AIDS- An Overview-week#2-GabrielleJeffcoat

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Assignment: HIV/AIDS: An Overview, 1 Running head: Assignment: HIV/AIDS: An Overview Assignment: HIV/AIDS: An Overview Gabrielle Jeffcoat University of Phoenix
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Assignment:HIV/AIDS:An Overview HIV stands for Human Immunodefiency Virus that is caused by someone carrying AIDS, acquired imununodeficiencey syndrome. HIV is also called human lymph tropic virus type III. Retrovirus has a RNA genome and reverse transcriptase enzyme. By using the reverse transcriptase the virus uses a template that makes complementary DNA that can integrate into DNA of host organisms. HIV the virus is passed by a carrier of AIDS. This called the asymptomatic stage of the disease AIDS. The virus stays in large areas of lymph nodes. AIDS can take 2-8 years to become full-blown AIDS. A person who tests positive for HIV infection is likely to have flulike symptoms when the virus first enters the body. The person can recover and be symptom-free for a long period of time. Once infected the patient is infected for his or her lifetime. Presently there is no cure for HIV/AIDS due to each strain of the virus being different. This person can spread HIV even when he or she is not aware of being sick. An HIV positive patient will be AIDS diagnosis. To have AIDS a person must have one of the twenty-three diseases that indicate AIDS and have a T4 cell count of less than two hundred. This is when the white blood cell in the body is destroyed by the virus. The T cells fight infection in bodies that are healthy. When a person has AIDS one highly prone to infection due to his or her white blood cells no longer there to protect the body. The three main ways to passing the virus of HIV/AIDS are blood, secretion, open sores. HIV/ AIDS is passed in several ways from person to person. One way is through mother’s milk if the mother is a carrier of HIV/AIDS. Another way a mother can give her child HIV/AIDS is through the baby being born through the birth canal. This is due to the baby coming into contact with blood from giving birth. Anyone who shares needles with a person’s blood can pass the virus to another person. Unprotected sex in the vaginal and anus is another way to contact HIV/AIDS.
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Blood transfusion from another person’s blood can put a person at risk for the virus. This is less likely now due to the blood is tested before medical procedures. Any time an open cut comes in contact with the blood of someone who is a carrier of HIV/AIDS the open wound puts him or her
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