The Human immunodeficiency virus, more popularly known as HIV, is the virus that causes the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, or AIDS. Even back in the late 1800s, so many HIV/AIDS victims existed.
In the later stages of the HIV infection, a person is going to move on and develop AIDS soon. At this point, their immune systems are in great danger and they are likely to suffer from severe problems such as:
1. Cytomegalovirus or CMV is a complication linked to HIV and AIDS. It brought about by a common herpes virus that many people have. However, due to the weakened immune system of HIV patients, it becomes so hard for them to fight off this virus.
This complication can cause an eye infection called retinitis which can lead to blindness.
2. Tuberculosis is another disease that an HIV/AIDS patient is likely to develop over time. It is the leading cause of deaths among patients with HIV and AIDS worldwide. TB usually affects the lungs but it can also be destructive to body parts, including the central nervous system.
3. Oral candidiasis, also known as oral thrush, is a fungal infection more commonly known as yeast. It can do damage to different parts of the body, especially the mouth. It is very common in females and is usually referred to as vaginal yeast infection.
Get tested for HIV
To avoid encountering all these serious health problems, it is necessary to get an HIV test as soon as possible. If you are sexually active, get tested for HIV regularly to be able to detect the disease early on and get treatment for it before it does more serious harm and damage to your body.