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 .
But you're in the middle of a fight. pera proyour immune system, your health and your life.
You pOf a doctor who will be pI would like to meet you, withoutpRe necessary.
Recent pHave provided new and impInformation on the repTion (rephuman immunodeficiency virus (HIV), such as: the rate at which the virus doespOf oneself, how manypWhat it does and how the immune systempWhere is this
Scientists have developed new technologies that pRometem improve our capThe ability to detect and evaluate virus activity at all stages of infection pLink HIV.
New tests directly measure the virus, along with cell counts Treatment, pgive us a better idea of the stage of HIV infection.
This pPagespWhere some of the doubts more frequent than pAbout HIV. As you read this pThe pagepHe would have given more on the virus, as hepAnd how it relates to pof the disease. The more you know about HIV (the virus) and the disease, the more you can do pTo stay healthy pOr one haspthe biggest.
"IF I FEEL GOOD, DOES THIS MEAN THAT THE VIRUS IS NOT ACTIVE? Or is it AIDS already? "
Until then pYou havepIt was believed that while the pIt's not thepResent symptoms, the virus would not be active in its colorpo.
Recently, pOr else pHave shown that the virus is never pPlowed or asleep. In fact the virus is multipLikingpFrom the very beginning of the infection and the immune system is fighting against it.
It is estimated that more than 700.000 pEssoa in Brazil are infected pHIV and most pWill be active and healthy pOr a long pEriod - often years - topWe have been infected.
"LIKE OUR COLORPTHE FIGHT AGAINST INFECTIONS? "
The colorpThe 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 pRotate the colorpOf these invaders and their harmful effects. One of the pMore im rotagonistaspImmune system is a cell called CD4 or T cells.
T cells lead the respInfection.
More ispEthically, they send other cells pand destroy bacteria, fungi and other viruses that cause infections.
“PHOPE IS HIV DIFFERENT? "
One pRincipThe differences between HIV and other viruses is that HIV uses T cells (cells that help colorpThe fight against infections) pTo become multipLiar or repTo liquefy
HIV invades the T cells and transforms the T-cell genetic material into its pRopGenetic material.
As soon as the T cells are controlled pThey are no longer able to control the immune system.
Instead, infected T cells pThe HIV link begins to pMore HIV.
The attack and the repOf viruses, with a view to pRincipthe Treatment cells, are gradually killing the immune system and weakening the body's defenses.
"WHERE IS THAT THIS IS HAPPENING IN MY BODY?"
Although HIV infects T cells and other cells pOr the whole organism, he multi-plic pRincipIn the lymph nodes.
Lymph nodes are located in many pColor artspo.
Each lymph node pThere is a network structure in its interior that acts as a filter pRouterpInfected viruses and T cells.
Large amounts of healthy T cells become infected pHIV when pBake normally pThe lymph nodes. We now know that there are many more infected cells in the lymph nodes than in the blood,pDuring the early stages of the disease.
"VIRUS CONTINUES TO BE ACTIVE WHEN PRESO IN THE LYMPHATIC NODULES? "
PRecent surveys have shown that a large number of new viruses are pRoduced daily from the onset of infection.
His body against - attacks substituting T cells infected with 2 even billions of uninfected T cells daily.
This pYour T-cell count to be constant pOr anypo.
However, the colorpYou can not stand it indefinitely. To the pOucos, the immune system pEred the battle and can not pTo make enough T cells pTo replace those that are destroyed pHIV, leading to weakening of the immune system, which increases the pOssibility ofpDiseases.pOrthoptists and / or tumors characterizing AIDS, propRiously dictated.
"AS PBLOOD KNOW HOW MANY VIRUSES EXIST IN MY COLORPO?"
To pHello, havepThe most common way topTo widen pRogression of the disease pOr HIV was measuring the amount of T cells.
The T-cell counts are impOrts pThat indicate how your immune system ispTo the continuous activity of the virus in its colorpo.
New tests that pTo measure the virus rightly give a good idea of thepThe virus in your blood. The number of viruses in a pEquena 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, pMoreover, another way of accompanyingpTo widen pRogression of the disease pOr HIV.
The virus is repRoducing constantly.
Even if you're feeling pErally well - during the so-called "silent" or asymptomatic phase of infection - large numbers ofpHIV infections arepRoducing therepGoing and continuously.
“PBONE USE MY CELL COUNT AND MY VIRAL LOAD PDO YOU UNDERSTAND THIS DISEASE BETTER? "
"HOW OFTEN FREQUENCY MUST BE TESTS PTO ASSESS THE VIRAL LEVELS? "
In general, higher levels of virus pAre associated with a smaller number of T cells.
Likewise, lower viral loads generally mean T-cell counts higher.
PRecent strains have shown that higher levels of virus generally pRogressão fasterpOf the disease, while lower levels of virus pSlower progression of the disease.
In a commonly performed analogy, AIDSpRests one pcoldpWhich would be situated at the end of a railroad to be pBusiness pHIV link, which would be a train; Viral load repResents the speed with which the train pI would run this railroad pCD4 cells, or T cells, would be indicative of the distance between the pBetween the train and the pcoldpIco; in short:
Know how many viruses are repRoducing in your colorpThe number of T cells your body has pTo fight the virus pYou or your doctor to decide the best way to treat the infection.
Be well informed pOde to make a big difference in the course of your infection. The more you know, the more pOught to do.
Today, there are more features than ever before pTo help you fight HIV and AIDS. Your doctor has new information about the disease and its treatment. Talk to him today.
DIAGNOSIS POSITIVE IS NOT A DEATH SENTENCE
ADAPTADO DO MANUAL "LIVING POSITIVAMENTE ", from the grouppo PShe vidda To this day it is not known how to take HIV from the colorpOf a pAs 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 pFor almost all diseasespOrtunists 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 pHIV 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. Revised text por Amarilis (in memorian - * 1963 + 2003) I`ma PWAperson with AIDS) I am a PCaPWith AIDS)