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Abrielle Abbott-Williams

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Transcript of AIDS -

AIDS - Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
Abrielle Abbott-Williams and Jonathan Brown

What is HIV?
Human Immunodeficiency Virus
the body's refusal to rid itself of pathogens and antigens
cells begin to attack itself
First Recorded Case
First recognized as a disease in 1981
An increasing number of homosexual young men were diagnosed with the disease
HIV/AIDS Overview
How Do You Get HIV?
Where HIV Lives
HIV lives and reproduces in blood and other body fluids
Pre-seminal fluid
Breast milk
Vaginal fluids
Rectal (anal) mucous
Other body fluids and waste products— feces, nasal fluid, saliva, sweat, tears, urine, or vomit—don’t contain enough HIV to infect you unless they have blood mixed in them and you have significant and direct contact with them.
AIDS Epidemic (1981)
Several young, previously health homosexual males become sick
Similar cases pop up around nation
270 cases, 121 deaths
Is AIDS Still Prevalent?
If one has HIV infection, they have it for life. Once this progresses into AIDS, they have it until they pass away. HIV can spread through various means, and has no cure. The AIDS epidemic will never cease to exist.
AIDS Epidemic
Cause of AIDS
two lentiviruses - HIV-1 and HIV-2
slow viurses
characterized by long incubation period
deliver a significant amount of genetic information to DNA of the host cell
unique ability to replicate in non-dividing cells
Treatment for AIDS
Antiretroviral Therapy (ART)
to prevent HIV from growing and multiplying
several types of drugs for various "classes"
expensive - not permanant
What is AIDS?
Acquired ImmunoDeficiency Syndrome
final stage of HIV infection
badly damaged immune systems
require medical attention to prevent death
What AIDS Does
AIDS attacks a persons immune system
Common cold could kill
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