AIDS stand for Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome... It is caused by Retorvirus - HIV . It is called a Syndrome because group of symptoms which occur together one after the other.. It has been detected in body fluids like blood ,semen,saliva,tears and urine. This disease attacks the Immune System , ans the patient suffers seriously from even a minor infection.
The Incubation period and the appearance of symptoms can be more than 10-12 yrs.During this period the infected person show +ive results for HIV and hence he or she is called HIV +ive.
Most of the individuals die within 3 yrs.
Symptoms are Swollen lymph nodes, fever, night sweats and weight loss.
Transmisson of the disease.-
2.Contaminated Blood Transfusion
3.Mother to Child Transmisson
4.Injection and Needles sharing.