Hiv

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Hiv

  1. 1. HIV/AIDS
  2. 2. WHAT IS HIV?? HIV is the virus that causes AIDS H: Human I:Immunodeficiency V:Virus HIV: Human Immunodeficiency Virus
  3. 3. HIV • Invades the helper T cells (CD4 cells) in the body of the host (defense mechanism of a person) • Preventable, manageable but not curable
  4. 4. WHAT IS AIDS ??? A: Acquired I:Immunodeficiency S: Syndrome AIDS: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
  5. 5. AIDS • Disease limits the body’s ability to fight infection due to markedly reduced helper T cells. • Patients have a very weak immune system (defense mechanism) • Patients predisposed to multiple opportunistic infections leading to death
  6. 6. Modes of HIV/AIDS Transmission • Blood products • Semen • Vaginal fluids Transmission through bodily fluids
  7. 7. Mode of HIV/AIDS Transmission • Sharing Needles – Without sterilization Increases the chances of contracting HIV • Unsterilized blades Transmission through Intravenous Drug Abuse
  8. 8. Modes of HIV/AIDS Transmission Unprotected Intercourse Through Sex
  9. 9. Modes of HIV/AIDS Transmission • Before Birth • During Birth Mother-to-Baby
  10. 10. This does not cause HIV/Aids Eating together Working together Shaking hands

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