LYMPHNODE ENLARGEMENT IN HIV

Lymph node swelling is common in hiv.Most important causes of lymph node swelling in hiv is due to tuberculosis.Always rule out TB infection in HIV infection as TB is the most common oppertunistic infection in hiv patients.More than 70% of hiv patients get infected with tuberculosis if they are n...

HOW HIV CAUSES AIDS

HIV BECOMES AIDS BY DEPLEATING CD4 COUNTS (WHICH IS RESPONSIBLE FOR IMMUNITY).HIGHER THE VIRAL LOADS (VIRAL COPIES) GREATER THE RISK OF PROGRESSING TO AIDS.ANTI RETROVIRAL DRUGS REDUCE THE VIRAL COPIES LEADING TO IMPROVED CD4 COUNTS AND THEREBY PREVENTING IMMUNE DEPLETION.