HIV/AIDS is a very dangerous disease that can quickly infect you. HIV stands for Human immunodeficiency virus. And AIDS stands for Acquired immune deficiency syndrome. When you first get HIVs it takes over your cells that protect you. Also it can be quickly given to other people and spread easily.
HIV/AIDS can take over or infect your immune system’s t-cells and CD4 cells which are the cells that fight off diseases and without these cells you become prone to any disease that you come in contact with
With HIV you first experience fevers and headaches, sore throat, rashes, and lack of energy or weight loss. If you catch these things early on you can prevent yourself from having AIDS.
You can get HIV in many different way. It is transmitted sexually, it is given to babies through breast feeding or if the mother is infected then the child will probably be born with it also. You can become infected by sharing injection needles with someone who has HIV. But it cannot be transmitted by contact with the person
You can control HIV/AIDS by keeping it dormant which means inactive. But it is very hard to control because sometimes the cells have a mutation which makes it drug resistant or unaffected by a drug
Even though there is no cure for HIV/AIDS right now you can get treatment to prevent yourself from getting AIDS
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HIV/AIDSBy Owen Hart
What are HIV/AIDS?• HIV stands for Human immunodeficiency virus• AIDS stands for Acquired immune deficiency syndrome• HIV/AIDS is a disease that takes over cells that would usually help to protect you from viruses• A disease that can be given to other people and infects someone very quickly
What do HIV/AIDS Do?• A disease that infects the immune system• Invades and infects T-cells and CD4 cells that usually fight off diseases• Makes you prone to any disease and you will have no defense because of this
Symptoms or Signs• Many common symptoms include:• Fevers/Headaches• Sore throat• Rashes• Lack of energy or weight loss
How is it Transferred?• Transmitted sexually• Given to babies through breastfeeding• Sharing injection needles• Not transmitted by contact with the person
Ways to Control HIV/AIDS• Keeping a person with the disease dormant• People have tried to control it but it spreads too quickly and uses the immune system to replicate• Some become drug resistant which means that the drug becomes ineffective• When you get HIV and you take medicine to prevent you from getting AIDS
Cures or Solutions• There is no real cure fore HIV/AIDS at the moment• You can use a antiretroviral treatment to suppress the infection, but it doesn’t completly stop the virus• Remove every one of the infected cells in the body
Cases of HIV/AIDS• 33.3 Million people were infected with HIV/Aids in 2009• 16.6 million woman were infected in 2009 and 76% were living in Africa• 370,00 children had it in 2009• Each day about 5,000 people die from AIDS• 67% of all people with AIDS live in Sub-Saharan Africa