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Hiv causes and effects


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Hiv causes and effects

  1. 1. Causes and effects of HIV<br />By Louis Abasta, Christina McGuire, Dawoon Park <br />
  2. 2. Causes<br />Sexual transmission – through sexual contact i.e. vaginal, anal or oral sex with an infected sex partner. Besides through direct contact, there is also a chance to get infected by sharing sexual devices. <br />
  3. 3. Causes<br />Transmission through blood- The most common causes is by sharing syringes and needles through blood transfusion activities<br />
  4. 4. Causes<br />Transmission through pregnancy – From mother to fetus. Report has shown that over 500 thousand of infants infected HIV during pregnancy or breast feeding.<br />
  5. 5. Effects<br />Skin effects <br />Varicella zoster virus infection<br />Causes chicken pox and Shingles <br />HIV patients who didn’t have chicken pox earlier in their life may develop the condition, which in some cases affect their organs and become life-threatening<br />Shingles lesions can be come infected and even lead to the development of encephalitis in people with HIV<br />
  6. 6. Effects<br />Although HIV does not appear to infect nerve cells, it does somehow affect their ability to function normally <br />it can cause<br />AIDS- Related dementia<br />A decrease in the ability to think properly and process information<br />Brain tumors that either begin in the brain or spread ot the brain from elsewhere in the body<br />