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Transcript of HIV/AIDS
HIV stands for...
HIV weakness your immune system by destroying T-cells (white blood cells). A "deficient" immune system cannot protect you.
Because it is a virus, HIV rapidly reproduces once it is introduced to a host. (retrovirus)
AIDS stands for...
AIDS is acquired after birth; it is not genetic.
The immune system is all the organs and cells that work together to fight off infection and disease.
AIDS is contracted when your immune system is deficient (not working properly)
A complex illness with a wide range of complications and symptoms.
How is HIV transmitted?
blood, semen, breast milk, and vaginal fluids.
HIV can progress to AIDS. Many people will begin to suffer from fatigue, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, fever, chills, night sweats, and wasting syndrome.
Wasting syndrome is the involuntary loss of more than 10% of your body weight; in addition to more than 30 days of either diarrhea or weakness and fever.
Stages of HIV
VICE: Killing Cancer
POST-EXPOSURE PROPHYLAXIS (PEP)
PRE-EXPOSURE PROPHYLAXIS (PrEP)