What is HIV?
HIV and the Immune System.
What is AIDS?
Stages of AIDS.
Transmission and Prevention.
Misconceptions about AIDS transmission.
Diagnosis and treatment.
Stigma and discrimination.
AIDS IN THE WORLD
More than 35 million people now live with
Only 3,600 in Lebanon (2012).
In 2012, an estimated 2.3 million people were newly
infected with HIV.
Every day nearly 6,300 people contract HIV—
nearly 262 every hour.
WHAT IS HIV?
H – Human – This particular virus can only infect
I – Immunodeficiency – HIV weakens your immune
system by destroying important cells that fight
disease and infection.
V – Virus – A virus can only reproduce itself
by taking over a cell in the body of its host.
WHAT IS AIDS?
A – Acquired – AIDS is not something you inherit
from your parents. You acquire AIDS after birth.
I – Immuno – Your body's immune system that work
to fight off infection or disease.
D – Deficiency – You get AIDS when your immune
system is "deficient "
S – Syndrome – A syndrome is a collection of
symptoms and signs of disease(wide range of
complications and symptoms).
A PERSON WITH HIV IS SAID TO HAVE AIDS WHEN
HE OR SHE HAS:
A CD4 (T-cell) count less than 200.
One or more specific AIDS-related disease
HOW IS HIV/AIDS TRANSMITTED?
Mutual monogamy means to be faithful with only
When used consistently and correctly, condoms are
highly effective in preventing HIV infection.
Don’t share needles, razors and blood
HIV+ women should avoid pregnancy.
IS THERE A VACCINE FOR HIV?
$845 million was spent on AIDS vaccine research in
Currently, there is no effective HIV vaccine but
many research projects managing clinical trials
seek to create one.
WHY IS THERE STIGMA RELATED TO
HIV/AIDS is a life-threatening disease.
HIV infection is associated with stigmatized
behaviors in many societies.
Most people become infected through sexual
ASPECTS OF STIGMA AND DISCRIMINATION