If left untreated, a virus called HIV can lead to AIDS, a disease that leads to a complete breakdown of the body's immune system. Multiple infections occur, and different types of tumors develop. HIV belongs to the family of retroviruses, which after entering the human body attacks a specific type of white blood cells, T-lymphocytes, multiplies in them, destroys them and gradually leads to a weakening of immunity. According to the specific molecules found on the surface of these cells, they are also called CD4 cells.

When HIV enters the body through damaged mucous membranes or by direct ingestion (eg, infection), it enters a specific immune system cell, the T-lymphocyte, and turns that infected cell into a miniature factory that makes a large number of copies of the virus. When a large number of new viruses form inside T-lymphocytes, it bursts and releases many viruses into the bloodstream and decays. Viruses enter new T-lymphocytes and the process is repeated. Thus, HIV gradually destroys an increasing number of T-lymphocytes, which leads to a weakening of immunity and results in the appearance of opportunistic infections and certain malignant diseases. Although HIV primarily attacks specific cells of the immune system, T-lymphocytes, it can directly damage some other cells in the body.

Two to four weeks after the entry of HIV into the body, an acute HIV infection develops, which can be manifested by non-specific flu-like symptoms or mononucleosis that pass spontaneously. Acute HIV infection then passes into the phase of asymptomatic HIV infection (HIV infection without symptoms of the disease). It can take ten years or more for HIV-infected people to have no symptoms of the disease, to look and feel healthy. However, during this time the immune system weakens and the disease eventually progresses to AIDS (advanced stages of HIV infection). Progression to AIDS is not the same in all HIV-infected individuals; in some the path from acute HIV infection to AIDS is shorter, and in some longer. HIV can be transmitted through sexual intercourse, breast milk, transfusion of infected blood or its preparations.

Symptoms of HIV infection include a strong feeling of tiredness, infections of the mouth, chest, eyes, brain or intestines, the appearance of herpes, the appearance of herpes zoster, the appearance of hepatitis, the appearance of large purple spots on the skin, recurrent infections that become chronic, worsening acne , gradual deterioration of general health.
Since there is no vaccine against HIV, the only way to prevent the disease is to avoid risky behaviors. AIDS prevention requires self-discipline and a strong character. Sometimes these prevention measures seem to limit personality quite a bit, but they are effective and save lives.


- Eat healthy, fresh and mostly plant foods
- Change your unhealthy lifestyle
- Stop smoking and consuming alcohol and coffe
- Pay attention to digestion and regular bowel movements
- Use artichoke and elderberry to strengthen the body
- Use echinacea and licorice to boost the immune system
- Teas made from valerian, lemon balm, celosia, rosemary and hops
- Take rosemary tea against fatigue
- Use all types of condoms including oral, vaginal and anal
- Do not have sex during other genital infections
- Swimming
- Strengthen the body by rubbing, massaging and washing in cold water
- Baths in alternating hot and cold water
- Morning gymnastics by the open window
- The new generation of yogurt has a positive effect on the intestinal flora and stimulates the production of antibodies
- Eat fresh fruits and vegetables, especially onions, garlic and pears
- Drink forest fruit syrup
- If you are pregnant, talk to your doctor about breastfeeding alternatives
- Relaxation techniques


If you suspect that you have become infected, you should visit a doctor immediately.