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Stages of HIV infection

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Stages of HIV infection

  1. 1. Stages of HIV Infection HIV infect cells in the Lymphatic and Central Nervous System
  2. 2. STAGES OF HIV INFECTION
  3. 3. Stages of Infection Stage One: Primary HIV Infection Lasts for a few weeks Infectious Flu like illness (fever, diarrhea, wt loss, swollen glands) 20% of people with symptoms are serious enough to go to a physician (diagnosis is often missed)
  4. 4. Stage Two: Clinically Asymptomatic Stage Lasts for an average of ten years Free from major symptoms (swollen glands) Infectious Very active in Lymph nodes Viral lode test
  5. 5. Stage Three: Symptomatic HIV Infection Over time immune system (lymphatic) becomes severely damaged HIV mutates and becomes stronger and destroys more T cells Lymphatic system deteriorated and symptoms worsen Opportunistic Infections
  6. 6. Stage Four: Progression from HIV to AIDS T cell count drops to 200 Opportunistic Infections worsen
  7. 7. Effects on Body Systems Respiratory System: Tuberculosis Pneumonia Kaposi Sarcoma
  8. 8. Gastrointestinal System (Digestive) Candida (fungus) Isosporiasis Cryptomegolavirus Kaposi Sarcoma
  9. 9. CNS (Central Nervous System) HIV Toxoplasmosis Non Hodgkin Lymphoma Zoster Herpes Simplex AIDS Dementia Complex
  10. 10. Integumentary System Fungal nail infections Herpes Simplex Zoster Kaposi Sarcoma

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