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HIV/AIDS

By: Joshua Craig and Sunny Bae
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on 17 May 2010

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Transcript of HIV/AIDS

HIV is Human Immunou-deficeincy Virus and it's a virus that directly attacks T cells in the body which are part of the body's immune system. When enough of these T cells are destroyed, theimmune system of the body is weakened so that it is more prone to sickness.

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,
Sexual contact
Sharing needles
By blood transfusion
Mother to child

HIV however can not be transmitted through casual contact,
Hugging
Kissing
Holding hands
Sharing food
Mosquito Bites

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:

Combination Therapy:
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).

Bibliography:

"AIDS." AVERTing HIV and AIDS. 29 Apr. 2010. Web. 12 May 2010. <http://www.avert.org/aids.htm>.

"AIDS." BrainPOP. BrainPOP. Web. 12 May 2010. <http://www.brainpop.com/health/diseasesinjuriesandconditions/aids/>.

"HIV and AIDS." KidsHealth. Nemours Foundation. Web. 12 May 2010.

"The Human Body." Kids Research Express. Web. 12 May 2010. <http://kidsresearchexpress-5.blogspot.com/2008/09/sense-organs.html>.

"What Is HIV/AIDS ?" TeenAIDS - PeerCorps. 2008. Web. 14 May 2010. <http://www.teenaids.org/Teens/HIVAIDSInfo/WhatisHIVAIDS/tabid/332/language/en-US/Default.aspx>.
Stastistics:
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:

NERVOUS SYSTEM
Mental problems, Paralysis, loss of eyesight.
LUNGS
Pneumonia is a lung infection that kills a lot of people with AIDS.
SKIN
Sarcoma is a skin cancer. Symptoms include brown or blue sores on the skin.
DIGESTIVE SYSTEM
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
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