World AIDS Day 2020
World AIDS Day is observed every year on 1 December . Many people do not know the difference between AIDS and HIV. Human Immunodeficiency Virus / Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV / AIDS) is often considered a common condition. However, HIV and AIDS are neither the same condition nor do they have the same diagnosis. HIV is a virus that attacks CD4, a type of white blood cell in the body’s immune system. A person who has been found to be HIV positive will find it difficult to recover from even minor injury or illness. Decreases the body’s ability to fight against HIV infection and disease. While the body is capable of fighting many viruses, some of them can never be removed.
HIV is a virus that can never be removed from the body. On the other hand, AIDS is a disease that causes a range of symptoms. A person infected with HIV is likely to develop Symptoms Of AIDS if they do not seek treatment for HIV. A person can develop HIV without developing AIDS, although it is not possible to develop AIDS without HIV. The person suffering from AIDS is unable to detect the disease in the initial stage and is late in getting treatment. Symptoms of AIDS are seen in the body of HIV positive person after 8 to 10 years. Therefore, it is very important for the person to know the initial signs of HIV. Today on the occasion of World AIDS Day.
History of World AIDS Day
World AIDS Day was first conceived in 1987 in the month of August by Thomas Netter and James W. Bann. Thomas Netter and James W. Bann were both Public Information Officers for the WHO (World Health Organization) AIDS Global Program of Geneva, Switzerland. He shared his idea of AIDS Day with Dr. Johnathan Mann (Director of AIDS Global Program), who approved the idea and started celebrating December 1 in 1988 as World AIDS Day. It was decided by him to celebrate December 1 every year as World AIDS Day. The President of the United States made an official announcement for World AIDS Day in the year 1995, after which World AIDS Day was celebrated all over the world.
The first case came in Congo In
1959, the first case of AIDS was reported in Congo, Africa, in which one person was killed. When he was tested for blood, it was confirmed that he had AIDS. The disease came to light in the early 1980s, after which millions of people all over the world have lost their lives to this disease.
World AIDS Day 2020 Theme
The theme of World AIDS Day 2020 is “Global solidarity, shared responsibility”.
What Is HIV?
CD4 cells or T cells are which keep the body healthy. HIV attacks these cells and reduces them in number. This makes the person vulnerable to infections caused by bacteria and viruses. The destruction of CD4 cells can be controlled with the help of antiretroviral drug therapy. You can catch HIV by direct contact with breast milk, vaginal fluid, semen and blood. The virus is usually passed from one person to another by intercourse, mother-to-child infection during pregnancy and sharing needles.
Symptoms Of HIV
A person infected with HIV feels that he is suffering from the flu. Initial symptoms include fatigue, headache, fever and swollen lymph nodes in the neck and groin.
What is AIDS ?
When HIV is left untreated, it can lead to AIDS. According to WebMD, AIDS is the third and most advanced stage of HIV. A person who has not been diagnosed with HIV or is not treated quickly with HIV drugs is more likely to develop AIDS.
A person can live with HIV virus for about 10 to 15 years before getting AIDS. If you treat HIV, you can never develop AIDS. Once you have AIDS, you can live longer with the help of antiretroviral treatment.
Symptoms Of AIDS
Night sweats, depression, loss of memory, sudden and unexpected weight loss, fever that keeps coming back, pneumonia, skin, nose, eyelids or mouth spots, feeling tired without cause and wounds in the mouth, genitals Happen.
The initial symptoms of HIV are as follows:
Chronic fever: The infected person may have fever for two to four weeks. Night sweats cause night sleep. This type of indication shows that your immune system is weak.
Feeling tired and weak: If you have been feeling too much fatigue or weakness without doing anything for the last few days, these may be the initial symptoms of HIV.
Choking or feeling pain: The first common symptom of HIV AIDS is that the patients have fever along with a sore throat. Before fever, there is a sore throat, which causes difficulty in eating food and swallowing anything.
Muscle and joint pain: In this symptom , the pain in the patient’s joints lasts for about 2 to 24 hours. Not only this, some people also complain of backache and osteoporosis.
Loss of weight: The weight of an HIV patient does not decrease suddenly but gradually decreases. This has a rapid effect on the body system and reduces weight.
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