AIDS

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AIDS

  1. 1. AIDS A.K.A Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome BY: Boney O. =]
  2. 2. CAUSES <ul><li>The organism that causes HIV is a virus. </li></ul>
  3. 4. CARRIERS <ul><li>Humans </li></ul>
  4. 5. SYMPTOMS <ul><li>It is rare to see very early signs of the HIV virus or AIDS </li></ul><ul><li>EARLY </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fever </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rash </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Headaches </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Swollen glands </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Achy mucles and joints </li></ul></ul><ul><li>LATER </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Excessive fatigue </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Night sweats </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chronic or frequent diarrhea </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Genital sores </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Skin rash or flaky skin </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blurred vision </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Short-term memory loss </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Repeated infections </li></ul></ul>
  5. 6. MODE OF TRANMISSION <ul><li>AIDS is passed on to other people: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sexually </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sharing needles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Direct contact with infected blood </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Infected mother to unborn child </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Breast milk </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blood transfussion </li></ul></ul>
  6. 7. CONTAGIOUS??? <ul><li>EXTREMELY!!!!!!! </li></ul><ul><li>Always use safety procedures when you are about to have sex. </li></ul><ul><li>Never share needles </li></ul><ul><li>Get a blood test done to yourself once every year if you are sexually active just to make sure! </li></ul>
  7. 8. TREATMENTS <ul><li>AIDS has not found a cure and it’s very difficult to find one because the virus constantly changes form. </li></ul><ul><li>So far what scientists have been able to is a treatment that slows down HIV/AIDS, so that the person can have a longer life span. Also it makes the symptoms of the virus calm down so they won’t be so harsh on the person. </li></ul>

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