Distrbution- worldwide. Htlv (lll): human t- cell lymphocytic virus. Lav lymphadenopthy associated virus. Arv aids related virus. Source: cases & carriers of aids. Virus is found in greatest concentrations in Blood semen, cervical & vaginal secretions.
2. Heterosexuals e. G. Prostitutes.
1). Iv. Drug abusers
2). Recipents of blood
1). From pregnant mother to baby.
Incubation period: 6 months to 06 years.
Peak age: 20 - 50 years.
Sex: equal incidence. Protracted & debilitating course manifested by various opportunistic infections & bears a poor prognosis.
Symptomatic drugs:- sepia, ignatia, lachesis, rt, silicea, calc carb, other medicine.