Understanding Better AIDS

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The fact that you are HIV positive does not mean that you are sick, but you need to understand AIDS because it is of fundamental importance for you to "take control of the situation which may prevent you from becoming seriously ill soon .

Better understand AIDS

Understanding how HIV infection and AIDS evolve can give you a better perspective on the process itself and help your colorpWith healthy means, to fight this enemy

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"IF I FEEL WELL, THIS MEANS THAT THE VIRUS IS NOT ACTIVE?"

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Recently, pOr else pHave shown that the virus is never pPlowed or asleep. In fact the virus is multipLikingp47From the very beginning of the infection and the immune system is fighting against it.

It is estimated that more than 700.000 p48Essoa in Brazil are infected p49HIV and most p50Will be active and healthy p51Or a long p52Eriod - often years - top53We have been infected.

"LIKE OUR COLORP54THE FIGHT AGAINST INFECTIONS? "

The colorp55The human is under constant attack from a wide variety of bacteria, viruses and fungi.

The function of the immune system is to remove or control these p56Rotate the colorp57Of these invaders and their harmful effects. One of the p58More im rotagonistasp59Immune system is a cell called CD4 or T cells.

T cells lead the resp60Infection.

More isp61Ethically, they send other cells p62And destroy bacteria, fungi and other viruses that cause infections.

P63HOPE IS HIV DIFFERENT? "

One p64Rincip65The differences between HIV and other viruses is that HIV uses T cells (cells that help colorp66The fight against infections) p67To become multip68Liar or rep69To liquefy

HIV invades the T cells and transforms the T-cell genetic material into its p70Rop71Genetic material.

As soon as the T cells are controlled p72They are no longer able to control the immune system.

Instead, infected T cells p73The HIV link begins to p74More HIV.

The attack and the rep75Of viruses, with a view to p76Rincip77The treatment cells gradually go out of the way with the immune system and weaken the body's defenses.

"WHERE IS THAT THIS IS HAPPENING IN MY BODY?"

Although HIV infects T cells and other cells p78Or the whole organism, he multi-p79lic p80Rincip81In the lymph nodes.

Lymph nodes are located in many p82Color artsp83o.

Each lymph node p84There is a network structure in its interior that acts as a filter p85Routerp86Infected viruses and T cells.

Large amounts of healthy T cells become infected p87HIV when p88Bake normally p89The lymph nodes. We now know that there are many more infected cells in the lymph nodes than in the blood,p90During the early stages of the disease.

"VIRUS CONTINUES TO BE ACTIVE WHEN P91RESO IN THE LYMPHATIC NODULES? "

Yes.

P92Recent surveys have shown that a large number of new viruses are p93Roduced daily from the onset of infection.

His body against - attacks substituting T cells infected with 2 even billions of uninfected T cells daily.

This p94Your T-cell count to be constant p95Or anyp96o.

However, the colorp97You can not stand it indefinitely. To the p98Oucos, the immune system p99Ered the battle and can not p100To make enough T cells p101To replace those that are destroyed p102HIV, leading to weakening of the immune system, which increases the p103Ossibility ofp104Diseases.p105Orthoptists and / or tumors characterizing AIDS, p106rop107Riously dictated.

"AS P108BLOOD KNOW HOW MANY VIRUSES EXIST IN MY COLORP109O?"

To p110Hello, havep111The most common way top112To widen p113Rogression of the disease p114Or HIV was measuring the amount of T cells.

The T-cell counts are imp115Orts p116That indicate how your immune system isp117To the continuous activity of the virus in its colorp118o.

New tests that p119To measure the virus rightly give a good idea of ​​thep120The virus in your blood. The number of viruses in a p121Equena sample of your blood is known as counting or viral load.

Viral load is an indicator of the level of HIV activity in your lymph nodes and throughout your body, p122Moreover, another way of accompanyingp123To widen p124Rogression of the disease p125Or HIV.

The virus is rep126Roducing constantly.

Even if you're feeling p127Erally well - during the so-called "silent" or asymptomatic phase of infection - large numbers ofp128HIV infections arep129Roducing therep130Going and continuously.

P131BONE USE MY CELL COUNT AND MY VIRAL LOAD P132DO YOU UNDERSTAND THIS DISEASE BETTER? "

"HOW OFTEN FREQUENCY MUST BE TESTS P133TO ASSESS THE VIRAL LEVELS? "

In general, higher levels of virus p134Are associated with a smaller number of T cells.

Likewise, lower viral loads generally mean T-cell counts higher.

P135Recent strains have shown that higher levels of virus generally p136Rogressão fasterp137Of the disease, while lower levels of virus p138Slower progression of the disease.

In a commonly performed analogy, AIDSp139Rests one p140coldp141Which would be situated at the end of a railroad to be p142Business p143HIV link, which would be a train; Viral load rep144Resents the speed with which the train p145I would run this railroad p146CD4 cells, or T cells, would be indicative of the distance between the p147Between the train and the p148coldp149Ico; in short:

Know how many viruses are rep150Roducing in your colorp151The number of T cells your body has p152To fight the virus p153You or your doctor to decide the best way to treat the infection.

Be well informed p154Ode to make a big difference in the course of your infection. The more you know, the more p155Ought to do.

Today, there are more features than ever before p156To help you fight HIV and AIDS. Your doctor has new information about the disease and its treatment. Talk to him today.

DIAGNOSIS P157OSITIVE IS NOT A DEATH SENTENCE

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To this day it is not known how to take HIV from the colorp162Of a p163As long as he has settled in the body. P164Therefore, the infection p165Hard HIV link p166The rest of the life of the p167Contaminated. Even though p168It's not thep169No symptoms, p170Transmit the virus. In addition p171Contaminated soil should be p172So that there is no re-contamination, since new contaminations p173Can collaborate p174Infection with increased viral load, decreased CD4 count and a consequent increase in the risk of infectionp175Ortunists of greater or lesser gravity.

It is known, today, treatment and cure p176For almost all diseasesp177Ortunists and is p178Articularly imp179That the p180HIV speaker has an accompanyingp181Constant and efficient medical p182For what p183The diagnosis p184To recover from an eventual infectionp185Orthoptist, thus guaranteeing a better quality of life.

If you discover that it is p186HIV patient, sick or unwell, keep in mind that you are not alone. This is ap187That affects the whole world. We are millions of p188Are you living with the same? p189Roblema P190Yes we willp191To live p192Ositively.

Also remember that the disease is not just the virus. It's the way you live. Understand, face and turn around p193Or up.

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