In the first part of this post, we discussed the first two stages of the HIV infection: the acute infection stage and the clinical latency stage.
HIV becomes AIDS
We now move on to the third and final stage of HIV, which is known as the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome or AIDS.
A person who fails to get tested for HIV and receive treatment for it will be in danger of progressing onto the last HIV stage. AIDS, as of the moment, has no cure. It has already taken the lives of so many people, so it is very important that people always observe the appropriate practices and measures to protect themselves against this illness.
The damage already was done
Anyone who is at this stage of HIV will suffer a lot of damage and injury that will affect his or her immune system. At this point, the victim becomes so weak and sick that his or her body is incapable of fighting off other bacteria and viruses that threaten his or her health.
The CD4 count is now below 200 cells per cubic millimeter of blood, which is way lower than the normal count, which is about 500 to 1,600 cells per cubic millimeter.
If you only start receiving treatment while at this stage, you can survive up to approximately three years. But because your body has already been worn out and beat, functioning properly can be quite hard to accomplish again.
To detect the HIV infection as soon as possible, use a rapid HIV test kit available at STD Rapid Test Kits. This device has been authorized and tested to be safe and provide highly accurate test results in as fast as 15 minutes.