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Living with AIDS

Although aids is one of the most deadly illnesses in the world today, there are many more people living with aids than ever before, and it is possible to relatively normal life thanks to new drugs on the market to ease the symptoms of the serious disease. While it is known that many people can live with hiv without even being aware of it, since many hiv infected people do not have symptoms or have symptoms that may feel like ordinary colds and flus, living with aids is more difficult, because by then, the situation is much more serious. If someone is infected with hiv but has not yet developed full blown aids from this infection, he or she may not yet feel ill and may live normally. This is one of the hazards of the disease; the fact that hiv infected people do not usually have strong symptoms means that many people are infected with hiv and don't realize it, and therefore, can spread the disease to other people. Living with aids is more difficult than living with hiv, but it is possible, thanks to a new medications on the market that make symptoms less difficult to deal with.

Living with aids means dealing with frequent illnesses and infections, which may be a challenge. It is necessary for those who are living with aids to have a strong support network of family and friends, including those who also suffer from the disease, who can be depended on for support and information. In addition, living with aids is less difficult if one has a physician that one can trust and talk to when necessary.

Living with aids is not easy, and there are many illnesses that can occur. It is necessary to familiarize oneself with the many complaints suffered by people who are living with aids, and to get the medication needed to treat these problems. Depression is a common problem for those who are living with aids, and the difficulties with illnesses can make depression more keenly felt. Negative thoughts and feelings may become obsessive, and when this happens, it is necessary to alert your physician who can prescribe an anti-depressive medication. Thrush is also a common problem and it characterized by a thin coating and a bad taste on one's tongue and in the inside of the mouth. Diarrhea happens frequently to those who are living with aids, as well as nausea. People who are living with aids may notice rapid weight loss, and a problem with fat distribution; their arms may be bony while there may be fat deposits on the stomach and at the back of the neck. There are treatments for all of these problems which are common among those living with aids.

It is important not to feel overwhelmed by the problems that can occur while living with aids and to seek help and support when necessary. There are support groups for those living with aids and online resources available as well. It is important not to suffer alone, and since there are many people living with aids, there are also many support networks out there.

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