HIV/Aids Awareness

HIV infection is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus which damages your immune system, if left untreated HIV infection will lead to a serious condition called acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. Dr. Vaseem Choudhary gives you brief information on Causes, Symptoms and Prevention.


HIV attacks and infects our white blood cells named as CD 4cells making body inefficient to defend itself against infection


  • Sexual intercourse
  • Blood transfusion
  • Breast feeding
  • Pregnancy
  • By sharing tattoo equipment
  • Through premastication
  • Exposure to blood ,semen ,vaginal ,rectal fluids


  • Acute stage:

A person experiences flu-like symptoms and swollen glands usually 1 month after getting exposed to infection of virus

  • Latent stage:

At this time the patient remains asymptomatic though the virus is still multiplying in the body, so at this point of time it is obvious that person can transfer this disease to a healthy individual, this stage can last for a decade too

  • AIDS stage:

During this stage immune system gets completely damaged with a CD4 count of less than 200, if left untreated person may survive for up to 3 years.


  • Fever
  • Sore throat
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Joint pains
  • Skin rashes
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Weight loss
  • Night sweats
  • Diarrhea
  • Cough
  • Oral thrush


  • Kaposi sarcoma
  • Lymphoma
  • Wasting syndrome
  • Toxoplasmosis
  • Cytomegalovirus
  • Cryptococcal meningitis
  • Cryptosporidiosis


  • Wear condoms during sexual intercourse
  • Take proper vaccinations for opportunistic infections
  • Wear gloves if have pets at home while changing cat litter
  • Avoid drinking contaminated water
  • Avoid the use of unpasteurized dairy products uncooked meat


The following cannot transmit the virus:

  • Shaking hands
  • Sharing towels
  • Sneezing, hugging, kissing
  • Sharing cutlery
  • Mouth to mouth resuscitation


  • Antigen-Antibody tests:

These tests check the blood for antibodies and antigens, an antibody which is a type of protein the body makes to fight against infection, and antigens is a part of the virus that activates the immune system.

  • Antibody test:

This is solely a blood test for Antibody detection

  • Nucleic acid test:

It is done for virus,it is accompanied by confirmation of antibody tests


  • Arsenic album:

Burning pains present especially at midnight and better by warm application calls for this remedy, gradual weight loss, anemia restlessness, anxiety, weakness exhaustion, thirst for sips of water at short intervals are a well-marked feature of this remedy.

  • Crotalus horridus:

This is an excellent remedy for the terminal stage of disease, hemorrhages draining from various orifices which is dark offensive in color is peculiar characteristic for this remedy, debilitating diarrhea and vomiting present, septicemia, the tendency to cancer of uterus, liver, infections like typhoid, yellow fever,  diphtheria, anemia fever with chills well-marked feature for this remedy

  • Lachesis:

Intolerance to clothing around neck and waist, delirium, confusion unbearable pains, unintentional weight loss, diarrhea with body ache, symptoms worse In the night, women of menopausal age are best suited for this remedy

  • Natrum Mur:

Sensitive women who brood a lot and have a weeping tendency calls for this remedy, recurrent episodes of headache with a tendency to cold and cough calls for this remedy, loss of weight especially around the neck, fever with chills, marked anemia

  • Phosphorus:

A patient who is lean tall emaciated are more prone to this remedy, tendency to have hemorrhage even smaller wounds bleed profusely, extreme burning around the spine especially in palms and chest weakness  and prostration after the loss of body fluids through diarrhea, vomiting, cravings for cold water are all peculiar feature for this remedy


Dr. Vaseem Choudhary and his team have treated many patients successfully with symptoms of HIV and its complications so if you are looking for your cure please visit our center at Homeo Care Clinic, Pune for further assistance.