Overview of HIV and AIDS

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Overview of HIV and AIDS Overview of HIV and AIDS HCA 240 By Heather Lisowski
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Overview of HIV and AIDS This paper I am going to explain how important the HIV and AIDS virus is and how people can avoid it or even how to get help if they have the virus. I also am going to list all the symptoms people with the virus gets. I just want to point out that this is a very serious virus and it can kill people if they are not careful. The scourge of HIV has been found in the Sub-Saharan Africa but the infections are still higher in other countries. Infections in women are increasing in the United States there are approximately 25 percent of new diagnoses in women and around the world about 42 percent of people with HIV are women. There is an estimate that 42 million people living with either HIV or AIDS around the world. HIV attacks the immune system that destroys the CD-4 positive T-cells and the white blood cells that help to fight off infections. People who have HIV are more vulnerable to other kinds of infections, diseases and other complications. AIDS is the final stage of the HIV infection. A person with HIV is diagnosed with AIDS when that person has more opportunistic infections such as pneumonia or tuberculoses and that has dangerously low CD4 positive T-cells. The lymphocytes are in the body’s immune system that is the defense system to fight infection diseases in the body. HIV is transmitted when the virus enters the body that usually happens either by
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