AIDS

By: Marcos & Taylor

CLASSIFICATION & CAUSE

AIDS is a virus. It's caused by HIV. It infects the cells in the immune system and makes them unable to fight off infections.

SYMPTOMS

  • fever
  • rashes
  • sore throat
  • weight loss
  • sores of the mouth
  • pneumonia

How Common

Every 9 1/2 minutes, someone in the US is infected with AIDS.

Complications

AIDS can cause:
-tuberculosis

-toxoplasmosis

-lymphomas

-kidney disease

Treatment/Diagnosis

There's no cure for AIDS, but there's medications that are effective in fighting HIV and its complications.


Blood tests are the most common way to diagnose AIDS.