By: Kelsi Crawford, Haylee Griggs
How are Aids transmitted?
Unprotected sex (Oral, Vaginal, Anal)
This can happen when body fluids such as semen (cum)
The types of symptoms Aids produce
Symptoms can include:
Rapid weight loss
Recurring fever or profuse night sweats
Extreme and unexplained tiredness
Prolonged swelling of the lymph glands in the armpits, groin, or neck
Diarrhea that lasts for more than a week
Sores of the mouth, anus, or genitals
Red, brown, pink, or purplish blotches on or under the skin or inside the mouth, nose, or eyelids
Memory loss, depression, and other neurologic disorders.
The importance of seeking treatment for Aids
Reverse transcription inhibitors, which keep the virus from reproducing
Pro tease inhibitors, which interfere with an HIV protein that produces infectious particles
- Fusion inhibitors, which prevent the virus from entering healthy cells
How to prevent getting aids
- Use a new condom every time you have sex
- Prevent the blood, semen, vaginal fluids, or breast milk of someone who is infected from entering your body through your mouth, vagina, anus, tip of your penis, or breaks in your skin.
- Tell your sexual partners if you have HIV
- If you're pregnant, get medical care right away
- Consider male circumcision and the drug Truvada