AIDS / HIV
What Is HIV / AIDS?
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) can cause AIDS, a condition that inhibits
your body’s natural ability to fight infections. Once HIV is in
a person’s body, it tends to affect the immune system in a series
of stages. Many people with HIV seem very healthy and normal. There are
often no symptoms of HIV, which is why it is so important to get tested
regularly. It is not uncommon for a person with HIV to go years without
showing any symptoms. However, a blood test can reveal the truth between
six weeks and six months after exposure.
AIDS can take up to a decade to develop after the HIV virus infects a person.
There is no cure available for HIV but there are therapies and treatments
that can help with symptom management. It is extremely important to receive
treatment for HIV. A person with HIV who does not receive treatment will
eventually die from the virus. In most cases, HIV is transmitted through
sexual contact with an infected person. Learn more when you speak with
your internist at Washington Township Medical Foundation in Fremont.
Information About HIV / AIDS
It is extremely important to be aware and informed when it comes to HIV
/ AIDS. Learn more about this condition on the pages below:
Understanding HIV and AIDS
For Teens: Understanding HIV / AIDS
For Teens: What You Should Know About HIV and AIDS