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Transcript of HIV/AIDS
AIDS, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (disease), however is a virus brought upon by infection from HIV. The difference between HIV and AIDS is that HIV is a virus that causes AIDS. Transmition:
HIV can be spread in various ways,
By blood transfusion
Mother to child
HIV however can not be transmitted through casual contact,
Prevention from HIV/AIDS:
There is no medical cure or vaccine for HIV but safe precautions can be taken to protect oneself:
Use of condoms during sex
Abstinence from sex
Making sure that clean needles are used on you
How HIV/AIDS Diagnosed?
There are therapies and antiretroviral drugs:
This kind of therapy will help slow down the growth of the virus from causing AIDS to occur. It also expands the incubation period.
Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART):
More than three of these anti-HIV drugs taken for opportunistic infections (AIDS-related cancer).
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40 milion people are infected with AIDS.
22 million died from AIDS.
1 out of every four people are infected with HIV in Africa.
Health Implications & Health Effects:
Different effects of AIDS affect our four main body parts:
Mental problems, Paralysis, loss of eyesight.
Pneumonia is a lung infection that kills a lot of people with AIDS.
Sarcoma is a skin cancer. Symptoms include brown or blue sores on the skin.
Diarrhea and intestinal infections can occur as well. How HIV/AIDS Became a Worldwide Problem?
According to scientists, HIV/AIDS was originated from Central Africa, in the African green monkey habitats.
Trasmissions are not detected and people are not aware about HIV/AIDS. They might not know what HIV/AIDS is, how does it spread, and what it does to us. By: Joshua Craig & Sunny Bae