9 symptoms that you may be infected with AIDS

1. Fatigue and night sweats: After HIV infection, patients often feel fatigue and night sweats. They usually have no strength and sleep at night, which indicates that there is a problem in the human body.

2, rash: rash is one of the most important symptoms of early HIV infection.

3, lymph node enlargement: diameter 0.5cm or more, slowly increase, tough, slidable round hard core, the most common neck.

4, oral Candida infection: commonly known as thrush, thrush is the most common AIDS opportunistic infection, also known as Xuekou disease.

5, rapid weight loss: rapid weight loss is a common problem after HIV infection. If you don’t lose weight, a rapid weight loss is a serious problem.

6, diarrhea: diarrhea is one of the most annoying AIDS symptoms, because diarrhea can lead to dehydration and electrolyte imbalance, opportunistic infection into the intestines may occur diarrhea.

7, fat metabolism disorders and lactic acidosis: the side effects of AIDS drugs is no secret, the side effects of drugs are fat metabolism disorders. After taking AIDS drugs for a period of time, in addition to typical symptoms such as nausea and diarrhea, patients may experience muscle pain, fatigue, increased nausea and vomiting, abdominal pain and other symptoms. These symptoms mean that patients are likely to have symptoms. Lactic acidosis has occurred.

8. Depression and headache: The dual causes of psychology and physiology will cause nervous system problems in people living with HIV, psychological stress caused by HIV infection, and damage to brain cells by HIV.

9. Peripheral neuropathy: Peripheral neuropathy is a common symptom after HIV infection. Peripheral neuropathy can cause damage to the hands, feet, mouth and lips, but this damage may not only be the result of HIV, most In the case, it is caused by side effects of some AIDS drugs.


What are the Signs Of HIV In The Mouth

The signs of HIV in the mouth are as below:

Dry Mouth and Tooth Decay
Candidiasis (thrush)
Canker sores (apthous ulcers)

Cold sores (herpes simplex)
Gum disease (periodontitis)
Hairy leukoplakia
Kaposi’s Sarcoma
Enlarged saliva glands
Shingles (herpes zoster)
Oral warts (human papillomavirus):

Other than that you will notice:

Swollen lymph nodes on the side of the neck or under jaw: Swollen lymph nodes on the side of the neck or under jaw are the most common. They may represent an infection around that area, such as a tooth infection or abscess, throat infection, viral illness, or upper respiratory infection




Oraquick HIV Saliva Test Kit Malaysia

Oraquick the only saliva HIV Test Kit you can perform in home. It’s USFDA certified perfectly safe and accurate for those who don’t prefer blood testing.

According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), at least one in seven Americans living with HIV don’t even know it! This is quite alarming since such individuals are likely to transmit the virus to other partners without knowing. Besides, it is necessary to find out one’s HIV status to allow for earlier treatment to extend life expectancy as well as protect their loved ones from contracting the infection.

A recommendation by the same institution is that everybody between the age of 13 and 64 must get tested at least once in their lifetime. Regular testing is, however, recommendable especially when indulges in unprotected sex with multiple partners or uses drug injections.

It is not surprising that many people fear to present themselves to the voluntary counseling and testing centers for privacy reasons. However, this should never be an excuse to not getting tested and knowing your status. Currently, home HIV tests are available. The two common home HIV tests are the Home Access HIV-1 Test System and OraQuick In-Home HIV test. These are available online and locally available in chemists and hospitals.

If you choose to order your home test online through phone, always ensure that the HIV test is FDA approved beforehand to ensure safety and accuracy are guaranteed.

Home Access HIV-1 Test System

This is a home collection kit which allows you to do a personal test on your blood sample and getting it delivered to a licensed lab where you will call to get your results after a day or so. The amazing fact about this test is that it is anonymous and follow up test can be performed immediately if the result turns out to be positive. After the process, the manufacturer offers confidential counseling and referral treatment. This type of test on a sample of blood collected at home finds infection later than tests undertaken at the lab using blood from the veins but much earlier compared to test conducted on oral fluids.

An excellent place to order this type of HIV test kit is Amazon among other reputable sites. However, Home Access Health Corporation has strongly come out as among the best places to seek the HIV-1 test system and be guaranteed over 99.9 percent accuracy within a day. They have been FDA approved and offer phone counseling. This type of test has been evaluated in various multi-center clinical studies in the US and proven to be as accurate as tests done by doctors and hospitals.


Mylan signs HIV test commercialization deal with Atomo Diagnostics

Firstly, i would like to congratulate both Atomo Diagnostics and Mylan for forming these powerful alliance to help the lower income people to have access to these HIV test kit.

And another congratulations to Atomo Diagnostics for secured the European CE-Mark in October last year. The test is a qualitative immunoassay designed to detect antibodies to HIV type 1 and type 2 in human whole blood.

For those who do not know, Atomo HIV Test kit is indeed “very canggih” unique i would say, because personally i like Atomo HIV test kit design, thanks to the Founder and CEO John Kelly.

Mylan received exclusive rights for commercialisation of in-vitro HIV rapid diagnostic tests in more than 100 countries across Africa, Asia, the Middle East, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and Latin America.

HIV testing rates have improved but expanding access to the tests is still a challenge in certain countries.

Mylan noted that offering point-of-care self-tests in community-based settings can increase the proportion of people aware of their HIV status, in turn enabling treatment or prevention.

Through the new partnership, the companies will provide all-in-one test devices, which are designed to deliver better functionality and are easy to use compared to existing multi-component rapid diagnostic tests.

Mylan CEO Heather Bresch said: “Our partnership with Atomo to supply HIV rapid diagnostic tests for self-testing is an important step in our collective goal of preventing HIV infections and expanding treatment.”

HIV Self Test by Atomo Diagnostics secured the European CE-Mark in October last year. The test is a qualitative immunoassay designed to detect antibodies to HIV type 1 and type 2 in human whole blood.

Atomo Diagnostics founder and CEO John Kelly said: “This strategic partnership will mean that the products designed by Atomo can be introduced to more than 100 countries, so that millions of people will have access to award-winning rapid tests.

“We believe that Mylan is the ideal partner to ensure that our HIV self-test products have maximum impact in the fight against HIV/AIDS.”

Mylan intends to globally launch the Mylan HIV Self-Test early next year.

Let me know your comments about Atomo HIV Test kit.


Knowledge of the Day 

“Global pharmaceutical company Mylan launch two new HIV treatments, Symfi Lo™ and Cimduo™, which were approved in February by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). ”


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