What Is It/

How Is It Recognized/

Is Massage indicated

Condition Name

What Are They?

How Are They Recognized?

or Contraindicated?

HIV/AIDS

Acquired Immune Defi-

Most people with HIV will experience

Massage is indicated for all

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ciency Syndrome (AIDS) is a

a week or two of flu-like symptoms

stages of HIV infection as long

 

disease caused by the Hu-

within a few weeks of being in-

as the practitioner is healthy

 

man Immunodeficiency

fected. Then an interval passes with

and doesn't pose any risk to

 

Virus (HIV), which attacks

no symptoms. When the virus has

the client, and the client is

 

and disables the immune

successfully inactivated the immune

able to keep up with the

 

system, leaving a person

system, infections will occur by op-

changes that massage brings

 

vulnerable to a host of dis-

portunistic conditions such as cy-

about in the body.

 

eases that are not a threat

tomegalovirus or pneumocystis

 

 

to uninfected people.

carinii. At this point, the HIV infec-

 

 

 

tion becomes AIDS.

 

 

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