The Ceaseless Disease

AIDS/HIV

What is Aids? Where did it come from ?

Aids/HIV also known as acquired immunodeficiency syndrome is a virus infection that attacks the immune system which causes the body not be able to fight off infections. There is strong evidence that shows that HIV had originated from the SIV virus when humans came in contact with the chimpanzees blood. It is so common that there are 200,000 cases in every 3 million people in the us every year.

Prevention and Transmission

AIDS is a chronic disease that has no cure only treatments to slow the disease. A lab test is always required to identify the disease in your system. Eventually HIV ends up becoming Aids which is deadly.


Transmission:

through bodily fluids like blood and semen (sexual contact)


Symptoms:

Pain: in the abdomen, can occur while swallowing

Cough: can be dry

Whole body: fatigue, fever, loss of appetite, malaise, nausea, night sweats, or sweating

Gastrointestinal: persistent diarrhea, vomiting, or watery diarrhea

Throat: difficulty swallowing or soreness

Mouth: ulcers or white tongue

Groin: sores or swelling

Also common: headache, opportunistic infection, oral thrush, pneumonia, red blotches, skin rash, swollen lymph nodes, or unintentional weight loss

It is very important that diagnosis is made as soon as possible.


Prevention :

Safe sex - use of protection

Avoid contact with infected blood

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