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Other Health Impairments:

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Amy Quach

on 16 April 2015

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Transcript of Other Health Impairments:

Other Health Impairments:

HIV/AIDS Overview
"HIV" (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
What is HIV?
Can only infect human beings
HIV weakens your immune system by destroying important cells that fight disease and infection. A "deficient" immune system can't protect you.
: A virus can only reproduce itself by taking over a cell in the body of its host.

HIV and Statistics
There are about 50,000 people who get infected with HIV in the United States each year. In 2010, there were 47,500 people who got infected with HIV in the United States.
In 2011, there were 1.2 million people living with HIV and 14% of that 1.2 million did not know they were infected.
African Americans made up only 12% of the US population, but had 44% of all new HIV infection in the year of 2010.
What is AIDS?
: AIDS isn't genetic, you
aids after your birth.
: Your body's immune system includes all organs and cells that work to fight off infection or disease.
: AIDS is a syndrome, rather than a single disease because it is a complex illness with a wide range of complications and symptoms.
Early HIV Symptoms...
Flu-like symptoms, often described as the "worst flu" ever and it is known as the primary HIV infection.
Fever (most common symptom)
Swollen glands
Sore Throat
Muscle and joints aches and pains
WWYD? A teen with HIV/AIDS scares waitress and customers!
Please get educated!
HIV is very much like the "flu", however with the flu your immune system is able to get rid of the viruses in your body, whereas HIV once you get it, you have it for life because the immune system isn't able to get rid of the virus.
"AIDS" (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome)
AIDS is the final stage of HIV. People who are at this stage of HIV have badly damaged immune systems.
HIV is a virus spread through body fluids that affects specific cells of the immune system known as CD4 cells, or T cells.
Caused by HIV.
Works Cited
How to prevent HIV/AIDS:
Get yourself and partner tested, and use PROTECTION!
AIDS Symptoms
If you have HIV and you are not getting treated, it may lead to AIDS...
Rapid weight loss
Recurring fever or profuse night sweats
Extreme and unexplained tiredness
Prolonged swelling of the lymph glands in the armpits, groin, or neck
Diarrhea that lasts for more than a week
Sores of the mouth, anus, or genitals
Red, brown, pink, or purplish blotches on or under the skin or inside the mouth, nose, or eyelids
Memory loss, depression, and other neurologic disorders.
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