Acquired immune deficiency syndrome or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is a disease caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
This condition progressively reduces the effectiveness of the immune system and leaves individuals susceptible to opportunistic infections and tumors. HIV is transmitted through direct contact of a mucous membrane or the bloodstream with a bodily fluid containing HIV, such as blood, semen, vaginal fluid, preseminal fluid, and even from the breast milk.
In treating HIV, the medication should be capable of eliminating diarrhea, increasing absorption activities in the gastrointestinal region and improving immunity. Acquired immunity from drug prophylaxis is not a long-term effective solution unless circumstances warrant it. But, a good natural immune system is the key to why some HIV positives outlived others. Of particular note, medication used on long term basis should be natural so that our body can assimilate with no side and toxic effects; a good attempt to minimize damages to vital organs.
Some of the major signs are weight loss greater than 10% of the body weight, fever for longer than one month and chronic diarrhea for longer than one month.