Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) causes AIDS symptoms appeared indirect infection in humans. Humans, as a victim of the infection, also indirectly felt the impact of the dangerous virus for her body.
The virus takes 5-10 years to cause symptoms. While the time required is met, the disease of AIDS already affects the sufferer’s body. During this time, there are several stages of HIV infection until then developed into AIDS.
1. First Phase (window)
a. HIV gets into the body until it formed the antibodies in the blood.
b. HIV look and feel healthy.
c. at this stage, HIV testing has not been able to detect the existence of viruses.
d. this stage lasts for 2 weeks to 6 months.
2. The Second Stage
a. at this stage HIV began to develop in the body.
b. HIV Tests can detect the presence of the virus because the antibodies begin to form.
c. Sufferers seem healthy for 5-10 years, depending on the durability. An average of sufferers survives for 8 years. But in developing countries, the shorter the duration.
3. The Third Stage
a. At this stage determined HIV-positive sufferers with an immune system that is increasingly on the decline.
b. Opportunistic infection symptoms begin to appear, for example a lymph gland swelling or continuous diarrhea.
c. This stage Generally lasts for 1 month, depending on the durability of the body of the sufferer.
a. At this point, a positive sufferers suffer from AIDS.
b. Immune system getting down.
c. Various other diseases (infection opportunists) cause the sufferer’s condition is getting worse.
At this stage, the sufferer should immediately be brought to the doctor and undergo therapy, anti-retroviral viral (ARV). ARV therapy will control the HIV virus in the body so that the impact of the virus can be pressed.
Even so, HIV can actually control as early as possible so that it can suppress AIDS incidence of opportunities. By doing a check of blood as early as possible, especially for those at high risk, such as drug users with a needle, often changed their spouses and sexual intercourse without a condom.