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HIV- Human immunodeficiency virus ( HIV ) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections and cancers to thrive. Infection with HIV occurs by the transfer of blood, semen, vaginal fluid, pre-ejaculate, or breast milk Risk Factors Age Gender Unsafe sexual practices Sexual Orientation Sexual Promiscuity IV drug Abuse Transplacental Infection/ during child birth Signs and Symptoms May be asymptomatic for several years Hallmark of HIV : decrease in CD-4 T cells <200 CD4 cells/ul Stages of HIV Stage 1: Primary HIV infection Stage 2: Asymptomatic HIV Stage 3: Symptomatic HIV Stage 4: AIDS Stages of AIDS Acute HIV Syndrome ( 3-6 wks after Primary infection) General Minor Fever Lethargy Anorexia Weight Loss Malaise Myalgias Neurologic: Meningitis Peripheral Neuropathy Encephalitis Myelography Dermatologic: Erythematous maculopapular rash MAJOR Weight Loss: 10 % of body weight Chronic Diarrhea for more than a month (opportunistic infection:AGE/Effects of drugs)
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Prolonged Fever for 1 month Clinical Latency May up last to 10 years
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This note was uploaded on 10/02/2011 for the course ECONOMICS 101 taught by Professor Galang during the Spring '11 term at East Los Angeles College.

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