Wanted: Aids

By:Victoria Meddaugh

Name: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (Nickname: AIDS)

Description:
  • AIDS is a collection of symptoms and infections in humans that results from the specific damage the HIV did when it damaged the immune system.
  • Caused by Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
  • HIV disease becomes AIDS when your immune system is seriously damaged
  • A person is diagnosed with AIDS when they have developed an AIDS related condition or symptom, called an opportunistic infection
  • AIDS take to show up 3 to 10 years depending on the persons health and when they were exposed to HIV

Symptoms

  • Fever
  • Rash
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Muscle soreness
  • Mouth or genital ulcers
  • Joint pains
  • Night sweats
  • Diarrhea

How AIDS Attack

  • HIV can be spread through any type of unprotected sex if one of the partners has the virus.
  • HIV spreading occurs through body fluids, and if you already have STD's, then you're more at risk
  • Sharing needles (such as tattoos) can spread from one to another
  • Its can spread from mother to newborn babies too
  • HIV is transmitted through direct contact of a mucous membrane or the bloodstream with a fluid such as blood, semen, etc.

Aids Common Victims

  • In the US: African American woman shows the fastest growing group of infected people
  • The largest percentage of HIV infection occurs among Homosexuals because they have more unprotected sex than heterosexuals which results it more people getting the infection.
  • However, everyone can have a chance of getting infected

Hideout of AIDS

  • AIDS mostly found in Southern Africa Africa but its found all over too
  • Aids hide in the blood stream and attack the T-cells

What AIDS does to a person

  • HIV (which leads to AIDS) destroys the immune system by destroying cells which our bodies use to fight infection.
  • When cell count drops, we are vulnerable to all viruses, flu, diseases, such which can be fatal
  • Extreme cases, people die as a result of complications (other infections) due to the fact that their immune systems can no longer fight off infections since all the cells are destroyed.

Armed and Dangerous?

  • AIDS is very DANGEROUS.
  • Be cautious at ALL times.
  • Exactly how dangerous is AIDS?
  • Since your immune system is damaged, you're more likely to have viruses and everything which can cause a more likely chance of death.

#9 Hurts your body EXTREMELY badly!

Want to get rid of AIDS? Most effective weapon against AIDS?

  • Once you get AIDS, you can never go back.
  • No cure, treatment, etc. to get rid of AIDS
  • HOWEVER, HAART (highly active anti-retro-viral therapy) has the ability to reduce the load of HIV virus to an undetectable levels by using multiple antiretroviral drugs to increase the patients total burden of of HIV

Facts about AIDS

  • Every day, 1,000 children are newly infected with HIV
  • Last year, HIV/AIDS killed more than 3,000,000
  • Africa has more than 28 million HIV/AIDS cases
  • AIDS is the fourth leading cause of death globally
  • More than 75% of the world’s infected people do not know that they have HIV or AIDS
  • The number of U.S teenagers infected with HIV doubles every 14 months-worldwide
  • Half of all new infections occur in persons between the ages of 15-19 years old

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