HIV2 - HIV/AIDS AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome)...

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HIV/AIDS AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) is not a single disease. Rather it is a combination of signs and symptoms due to a reduced immune system caused by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). Symptoms As a patient, with HIVs, immune system falls the patient becomes susceptible to a number of unusual and opportunistic infections. In addition they often suffer from multiple infections and experience atypical symptoms leading to a delay in diagnosis. Infections a person with AIDs is susceptible to include: Type Causative agent Condition Protozoa Toxoplasma Gondii Cryptosporidium Cerebral abscess Severe diarrhoea Fungal Pneumocystic jiroveci Candida Cryptococcus Pnemonia Oro/pharyngeal/genital thrush Meningitis/Respiratory problems Viral Cytomegalovirus Herpes virus Blindness, GI upset, brain abscess Oral/genital ulceration Bacterial General TB Recurrent infections Respiratory problems Tumours Kaposi's sarcoma Lymphoma Skin tumours Usually B-cell Other systemic signs include: - Fever, night sweats, weight loss, lymphadenopathy and muscle weakness
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ANTHRO 2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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HIV2 - HIV/AIDS AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome)...

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