The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is like most other viruses contracted by humans, but with one important difference—the body’s immune system can destroy most viruses and clear them from the body, but that is not true for HIV.
The immune system cannot get rid of HIV because the virus particles attack a key component of the system, the CD4 T cells, invade them, use them to produce copies of themselves, and then destroy those cells.
People with damaged immune systems are vulnerable to diseases that do not threaten people with healthy immune systems.
The term applies to the most advanced stages of HIV infection. It is not passed casually from one person to another.
Do you think that practicing safe sex takes the joy out of sex? Safe sex practices simply combine the greatest pleasure with the least risk of contracting HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), such as herpes or syphilis.
Safe sex can actually enhance your sex life by increasing communication and trust between you and your sexual partners.
It also means avoiding genital skin-to-skin contact.
That's because some STIs are spread just by skin-to-skin contact.
Truvada should be used in conjunction with safe sex practices.It has been determined that the place of origin was a specific city, Kinshasa, which is now the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo.Scientists theorize that HIV-1 moved from chimps to humans when hunters were exposed to infected blood while handling bush meat (the flesh of various primates, including chimps and gorillas).Here are some basic things you should know about buying and using condoms and other protective barriers.You can also ask your doctor about the HIV drug Truvada.