What Is It/

How Is It Recognized/

Is Massage indicated

Condition Name

What Are They?

How Are They Recognized?

or Contraindicated?


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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