Lecture Describes AIDS History and Treatment

On the occasion of the World AIDS Day, the Birzeit University Faculty of Nursing, Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions held on December 8, 2014 a lecture entitled "AIDS in Palestine," delivered by Director General of Primary Health Care and Public Health at the Palestinian Ministry of Health As'ad Ramlawi.

Ramlawi overviewed the social history of the immune disease, which started spreading in the 1980s in the United States, initially most commonly affecting drug users and homosexuals.

Ramlawi spoke about the main symptoms that are associated with AIDS patients, among them high fever, severe diarrhea and weight loss - all chronic in AIDS cases - as well as secondary symptoms such as bacterial infections, stressing that if two primary symptoms are accompanied by one secondary symptom, this means that there is a high probability that the patient has contracted AIDS.