HIV or Human Immunodeficiency Virus is a part of retroviruses. It destroys a type of white blood cells called CD4 T. This cell is helpful in destroying germs and bacteria that are present in our body. HIV keeps changing its outer skin so that the white blood cells cannot destroy it. HIV’s next level is AIDS which is Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome. This leads to a weaker immune system which leads to a range of different diseases and infections.
It’s important to know that HIV and AIDS are two different things. When HIV infects you at that point of time you do not get infected by AIDS, it takes several years to develop. It happens because the CD4 T cells take many years to come down to a level where your immunity is challenged. But there is a good news as well, when you get infected by HIV, early and proper medication can reduce the chances of leading it to AIDS. HIV can now be treated and most of the people who get treated remain well and fit. With proper treatment at an early stage a person with HIV can live almost as long as a normal person.
The only way to confirm if you have it or not is to get yourself tested. There are many path labs, health care centers, etc. to get these tests done. Once the results come you get the confirmation. You can do it at home as well by getting a test kit for yourself from a medical store or you can buy it from an Online Pharmacy as well.
How Did HIV Come into Being
According to the scientists, humans were infected by HIV through a chimpanzee in the central part of Africa. They say that when human beings were hunting down chimpanzees for meat, it’s then that they got contaminated by their infected blood. Slowly and gradually the virus firstly affected Africa and then the entire world.
When to Get Yourself Treated?
- Firstly get yourself tested and if you are diagnosed with HIV start the medication immediately.
- When you start feeling unwell due to HIV. You will start feeling the changes in your body, you will start feeling weak and the number of cells will drop. Infections will infect you easily because the immunity system won’t function properly.
Medication for HIV /AIDS and Their Work
HIV’s treatment is a subject on which many doctors are working to make it better and more effective. Some believe that the medication should start only from the initial stage when a person is diagnosed. Others say that the medication should start only when a person starts showing the symptoms.
In most of the cases, medicines for HIV are called anti-retroviral medicines. Here is the list of these medicines that helps you in recovery from HIV related infections.
- Reverse transcriptase inhibitors
- Nucleotide or nucleoside: abacavir, emtricitabine, didanosine, tenofovir, stavudine and lamivudine
- Non-nucleoside: etravirine, rilpivirine, nevirapine and efavirenz
- Raltegravir (integrase inhibitors)
- Protease inhibitors: ritonavir, lopinavir, tipranavir, fosamprenavir, saquinavir, darunavir, atazanavir, indinavir
- Maraviroc (CCR5 antagonists)
- Enfuvirtide (fusion inhibitors)
These medicines are available on Online Pharmacies and Online Drug Stores as well.
They work by stopping HIV viruses from multiplying itself and then decreasing its amount. This gives some time to the immunity system to rebuild itself and once it is rebuilt, your chances of getting infected will lessen.
Considerations While Taking Medication
- Take your medicines according to the doctor’s prescription.
- If you forget to take a doze just take it as soon as you remember about it.
- Follow the diet chart as given by your dietician.
- Go for regular blood tests to know the current situation.
Follow these simple points to stay fit and get better even after HIV / AIDS.