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  • 1. HIV and Aids Holly Akins H.I. Mr. Holley 2 nd period
  • 2. What is it?
    • HIV stands for Human immunodeficiency virus. HIV is a virus that attacks the body’s immune system. (Robinson)
    • Aids stands for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. Acquired means that they got the disease from their partner, and it is not hereditary. (Robinson)
    • immunodeficiency means that the immune system is not able to function as well as it should be.
  • 3. Causes and Symptoms
    • The virus cant survive if it is just in the air. People can only be infected by the exchange of body fluids. The fluids that are exchanged are fluids such as, semen, vaginal urine, blood, and human milk. (Meyer)
    • The virus is most common when you have sex, when semen or the vaginal fluids are exchanged. (Meyer)
    • You can get HIV also by sharing any needles when doing drugs, and if a mother has HIV , and breast feeds her child, then the child is likely to get the virus too.
    • The first stage of the symptom is flu like feelings.
    • You will also start getting infections
  • 4. How do you get it?
    • You can get HIV by sharing needles
    • By body fluid exchange
    • Semen exchange during sex
    • Vaginal fluids during sex
    • If a mother breast feeds her child while she has HIV, and then the Child gets it. (Meyers)
  • 5. How do you prevent it?
    • You can prevent getting HIV or aids by using protection (Robinson)
    • Also just not having sex (Meyers)
    • Getting checked to see if you or your partner are positive before having sex.
  • 6. Treatment
    • HIV has no treatment
    • For aids you can have chemotherapy, or radiation treatment. (Robinson)
    • If you have HIV, then you should avoid doing anything that can spread it. You should eat healthy and exercise regularly . (Robinson)
  • 7. Journal
    • What I know about STDs is that you can have different symptoms. For example in some diseases you can get the diseases from skin to skin contact, blood, or just from kissing. The STD that I have is HIV and AIDS. What I know about HIV is that you can prevent it from having sex. If you do have sex with your partner, than you should have protection, so you cannot get what your partner has. Before you do any of this, you should also go get checked, just to make sure you don’t have the disease.
  • 8. Works Cited
    • http://www.topnews.in/health/files/HIV-Vaginal-Gel_0.jpg
    • http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:YEs8QIAOoN592M:http://blogs.bet.com/news/newsyoushouldknow/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/aids.jpg&t=1
    • http://www.teenhealthandwellness.com/article/34/8/living-with-hivaids
    • http://health.salempress.com/doi/full/10.3331/135E_1010?prevSearch=HIV%2Band%2Baids&searchHisto
    • http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:EB3JlRDxZVytJM:http://comps.fotosearch.com/comp/LIF/LIF142/aids-aids_~AIDS.jpg&t=1
    • http://www.topnews.in/health/files/Aids.jpg
    • http://www.buttecounty.net/publichealth/cder/aids_ribbon.png