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Transcript of HIV
Presented by: Aleisha Brown, Carla Paul, Coreen Esau and Meghan Calderwood
What is HIV?
Life Cycle of HIV in Host Cell
Species: Human Immunodeficiency Virus
Phases of HIV
Two ways to be diagnosed with AIDS
Weakened Immune System
Increased Health Care Costs
Invasive Cervical Cancer
and MANY more!
Antiretroviral Therapy (ART)
Allow those with HIV/Aids to live longer and healthier lives
Unfortunately 80% of new strains are due to the use of ART
Categories of ART
1. Non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs)
2. Nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs).
3. Protease inhibitors (PIs).
4. Entry or fusion inhibitors.
5. Integrase inhibitor
Often 3 different therapies are chosen from 2 categories in order to attempt to reduce the number of new, single drug resistant, strains
INTERNATIONAL AIDS SOCIETY
CD4 count >200mm3
1. Rapid Tests
3. Low levels of viral particles
4. Varying symptoms
5. HIV hides in the host cell