What is HIV?

Even if you think that acquiring HIV is a far-fetched idea, it is still advisable to learn about its symptoms. Remember that a cure for HIV isn’t available yet, but it is treatable, especially at the first sign of the disease.

HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. As the name implies, it is a condition that makes the immune system very weak, allowing various infections to thrive in your system. If you missed it in your biology class, the immune system of our body fights diseases. It is the frontline defense of our body against various infections.

When HIV infection is not treated and gets worse, it develops into AIDS which is short for Auto-Immune Deficiency Syndrome.