Microbiology Paper.docx - Human Immunodeficiency Virus(HIV Human Immunodeficiency Virus(HIV Aliya Bienvenu Biology 201 Microbiology Prof G October 9

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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Aliya Bienvenu Biology 201 Microbiology Prof. G October 9, 2016
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) When an individual is asked to define Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) one may define it as being “a death sentence”. HIV is a disease that affect many individuals and families across the globe. Particularly in the United States there are numerous of individuals suffering from the disease. Many Americans from affluent and impoverished communities are suffering from HIV and seeking treatment from trained professionals can help slow the progression and spread of the disease. What is Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention HIV is a virus that weakens a person immune system by destroying important cells that help fight off infections. Humans have certain cells within the body that help fight off various infections. The immune system be- comes weak and susceptible to opportunistic infections making it difficult for the body to ward of infections. Human Immunodeficiency Virus is a retrovirus that contains RNA. The Virus is a mem- ber of a subfamily, lentivirus because the infection develops slowly (Gould, 2014). HIV takes over the CD4 and T-Cells that is to defend our body and causes the cells to replicate. AIDS-Ac- quired Immunodeficiency Syndrome was first discovered in 1981. AIDS is the most advanced stage of the disease caused by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus. T-Cells less than 200 is a di- agnosis of AIDS.

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