AIDS – Acquired ImmunoDeficiency Syndrome
Acquired ImmunoDeficiency Syndrome is a disease caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). HIV is the virus which attacks the T-cells in the immune system, which weakens the immune system of human body. Bacteria, Fungi and Viruses can now make your body sick, as your body is not immune now. In the starting weeks, it can show symptoms of Headache, sore joints and muscles, fever, skin rash or stomach ache.
Each word of Acquired ImmunoDeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) has a different meaning :
Acquired means you can get infected with it
ImmunoDeficiency means a weakness in the body’s immune system.
Syndrome means a group of health problems that make up a disease
Common Reasons for getting infected with AIDS
- Having unprotected sex with an infected person
- From mother to child during pregnancy or even breastfeeding
- Through blood transfusion
- Through oral sex or in rare cases through deep kissing
- Use of hypodermic needles