AIDS - less known facts.

AIDS is a collection of symptoms and infections caused by immune deficiency due to HIV virus infection. It can lead to death but does not have to! The treatment that medicine currently has in hand is very effective - lets patients live for many years and even reduces number of virus to the level it can not be detected. Unfortunatelly there are some serious side effects of the drugs, and some types of the virus are resistant to the treatment. Medication and following certain procedures during pregnancy and delivery can also greatly minimize risk of child getting infected. Even after accidental exposure to virus (e.g. dirty needle in a park, nurses) early after-contact treatment reduces to minimum the risk of infection. I'm affraid in the nearest future the scientists won't be able to produce vaccine that protects us against the infection, but there are works on vaccine that will help our immune system fight the virus once we're infected. Stay healthy!

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