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HIV is a disease that can be sexually transmitted, it also has other ways of getting in to your body. What it does is slowly destroy your immune system to make you more open to other sicknesses.
What is it?
Who it normally affects
HIV mostly affects adults at the ages of 20-24. But it can affect the youth, and people who use drug injections.
There are not any symptoms of HIV you must get tested for it. But, if you appear to get sick much more than normal, you should get tested
The History of HIV
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus
Cures and Treatments
Scientist think that HIV was originally a disease found in chimps called SIV and when humans ate their meat it adapted to their body and became what we know now today as HIV.
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There is no cure for HIV because it is a virus, scientist are currently working on a vaccination.
How the body is affected
The HIV virus affects the body by targeting the white blood cells, and killing them. Since that happens your body is now open to virus's bacteria, parasites, fungus, and other diseases to come infect you.
HIV can be caused by a few things, one of those things is sexually contact. It can also be transmitted through blood by sharing needles when using drugs, and other ways.
How does it affect your daily life
HIV affects your daily life when you have it because, since your immune system is destroyed you are more open to diseases, so most of the time you are sick and you gave to take alot of medicine.
How many americans are affected?
Approximately 1.2 million americans 13 and older are infected by HIV and don't even know that they are infected. Most of the infections are sexually transmitted, and yes, teenagers can be affected!