Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The National Latino AIDS Action Agenda Network (NLAAN) Releases Federal Policy Recommendations - Addressing the Latino AIDS Crisis

The National Latino AIDS Action Agenda Network (NLAAN) Releases Federal Policy Recommendations - Addressing the Latino AIDS Crisis

2 comments:

zercath said...

It is not possible to reliably diagnose HIV infection or AIDS based on symptoms alone. The only way to know for sure whether a person is infected with HIV is for them to have an HIV test.

People living with aids complications may feel and look completely well but their immune systems may nevertheless be damaged. It is important to remember that once someone is infected with HIV they can pass the virus on immediately, even if they feel healthy.

HIV is the virus that causes AIDS. If a person infected with HIV does not take effective antiretroviral treatment, over time HIV will weaken their immune system, which will make them much more vulnerable to opportunistic infections.

zercath said...

Opportunistic infections are caused by germs that are around us all the time but which can normally be fought off by a healthy immune system. Once the immune system is sufficiently weakened, such infections will develop and produce any of a wide range of symptoms - some of them very severe. Certain cancers also become more common when the immune system is weakened and therefore unable to combat aids or other infections .