HIV 2010 - Hiv/AIDS My Body, My Health April 26st, 2010...

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Hiv/AIDS My Body, My Health April 26st, 2010
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Overview Brief biology Origins History in the United States U.S. prevalence Transmission Prevention Testing Living with HIV/AIDS
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How much did you learn about HIV/AIDS in high school? Barely anything Just the basics (biology) A little bit (some mention about prevention, transmission, etc.) A lot (history/politics of HIV/AIDS, prevention, transmission, testing, living with HIV, etc.)
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How does it work? First of all… HIV destroys CD4 (T cells) white blood cells crucial to maintaining the function of the human immune system As HIV attacks these cells, the person infected with the virus is less equipped to fight off infection and disease, ultimately resulting in the development of AIDS A person can carry the virus for many years without showing symptoms Over time, HIV cells replicate and increase in the
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Antiretroviral medicines can help reduce the amount of virus in the body, preserve T cells and dramatically slow the
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2011 for the course PUBHLTH 160 taught by Professor Gerber during the Spring '08 term at UMass (Amherst).

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