HIV & AIDS

The Deadly Virus and the Disease it Causes

NAMES:

HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. This is the virus that causes the disease AIDS. AIDS stands for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.


BACTERIAL OR VIRUS?

It is a viral disease caused by HIV. This is a virus that has RNA and is called a retrovirus.

WHO DOES THE DISEASE AFFECT?

Everyone and anyone can get it. People who have unprotected sex, share needles and work in medical professions are more at risk of getting the infection.