What is AIDS?
A person with AIDS has a damaged immune system, caused by an infection with the human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV. The damaged immune system is unable to fight infections properly.
What are the symptoms of AIDS?
Common symptoms of AIDS include sore throat, cough, diarrhea, confusion, eye pain, fever, headache, oral lesions, and skin lesions.
How does the doctor treat AIDS?
Treatment for HIV and AIDS includes medications that lower the concentration of the HIV virus in the bloodstream, which protects the immune system. Treatment for infections in those with AIDS includes antibiotics, antiviral, and antifungal medications.
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