Aids

By: Madi Richards

What are the main causes of Aids?

The main ways someone can become infected are, through sexual intercourse, direct exposure to infected blood, and transmission from blood from an infected mother to her baby

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What are the symptoms of Aids?

The symptoms of aids include fever, tiredness, night sweats, enlarged lymph glands, loss of appetite, and weight loss. With HIV infection however the symptoms become more frequent, severe and they last longer
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What does HIV do in the body?

When HIV enters the body it affects white blood cells called helper cells and macrophages. These cells serve important roles in the immune system. HIV enters the cell and inserts its own genes into the cell. These cells now carry the genetic instruction to create more HIV cells, making the cells a big “ HIV factory” making thousands of HIV infected cells. HIV kills every cell in infects. If left untreated HIV disables the immune system
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What are treatment options for HIV?

There has yet to be a cure for Aids but scientist have came up with several treatment options including a medication called integrase inhibitors that block other stages of reproduction in the cells. There are also drugs that block HIV from entering human cells. But these drugs remain in the very early stages.
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Who many people are affected by Aids?

The Aids virus is usually transmitted between heterosexual men and women particularly between young men and women. The United Nations reports that in some parts of Africa that the infection rate may be up to about 30%. The countries that have the highest numbers to infected people are from countries that lack public health resources.

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Work Cited

Inrig, Stephen. "AIDS." World Book Student. World Book, 2015. Web. 24 Nov. 2015.