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  • 1. Self-Monitoring HIV By Lucas LaRoche
  • 2. HIV
    • HIV, or the Human Immunodeficiency Virus is a virus which attacks the Immune System
    • HIV can progress to AIDS, the Acquired Immunodeficiency Virus
    • 0.6% of the worlds population is infected with HIV or AIDS
    • HIV and AIDS do not do active damage themselves, but make the person more vulnerable to other infections
    • HIV works by attacking Immune System cells, such as Macrophages and Helper-T Cells
  • 3. How HIV Infects Cells
  • 4. AIDS Around the World
  • 5. Self-Monitoring
    • New device promises to allow patients to monitor themselves
    • Similar to Blood Glucose Meters used by diabetics
    • Takes a blood sample, and informs user of any impending flare ups
  • 6. How it Works
    • Micro cantilevers hold trackers
    • The trackers stick to the HIV cells
    • Small beams bend towards the trackers which are attached to HIV cells
    • Information is relayed to a computer in the system
    • The results are displayed on the device’s screen
  • 7. Other
    • Meters are to be used only about once a month
    • Not to replace specialist; meant to increase independence
  • 8. Works Cited
    • http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8034336.stm
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HIV
    • http://www.avert.org/