AIDS can be cured with a high success rate. The risk of death after being diagnosed with AIDS is reduced by over 90%. The survival rate is greater in women than in men and increases as time from diagnosis increases. Most people develop symptoms more than five years after being diagnosed with AIDS. The first treatment effective in curing HIV is highly active anti-retroviral therapy combined with highly active antiretroviral therapy. There is still significant public-health benefit from being diagnosed with HIV.
The risk of developing HIV infection increases significantly with age. There is no strong evidence to suggest that certain races are more prone to risk of HIV or that social or behavioural factors play a large part. HIV is related to the risk of acquiring hepatitis C.
Because of the heterogeneity of this condition, the treatment for HIV-infected people is individualistic. The mainstay of treatment is antiretroviral therapy, with or without other supportive therapy in more serious cases. More recent data have shown that antiretroviral therapy can be highly efficacious for a range of illnesses and in this case is also necessary to avert progression of HIV infection.\n
The number of new HIV infections that occur in the United States was estimated at approximately 25,000 per year in this population based analysis. The current trajectory of HIV incidence could possibly decrease by about a third by 2030 if current trends continue after 2030.
Not everyone develops HIV, however most people who test positive will acquire HIV over the course of their lifetimes. Sexual activity is the major risk factor that leads to HIV and AIDS. HIV is passed from a blood contaminated needle when used intravenously. HIV is passed through non-blood transmission via sexual contact. Symptoms of HIV include: swollen lymph nodes, persistent fever, rash, weight loss, sore throat and night sweats. In children and adolescents a high degree of parental anxiety may be a symptom. In pregnancy a woman may have more frequent vaginal and cervical bleeding than usual. If a pregnant woman gets HIV the woman can pass the virus to her unborn baby but this is normally not known before the pregnancy is halfway through.
HIV is a serious and potentially life-threatening health issue. HIV, by cause, affects all racial and ethnic groups, and is generally transmitted horizontally through heterosexual activity. It is an infectious disease that infects humans with symptoms that vary between individuals, as well as causes the body to become incapable of preventing itself from infection.\n
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The average age of getting hiv is 24.8 and that is for boys and girls alike. The peak number of new cases is in the early 1990s, after which incidence is in decline. The main factor that influences incidence is sexual activity that is at its peak between 16 and 30, and also pregnancy and menopause that are at their lowest in adulthood\n\nThe first case of HIV in a male athlete was reported by French gyroscopist Pierre Tinel. He reported on a 15-year-old Greek boy who died on May 4, 1967 of Kaposi Sarcoma, "a skin disease caused by opportunistic infection by the human immunodeficiency virus" (HIV).
Recent findings provides some support for familial clustering of both HIV and AIDS. However, no family-based analysis of the time to onset (median age of diagnosis of family members ranged between 1.4 and 2.5 yr in this study) provides any definitive evidence of familial clustering.
In this group of young, predominantly Black men, the overwhelming majority of which were drug users, the only identified risk factor for infection with any form of this retrovirus was unsafe sexual activity. These data call to urgent attention the need for adequate and appropriate HIV-1 prevention education to reduce the risk for HIV-1 infection among drug users. Because they live in communities of young, predominantly African-Americans, the potential for the spread of HIV to a larger population cannot be ignored for this population. For this group of individuals, condom use is paramount in reducing the risk for human immunodeficiency virus infection by 95%, or more, as it had been proven in many of the studies that had been conducted to date.
In a recent study, findings are a bit disappointing. The latest research confirms previous results, that the viral load is most tightly controlled when using highly active antiretroviral treatment (HAART). However, the effects of HAART have become weaker and weaker over the last 5 years on patients’ health. HAART was once very effective in suppressing the amount of virus in people’s blood. This is because HAART is blocking the virus’ entry into the body. But now more and more of the viral strains that have escaped the antiretroviral drugs are becoming resistant to those drugs. But there are still drugs that can’t reach that level to eradicate the virus, which means that there has to be an alternative medicine.