The Human Immunodeficiency Virus or HIV is a virus that strikes our immune system which will result in a variety of complications. A person afflicted with the virus will encounter deterioration of many bodily organs until he or she becomes immune system deficient.

Anybody can contract HIV via several ways: sharing needles with an HIV-infected man or woman, sexual intercourse, transfusion of blood which is contaminated with HIV and an HIV affected mother to her baby.

Someone who has HIV is in peril of getting AIDS in the future. AIDS, which is the acronym for Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, is related to HIV when it comes to the indicators, signs or symptoms, cancer problems, infections, and other additional complications typical to the two.

Early detection of HIV

At the time of an early infection, an individual may suffer from symptoms of flu. The majority of people might neglect it and consider it as nothing serious, so they find themselves forgetting about it and realize that they are infected with something dangerous when it is already far too late. That is the reason medical experts encourage everyone, particularly the sexually-active ones, to go through an HIV screening test.

Early detection of the illness can protect a person from a number of destructive problems by HIV or AIDS. People who use needles when doing drugs, people that have had unprotected sexual intercourse, people who have an HIV-positive sexual mate, the ones that are afflicted with any sexually-transmitted disease or STD, and those who slept with sexually-active homosexual men are urged to take the test.

HIV Screening Tests

There are numerous techniques in HIV screening tests --- swab tests, urine tests, oral tests, and blood tests. The reason for the test is not to identify the presence of HIV itself, but to check if there are tracks of HIV antibodies produced by the immune system to combat the virus. It is possible for an HIV sufferer to obtain a negative test result if his or her immune system cannot really generate enough antibodies to safeguard his or her human body.

The human body usually takes between two weeks and four months before it is going to create enough antibodies in this particular scenario. After this period of time lapses, a much more exact test result may be taken. An HIV victim must observe extreme caution to not go around with his or her usual sociable tactics since he or she is a carrier of an extremely dangerous kind of virus.

Prevention of HIV

To protect one’s body from contracting HIV, AIDS, as well as other sexually-transmitted diseases, you need to learn to practice safe sex. Furthermore, people who currently take part in doing the deed with several partners have a greater chance of being infected. It is very imperative that you get you and your partners tested and then go to a medical doctor right away and go through treatment if tested positive.