This illness, known as primary or acute HIV infection, may last for a few weeks. DIAGNOSIS HIV test is done to detect human immunodeficiency virus in saliva, serum or urine.
AIDS is generally caused by unprotected sex with an infected partner.
There is no cure, but there are many medicines to fight/ control HIV infection. SYMPTOMS There are 3 main stages of AIDS: Acute symptoms, clinical latency and severe symptoms : The majority of people infected by HIV develop a Influenza (flu) like illness within a month or two after the virus enters the body.
NATIONAL AIDS CONTROL PROGRAMME-III NACP-III is based on the experiences and lessons drawn from NACP-I and II, and is built upon their strengths.
Its priorities and thrust areas are drawn up accordingly and include the following: Mainstreaming and partnerships are the key approaches to facilitate multi-sectoral response engaging a wide range of stakeholders.
An analysis of Annual Sentinel Surveillance data (2003-2005) shows that female sex workers (FSWs), men-who- have-sex-with-men (MSM) and injecting drug users (IDUs) have disproportionately higher incidence of HIV infection.