what are the symptoms of aids?explain in 250 words??

Asked by  | 28th Oct, 2012, 03:59: PM

Expert Answer:

AIDS begins with HIV infection. People who are infected with HIV may have no symptoms for 10 years or longer, but they can still transmit the infection to others during this symptom-free period. If the infection is not detected and treated, the immune system gradually weakens and AIDS develops.

The symptoms of AIDS are mainly the result of infections that do not normally develop in people with a healthy immune system. These are called opportunistic infections. People with AIDS have had their immune system damaged by HIV and are very susceptible to these opportunistic infections. Common symptoms are:

  • Chills

  • Fever

  • Rash

  • Sweats (particularly at night)

  • Swollen lymph glands

  • Weakness

  • Weight loss

 

Answered by  | 30th Oct, 2012, 08:36: AM

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