HIV & HERPS
HIV (The human immunodeficiency virus) is a lentivirus (a subgroup of retrovirus) that causes HIV infection and over time acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). AIDS is a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections and cancers to thrive. Herpes is caused by HSV or herpes simplex virus. Once you get infected with the virus, then the virus remains in your cells for life. Hence even if your infection is not showing symptoms still, you transmit the virus to others. Herpes virus is of two types, both these viruses that can cause oral as well as the genital infection. The two types are: HSV-I & HSV-II, Oral herpes is marked by tingling, and painful blisters found in the regions like nostrils, roof of the mouth and the gums. But the most affected region is the edge of the lips where the edge meets the skin surface. Genital herpes has the symptoms such as painful blisters in the region such as genitals and anal area. The condition is accompanied by fever, headache and muscle ache.