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

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