Week 2 Day 7 Assignment Infectious Disease Lavora Moses

Week 2 Day 7 Assignment Infectious Disease Lavora Moses - H...

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H I V Human Immunodeficiency Virus A I D S Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
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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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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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You can only be infected with HIV through another person with these virus.  HIV is found in the blood and the sexual fluids of an infected person, and in  the breast milk of an infected woman. These are the ways you can catch  this virus:  Having Sexual intercourse with an infected person. Sharing needles, Syringes or Injection Equipment  Contaminated Blood Transfusion.  Mother to child - a mother with HIV giving birth to a child              or a child  drinking the mothers milk. Transmission from Healthcare Workers
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