HIV/AIDS- How Much Do You Really Know?

Living with a family member, friend or loved one who has HIV / AIDS can become a problem for some people, but it is a manageable situation. These tips will help you to keep some of the stress that you may feel under control.
The infection of HIV can be divided into various phases. However, in most cases, these phases are hard to discern from one another. The health of the infected person is actually dependent on the immune system of the individual which may also dictate the complications that might take place.

HIV is a lent virus which is a member of the retrovirus family that causes AIDS. When first infected with the virus, mild symptoms occur. These symptoms may or may not be recognizable but includes fever, headaches, sore throat, rash and swollen lymph glands.

HIV simply cannot be transmitted through activities such as hugging or most kissing, nor can it be acquired from toilet seats, shared eating utensils, glasses, cups or plates etc. because of this there is no real need to be anxious about these particular areas.

If the blood is dried, the virus will be dead, but if is wet, then a chance exist that it could still be active. the risk is very small but rather be safe. Always try and use gloves when you are in the situation where you might be in contact with blood or fluid. HIV/AIDS is very short lived on an inanimate surface. Consider it very infectious in wet fluid than in a dried fluid.

HIV diagnosis is possible through the antibodies that react specifically to HIV or the presence of the viral particles themselves. Antibodies only form around one to three months after viral infection. Taking an HIV test before this time frame will produce a false negative result and possibly a false sense of relief.