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  1. 1. HIV or AIDSHIV or AIDS By Nico BarossiBy Nico Barossi Mr. HolleyMr. Holley H.I. 2H.I. 2ndnd PeriodPeriod 12 November 201012 November 2010 http://www.topnews.in/health/files/aids1.jpg
  2. 2. What is it?What is it?  ““HIV is a virus that attacks the body’sHIV is a virus that attacks the body’s immune system, making it unable to fightimmune system, making it unable to fight infection.” (Robinson)infection.” (Robinson) http://www.blogcdn.com/www.bvblackspin.com/media/2009/10/aids.jpghttp://www.blogcdn.com/www.bvblackspin.com/media/2009/10/aids.jpg
  3. 3. What Are the Symptoms?What Are the Symptoms?  ““Flulike or mononucleosis-like symptomsFlulike or mononucleosis-like symptoms upon initial transmission; later, variousupon initial transmission; later, various opportunistic infections” (Meyer; Adler)opportunistic infections” (Meyer; Adler) http://safepositive.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/HIV- AIDS.jpg
  4. 4. How Do You Get It?How Do You Get It?  ““Transmission through exchange of bodyTransmission through exchange of body fluids (semen, vaginal fluid, blood, humanfluids (semen, vaginal fluid, blood, human milk)” (Meyer; Adler)milk)” (Meyer; Adler) http://www.gwumc.edu/sphhs/img/institutescenters/hivaids/ribbon.jpg
  5. 5. How Do You Prevent It?How Do You Prevent It?  ““the only way to prevent the spread of AIDS is to avoidthe only way to prevent the spread of AIDS is to avoid the behaviors that transmit HIV from person to person.the behaviors that transmit HIV from person to person. Chief among these are unprotected sex and intravenousChief among these are unprotected sex and intravenous drug use.” (Robinson)drug use.” (Robinson) http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_rqg6GefApgQ/S 8SUafDWDcI/AAAAAAAAAAk/fW1Ier6f4i g/s1600/HIV-Hands-Grabbing-T-Shirt- Design.gif
  6. 6. How Do You Treat It?How Do You Treat It?  ““Treatments:Treatments: Highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) withHighly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) with nucleoside or nucleotide analogues, reverse transcriptase inhibitors,nucleoside or nucleotide analogues, reverse transcriptase inhibitors, protease inhibitors, inhibitors of cellular entry” (Meyer; Adler)protease inhibitors, inhibitors of cellular entry” (Meyer; Adler) http://www.topnews.in/files/aids12.gif
  7. 7. JournalJournal The STD I was assigned was HIV or AIDS. I know that you can getThe STD I was assigned was HIV or AIDS. I know that you can get HIV from many different ways, like blood to blood and also throughHIV from many different ways, like blood to blood and also through sex. I know that it can be deadly and that there is no cure. I knowsex. I know that it can be deadly and that there is no cure. I know that there is also many other types of STDs besides the one that Ithat there is also many other types of STDs besides the one that I was assigned. There are a lot of ways that you can get those too.was assigned. There are a lot of ways that you can get those too. From something as simple as skin to skin contact or just a kiss, youFrom something as simple as skin to skin contact or just a kiss, you can get these diseases. In my opinion people should be safe for thecan get these diseases. In my opinion people should be safe for the majority of the time so that these diseases are prevented moremajority of the time so that these diseases are prevented more often.often.
  8. 8. Works CitedWorks Cited  Robinson, Richard. "AIDS and HIV." Teen Health and Wellness. Rosen, 2010. Web. 12 Nov. 2010.Robinson, Richard. "AIDS and HIV." Teen Health and Wellness. Rosen, 2010. Web. 12 Nov. 2010. <http://www.teenhealthandwellness.com/article/34/aids-and-hiv>.<http://www.teenhealthandwellness.com/article/34/aids-and-hiv>.  Meyer, Ralph R. "Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)."Meyer, Ralph R. "Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)." Magills Medical GuideMagills Medical Guide. Ed. Tracy Irons-Georges, 4th. Ed. Tracy Irons-Georges, 4th rev. ed. 5 vols. Pasadena, Calif.: Salem Press, 2008.rev. ed. 5 vols. Pasadena, Calif.: Salem Press, 2008. Salem HealthSalem Health Web. 12 Nov. 2010.Web. 12 Nov. 2010.

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