HIV & Aids

By :Amina Omar

Hiv and Aids

What it means

definition of Hivs~The human immunodeficiency virus is a lentivirus that causes the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections and cancers to thrive.

Definition of Aids~a disease in which there is a severe loss of the body's cellular immunity, greatly lowering the resistance to infection and malignancy.

8 facts about HIV&Aids

*HIV is a disease of the human immune system caused by infection with

Immunodeficiency virus.

*Aids is a final stage of HIV disease which causes severe damage to the immune system

* estimated that 22.5 millions of people are effected by HIV and Aids

* there's no functional cure for HIV and aids

*HIV can't be spread through someone who has it and is talking to you

*HIV fights the CD4 cells

* HIV and aids are spread through sexual contact

*More than 1 million adults and children die from HIV and aids in Africa

What I discovered about Aids and HIV in Africa

1.Something I learned is fourty-nine percent of all maternal deaths in South Africa is attributable to HIV and Aids .

2.Aids and HIV is global problem in Africa

3.Aids and HIV are two different things