Hca 240 HIV and Aids - HCA240 HIV and AIDS Overview HIV is...

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HCA240 HIV and AIDS Overview HIV is the virus that causes AIDS. It is known as a progressive disease because it will
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eventually lead to AIDS when the bodies T Cells are depleted. HIV enters the body through the form of mucous membrane and or contact with infected blood. Once inside the body HIV starts a path of destruction unstoppable and untreated is almost all of its cases. AIDS being the final stage that no longer has an immune system of any use to the bodies defense. The T Cell are corrupted and attacked to the point their reproduction is wiped out completely. At this stage the body is defenseless to other ailments that could be easily fended off with a strong immune system and operative T Cells When discussing the difference of HIV and AIDS, one should know that this are considered different. HIV is the virus that annihilates the bodies immune system systematically elimination cells of the body that are used to fight off infection. These T cells are the line of defense that separated HIV from becoming AIDS. When the T Cell count is dropped to 200 or below the diagnosis of HIV is changed to a diagnosis of AIDS. In the stages of AIDS the bodies immune system is depleted and becomes vulnerable o other infections as well. HIV is transmitted in many of various ways when dealing wit the body. It can be transmitted through blood on blood contact to include menstrual blood. Having sex with a female who is menstruating and infected can result in a positive test of HIV. Transmissions can also be transmitted in the semen. Having unprotected sex with an infected male can result in a HIV-positive testing result. When the female body secretes juices that are infected by the virus this can be transmitted to any other skin contact that will come into contact with the secretions. When nurturing mothers who are infected with the HIV virus can transmit the virus through their breast milk to a male or even a feeding child who is not infected. In all forms of transmittance blood has the highest concentration of the infected HIV virus. Other activities that allow the transmittal of the infected person to spread will include unprotected sex, direct blood contact of the infected blood, hypodermic needles, transfusions, mother to infant and accidents that may occur when dealing with infected blood. It is important to remember that
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Hca 240 HIV and Aids - HCA240 HIV and AIDS Overview HIV is...

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