AIDS-Acquired immune deficiency syndrome, generally, by listening this term, we all think of it as a sexual transmitted disease with no cure or no vaccine.
But, do you really know there is medicine for this deadly disease. Is it not really good news!
Actually, AIDS is the most advanced stages of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), a virus that damages cells of the body’s immune system, a system responsible for fighting against foreign cells in the body.
Literally, there is no cure however you have many medicines to fight against HIV infection and the infections as well as cancers that develop from it.
AIDS epidemic began in the early 1980s, where the patients with AIDS, rarely, lived longer than a few years. However, in these days, the patients with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, are living longer with healthier life.
Effective Medicines For AIDS Is It Not Really Great!
The reason for the increase in the life-span rate is various effective medicines to fight against the HIV/AIDS infection.
Most of these effective medicines fall into one of the following three categories
Reverse Transcriptase (RT) inhibitors: The medicines of this category impede with a serious step during the virus life cycle and keep the virus away from reproduction.
Protease inhibitors: In this category, the medicines interfere with a protein that HIV uses for the reproduction of infectious viral particles.
Fusion inhibitors: This category medicine helps protect the body’s cells by obstructing the infectious virus from entering.
Moreover, today, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) standardized Prezista (darunavir), a new drug of protease inhibitor category for women with HIV virus who has not respond properly to other antiretroviral drugs treatment.
This new drug gives a new life to HIV/AIDS women who often need therapies so as to maintain healthy life. Also, remember that this drug is not a cure, but when used with other standard therapies, it provides an extra major step in an effort to combat the effects of the infection.
Although these medicines help HIV women but they are not perfect. These medicines cannot cure HIV infection or AIDS rather helps stop the virus reproduction.
Though you take treatment for HIV infection, still there will be virus in your body. Even while taking medicines, you have chances of transmitting HIV virus to others.
Actually, AIDS may spread through blood exchange, oral sex, sharing drug needles, blood transfusion or through contact with the blood of an infected person. It can also spread from mother to the baby during pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding.
As the AIDS symptoms are similar to other Sexual transmitted infections and diseases, you cannot exactly identify the presence of this virus in your body through symptoms rather a blood test can tell you exactly whether you are infected with HIV virus or not.
If you have been tested and found HIV positive, then never worry with the assumption that you are with AIDS because there is a possibility of being HIV positive, and not having AIDS. So, it is better to confirm with your family doctor!