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Hiv & Aids

  1. 1. HIV & AIDS
  2. 2. AIDS is one of the most serious, deadly diseases in human history. More than 20 years ago, doctors in the United States identified the first cases of AIDS in San Francisco and New York. Now there are an estimated 42 million people living with HIV or AIDS worldwide, and more than 3 million die every year from AIDS-related illnesses.
  3. 3. What is it? • HIV (Hum an Immuno that causes deficiency AIDS (Acqu Virus) is th Syndrome) ired Immu e virus . The HIV a nodeficien system lea ttacks your cy ving it unab body’s imm infections. le to fight c une A person w ertain systems ca ith a health n fight off t y with HIV m hese infect immune ay not be a ions, peopl HIV and be ble to. Wh e comes sick en a perso infections, from one o n has they have r more of t may not de A I D S. A p e hese velop AIDS rson with H for many y IV ears.
  4. 4. How do you get it? Shared needles or other drug eq uipmen t ctu re . rcing a nd acupun ooi ng, skin pie lized need les for tatt Unsteri Sexua l interc ourse er e infect ed moth th ed ing(from ry , breast fe u gh delive Pregna ncy, thro
  5. 5. You cannot get it from Coughing and sneezing Toil ha nds et s eat s g Shakin Mosqui toes an d other insects kissing Sha ring eat ing Giving ute Blood nsil Swimm ing pools s
  6. 6. How can you tell if you have it? You can have HIV and not know it because you may have no symptoms for many years. You can develop a mild flu, 2-4 weeks after becoming infected. If you had risky behaviour as listed you many want to get tested. It is important to wait for 12 weeks after your last risky behaviour or the test may not be accurate. You can still pass the virus to someone else without even knowing you have it.
  7. 7. How do you get tested? You need to have a special blood test to find the virus.
  8. 8. The infected It was estimated that at the HIV tests in females is highest end of 2006, 729 youth had among youth, with 40.9% of been diagnosed with AIDS positive HIV reports of females aged 15-29. At the end of 2006, there were 58,981 positive HIV cases Women in other age groups (30-39, 40-49, and over 50) 868 (1.5%) were among youth account for approximately aged 15-29 years, and 18% - 31% of positive HIV 14,911 (25.3%) were aged test results. 20-29.
  9. 9. Are HIV and AIDS the same? No. When someone is described as living with HIV, they have the HIV virus in their body. A person is considered to have developed AIDS when the immune system is so weak it can no longer fight off a range of diseases with which it would normally cope.
  10. 10. AIDS IN CANADA At the end of 2005 there were approximately 58,000 (48,000-68,000) people in Canada living with HIV (including those living with AIDS),approximately 27% were undiagnosed. 2,558 Canadians were actually diagnosed with HIV in 2006, 14% more than were diagnosed in 2001. Women represent a growing proportion of positive HIV test reports in Canada. 28% of all HIV diagnoses in Canada in 2006 are women. From 1985-1992 they accounted for only 8.9% of HIV infections.
  11. 11. AIDS in Africa two-thirds of all people living with HIV are found in Africa. The most obvious effect of this crisis has been illness and death. During 2007 alone, an estimated 1.5 million adults and children died as a result of AIDS in Africa. Since the beginning of the epidemic more than 15 million Africans have died from AIDS. The impact of AIDS will remain severe for many years to come.
  12. 12. AIDS is a deadly disease there is no cure, nor is there a vaccine to prevent infection You will die from AIDS
  13. 13. THE END
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