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Treatment for AIDS/HIV

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Treatment for AIDS/HIV

Human Immunodeficiency Virus attacks the CD4 immune cells, which are the immune system cells. CD4 cells trigger the immune system to create antibodies in order to fight off infection. As HIV destroys the CD4 cells, the function of immune system is suppressed and the affected person is not able to defend infection. As HIV reduces the CD4 cells, in your body, the person is unable to defend from infection. The immunosuppressed patient develops illness, infection and ultimately, AIDS .

Treatment for AIDS Treatment strategy for AIDS virus involves the following principles: 1. To have an effective drug that kills the HIV virus once it enters the body. 2. To create a vaccine that would prevent the disease. 3. To educate people world wide about the dangers of AIDS and how to prevent the HIV infection.
Drugs for HIV
There are four essential group of drugs against AIDS:

1. Protease Inhibitors (PIs)

2. Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors (NRTIs)

3. Non-nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors (NNRTIs)

4. Fusion Inhibitors

AID Virus is completely inactivated by treatment with

10% Household bleach
50% ethanol
35% isopropanol
1% Nonidet P40
0.5% Lysol
0.5% paraformaldehyde
0.3% hydrogen peroxide

The virus is also inactivated by extremes in pH (pH 1.0 and 13.0). Virus is rapidly inactivated (<1 minute) by exposure to undiluted household bleach. Virus is readily inactivated in liquids or 10% serum by heating at 56º C for 10 minutes. Lyophilized blood products would need to be heated at 68º C for 72 hours to ensure inactivation of contaminating virus.

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  1. […] have been made, some people who develop the disease recover. But no one has ever recovered from HIV disease, because the immune system cannot fight HIV in the same way it fights other viral […]

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