HIV - HIV/AIDS An Overview Tamra Loper May 16, 2010 HCA/240...

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HIV/AIDS An Overview Tamra Loper May 16, 2010 HCA/240 Brandi Sillerud
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We are going to take a look at the difference between HIV and AIDS, how people get this transmitted disease. We are going to talk about how it affects the immune system and how HIV becomes AIDS. Then we are going to talk about how the body’s innate immunity fails in an AIDS patient, talk about what treatment is available for HIV/AIDS patients. Talk about how to prevent the spread of this horrible disease, and talk about a global awareness campaign to help fight the spread of HIV. The first thing that we are going to take a look at is the difference between HIV and AIDS. HIV is human immunodeficiency virus; it is a virus that destroys the body’s immune system. It can’t reproduce or grow on its own, so they have to infect healthy cells of a living organism to duplicate. Around 2.7 million people become infected with HIV in 2008. With an estimated 33 million people in the whole world live with HIV, which include the millions who have developed AIDS (Avert, April 29, 2010). AIDS is acquired immune deficiency syndrome, which is known as a serious medical condition. They way that people get AIDS is when their immune system has become too weak and damaged to fight off any infections. It can take years before someone with HIV for it to become full blown AIDS, around two million people die from AIDS related sickness each year (Avert, April 29, 2010). How can we protect ourselves from getting HIV? We are going to take a look at different ways you can get this serious illness. There are many different ways that you can get HIV, you can get HIV through contaminated body fluids like blood, semen, vaginal secretions, and breast milk. When you have unprotected sex, anal sex or oral sex with someone who has the disease you can get HIV. If you are sharing a needle will doing drugs with someone who has the disease then you can get HIV. If you get a tattoo and the needle is not changed and the person before you has HIV then you can get it. My uncle was in the Navy and he was in Japan he got a tattoo and the person before him
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had HIV and he contracted the disease, sadly to say he died when I was only 3 years old. A
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