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Aids

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Aids

  1. 1. AIDS(Acquired immune deficiency syndrome)
  2. 2. Introduction:• AIDS (Acquired immune deficiency syndrome or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) is a disease caused by a virus called HIV• AIDS is the syndrome which appears in advanced stages of HIV infection.• There are three main stages of HIV infection: > acute infection, > clinical latency > AIDS
  3. 3. Transmission of AIDS:• Sexual• Body Fluids• Mother-to-Child• Blood Transfusion• Contaminated hypodermic needles
  4. 4. History:• HIV originated in west-central Africa during the early twentieth century.• AIDS was first recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 1981 and its cause—HIV infection— was identified in the early part of the decade• Since its discovery, AIDS has caused nearly 30 million deaths
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