HIV and AIDS

HIV and AIDS - Human Acquired Immunodeficiency Immune...

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Human Immunodeficiency Virus Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
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Summary (HIV) HIV is a virus HIV works by infecting the cells of living organisms. (damaging the immune system) The infected cells will then replicate (make copies). The HIV then spreads. People with HIV are known to be HIV positive.
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Summary (AIDS) When you have HIV your immune system is damaged, meaning your body struggles to fight off other infections (eg. AIDS). Without medical treatment after about ten years the HIV will turn into AIDS. Antiretroviral medication can slow down the time of change between HIV and AIDS. AIDS is a killer virus and once diagnosed with it you are most likely to die very quickly. There is no cure.
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How is HIV passed on? You can only be infected with HIV through another person with the virus. HIV is found in the blood and the sexual fluids of an infected person, and in the breast milk of an infected woman. Here are ways you can catch the virus: Having unprotected sex with an infected person. Close contact with an infected person’s blood.
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