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How does HIV affect Homeostasis

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Elizama Flores

on 21 January 2015

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Transcript of How does HIV affect Homeostasis

Homeostasis is our body maintaining a condition of balance with our internal organs. Even when there is an extreme climate change outside of our bodies.
AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) is a chronic, potentially life-threatening condition caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). By damaging your immune system, HIV interferes with your body's ability to fight the organisms that cause disease
What is HIV?
HIV stands for Human immunodeficiency virus.
As HIV progresses, it starts to affect more the body's homeostasis, by killing your immune system. Your body starts to develop mild infections and symptoms like:
Swollen lymph node (Most common sign of HIV infection)
Weight loss
Shortness of breath
If the person does not get any treatment for the HIV infection it turns into AIDS. (takes 10 years)
By this time your immune system has been really damaged, and what wouldn't really affect a person who is not affected with AIDS is really damaging for a person who is infected with AIDS.
People who have been infected by HIV, develop a flu-like symptoms with in a month or two. Some symptoms are:
Muscle aches
Sore throat
Mouth or Genital ulcers
Joint pain
Night Sweats
What is Homeostasis?
What are some symptoms?
not this one !!
Body keeping internal temperature at 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit, no matter what the temperature could be outside.
“HIV is a sexually transmitted infection. It can also be spread by contact with infected blood or from mother to child during pregnancy, childbirth or breast-feeding. It can take years before HIV weakens your immune system to the point that you have AIDS.”
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