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AIDS is a disease caused by a virus called HIV (short for human immunodeficiency virus). HIV attacks the body's immune system. When the immune system is hurt, it can no longer fight diseases the way it used to.  It `s alternative names is acquired immune deficiency syndrome. 

People with HIV seem to be healthy at first. But after several years, they begin to get sick. Often they get serious infections or cancers. When this happens__prolonged, unexplained fatigue; swollen glands (lymph nodes); fever lasting more than 10 days; chills and so on, they are diagnosed with AIDS. AIDS is the final and most serious stage of HIV disease. It is characterized by signs and symptoms of severe immune deficiency.  The most common cause of death in people with AIDS is a type of pneumonia called pneumocystis carinii pneumonia or PCP.

There is no cure for AIDS at this time. However, treatments are available that can improve the quality of life of those suffering the infection.

In traditional Chinese medicine, AIDS is considered as a disease that HIV takes advantage of transient deficiency of human body and invades, such as frequent sexual intercourse to consume vital Qi, which leads to Kidney deficiency and cannot preserve essence, the deficiency of vitality causes pathogen-evil invasion.

Acupuncture and some decoction, such as bazhen decoction, Prove it effective to treat AIDS, but there are still some problem to be conquered.


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