Unformatted text preview: D) AIDS 1981 - NYC and San Francisco: increased nurnber of cases of Pneumocysitis Carinii and Kaposi's Sarcoma due to Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (ArDS). 1983 - the pathogen was identifred : IIfV (Human Immuno Deficiency Virus). When this virus enters the body it infects the Ilelper T-CelIs and may remain for fiumy years undetected. When it becomes active, it reproduces and destroys other T-Cells thereby destroying the immune systenl which prevents the body from fighting disease. Transmission - sexual contact via semen and vaginal secretions contaminated blood transfu sions nee<ile-sharing pregnant mother to unborn child Proph)tlactics - Condoms containing NonoxinylNine which not only kills sperm but also the virus ?1...
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- Spring '11
- Acquired Immune Deficiency, Mast Cell releases, Immuno Deficiency Virus, Severe Combined Immuno-deficiency