The Symptons of HIV:
Researchers use the term "acute HIV infection" to describe the period of time between when a person gets infected and when anti-biodies produce in the body. This last for about 6-12 weeks.
Some people who are infected, recieve "flu-like" symptoms. These symptoms, which usually last no more than a few days, might include fevers, chills, night sweats and rashes (not cold-like symptoms). Sometimes the symptoms are so minor, you don't even notice it. These symptoms can also cause other infections in the body.
Symptoms of AIDS:
There aren't regular symptoms for AIDS, usually they're severe symptoms of organsims that cannot handle infections. The common time to recieve AIDS when infected with HIV is 7-10 years.
HIV antiretroviral treatment is the main type of treatment for people infected with HIV or AIDS. It's not a cure. Though, it can help people not get severly sick for many years. The treatment calls for the infected person to take a series of drugs everyday for the rest of their lives. The drugs work by attacking the HIV infection to slower down it's replication in the body. These drugs are often referred to as:
- anti-HIV drugs
- HIV antiviral drugs