HIV and AIDS are diseases that weaken a human being's immune system. As a result of that, a person who suffers from HIV/AIDS becomes more susceptible to severe illnesses and ailments.
Complications caused by HIV and AIDS
Here are some examples of dangerous complications that HIV and AIDS can bring:
- Toxoplasmosis - a parasitic infection that strikes people with HIV/AIDS and has below 200 CD4 cell counts. To treat this complication, patients are usually given prophylaxis treatments.
- Tuberculosis - very common in developing nations. If diagnosed early on, this complication can be successfully cured.
- Candidiasis - a prevalent fungal infection that can be detected through visual examination and cured with antifungal medications.
- Coccidioidomycosis - another common type of fungal infection that can trigger pneumonia if not treated right away.
- Cryptococcosis - an infection caused by a fungus that enters the body and finds its way into the lungs and spread to the brain and can be fatal.
- Lymphoma - in some cases, some types of cancer may afflict HIV/AIDS patients. There are different types that may strike and each one can be treated with a particular type of treatment solution.