3.30 KINES126 - opportunistic infections • Early symptoms...

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KINES126.1 Wednesday, March 30th, 1999 Announcements: Lecture Notes: AIDS IN THE UNITED STATES...continued ....... AIDS is not transmitted--HIV is transmitted. You can't transmit a disease, you can only transmit viruses, bacteria. AIDS is the final stages of HIV. In education, we work to prevent HIV infection. Our immune system is made up of skin, mucus membrane, and white blood cells. People don't die of AIDS--they die of AIDS related illnesses and
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Unformatted text preview: opportunistic infections. • Early symptoms of HIV disease (5-10 years after infection of HIV) include flu symptoms, fever, nightsweat, fatigue, vomiting, and weight loss. • Eight years is the average length of time it takes for HIV symptoms to appear. • Ten years after point of infection is when AIDS diagnosis is likely to occur. Medical criterion for diagnosis of AIDS is less than 200 T-cells....
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