STDs: AIDS and HIV

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STDs: AIDS and HIV

What is HIV?A viral infection that inhibits the immune system leaving the door open for infectious disease

Awareness and Prevention

STDs: AIDS and HIV

*Substantial weight loss*Weakened immune system leading to various bacterial and viral illnesses*Chronic cough, fever, and diarrhea*Sepsis: severe infection*Encephalitis: brain swelling*AIDS*Sanitation/sterilization*Abstinence or condom use*Get tested

*Unprotected sex*Contaminated syringes or needles*Contaminated tattoo needles*Contaminated razors or toothbrushes*Pregnant or nursing mothers can pass HIV to their baby*Medical treatments: blood transfusions, injections, surgery

How is HIV transmitted?

Signs and Symptoms

As HIV weakens the immune system, the virus causes the disease AIDS. This can take any number of years depending on the individual. HIV itself is not fatal; it is the diseases that are contracted due to a weakened immune system that are fatal.

How HIV infects a human cell

Prevention

Hans Rosling discusses the prevalence and spread of HIV

How is this relative to me?

HIV can be treated, but there is no cure for the virus.


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