With growing technology and new inventions, scientists have been able to find solutions and cure to every mystery and disease. Nevertheless, only one disease remains with absolutely no cure and thus, results eventually in death. Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, universally known as AIDS is caused by a virus called Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). According to researches, AIDS is not something which we “get”. It can only be caused by certain interactions with an already infected person. Generally the main causes of AIDS are through the transmission of blood, vaginal fluid, semen, and breast milk of HIV infected people.
When a person is infected with HIV, there might not be much immediate visible effects in the victim. The initial symptoms might be fever, headache, sore muscles and joints, stomach ache, swollen lymph glands, or a skin rash for one or two weeks. Most people misinterpret these symptoms as flu and ignore them. However, with the passage of time the virus will gradually multiply in their bodies causing the immune system to eventually respond to the virus. As the immune system responds it starts to make antibodies which could reduce the CD4 cells in the body. Consequently, signs like fevers, night sweats, diarrhea, or swollen lymph nodes start appearing as the body become weaker.
Though the person is infected by HIV, it might take some time to become AIDS as it only happens when the immune system is adversely affected. When the number of CD4 cells decrease to 200 or the percentage of CD4 cells drop off to less than 14%, the person can be “officially” regarded as a victim of AIDS. That’s when a person \ starts counting his last days as a typical AIDS patient could only live from a few months to a few years, depending on their physical stability and the level of infection.
Despite the long term efforts made by scientists and doctors world-wide to find a diagnosis to this deadly disease, they have made little progress. The few...