Complications Of HIV/AIDS
Patients suffering from HIV/AIDS usually have a very weak immune system which makes them vulnerable to many other diseases, infections and cancers which are commonly referred to as COMPLICATIONS OF HIV/AIDS.
The complications associated with HIV/AIDS may not arise at the beginning of the infection but in the long run they are commonly seen due to the development of the HIV infection which ultimately results in weaker and weaker immune system. If the patient of HIV/AIDS is not taking any treatment for his infection then the possibility of suffering from complications of HIV/AIDS is much higher than those who are taking regular treatment for HIV infection.
It is to be noted that only long term HIV infection may not be the one and only cause of complications arising due to the disease. One may suffer from the complications of HIV/AIDS due to aging, antiretroviral therapies and medications, reactions of regular drugs you take with HIV treatment drugs or other patient factors.
Common Complications of HIV/AIDS
Complications of HIV/AIDS vary from patient to patient however recent study and research shows that more than 50% people suffering from AIDS suffer similar complications. These common complications of HIV/AIDS are:
- Tuberculosis (TB)
- Kaposi’s Sarcoma
- Pneumocystis Jirovceci
- Kidney Diseases
- Retinal Complications
It is to be noted that it’s not 100% guaranteed that you will suffer from all or any of the above listed complications of HIV/AIDS because as told above complications of HIV/AIDS vary from patient to patient.
Avoiding Complications of HIV/AIDS
Avoiding complications arising due to HIV/AIDS is possible only and only if diagnosis and treatment of HIV infection is started in a timely manner. It is recommended that if you are diagnosed HIV positive then you should start taking treatment for HIV infection immediately disregarding the count of CD4+ve cells in your body. This will not only help you to avoid the complications of HIV/AIDS but will improve your quality of life to great extent. Moreover, if HIV infection is diagnosed within 3 days of its exposure to your body then there is even a chance of curing it. More details on this topic can be found in this post HIV/AIDS Testing And Treatment (HIV/AIDS CURE).
Timely treatment of HIV infection delays the progress of infection in your body which helps your immune system to stay stronger for a much longer time and protect you from other diseases, infections, cancers etc. which may arise over time. If the treatment prescribed by the doctor for the treatment of your HIV infection is taken regularly then complications of HIV are avoidable to a great extent.