HIV/AIDS (by hivaids)

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HIV/AIDS (by hivaids)

COMPLICATIONS- Hiv/Aids causes your imune system to become weak. This disease makes a person vunerable to: -Bacterial Infections -Viral Infections -Fungal Infections -Parasitic Infections -Cancers

TREATMENT- Anti-HIV (also called antiretroviral) medications are used to control the reproduction of the virus and to slow or halt the progression of HIV-related disease. When used in combinations, these medications are termed Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART). HAART combines three or more anti-HIV medications in a daily regimen. -

INCUBATION PERIOD- the time between when a person is first infected with HIV and when early symptoms develop, it can take as little as 2 weeks or as long as 6 months from the time you become infected with HIV in your blood.

The solution for this std is to have people become educated about it. Not many people know all of the details or symptoms of this disease therefore if they do have it they don't know and can continue to spread it. Also people must get tested if they think they have it and to continue to test because the body might not detect it for another 6 months.

Signs and symptoms- When a person is first infected with HIV, they could have no symptoms at all or have a flu- like sickness for the second to fourth week after infection. Early symptoms- * Fever * Headache * Sore throat * Swollen lymph glands * Rash Later symptoms o Soaking night o chills or fever higher than 100 F (38 C) for several weeks o Dry cough and shortness of breath o Chronic diarrhea o Persistent white spots or unusual lesions(ulcers) on your tongue or in your mouth o Chronic headaches o Blurred and distorted vision o Weight loss o Swelling of lymph nodes for more than three months. Also if your CD4 lymphocyte count is less than 200 it is very likely that you will have AIDS. The average count is between 800-1200

Informational phone numbers and hotlines- 1-800-235-233, United State AIDS hotline- 800-662-6080

Transmission- Sexual transmission- the virus can be passed through semen and vaginal secretions. Infected blood transmission Transmission through infected needles Transmission from mother to child- this can be prevented if the child is birthed through a c-section.

Cause- aids is caused by HIV(human immunodeficiency virus). It can be transferred through blood to blood contact or sexual intercourse. The virus spreads when it enters white blood cells and destroys the cell, then it goes into another cell and does the same thing.

AIDS is an epidemic sweeping through the United States. In 2007 it was estimated that the number of AIDS cases in the U.S. was 1,051,875. The actual number of people diagnosed with AIDS was 1,009,220 and there were 810,676 men diagnosed with AIDS and 198,544 women diagnosed with the disease.

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