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

  • Pneumonia

  • 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

What to do if they get aids

If you have the symptoms and think there's a change you have Aids. Go see you healthcare provider right away.

How does aids affect the health of an unborn baby and mother?

Approximately 15,000 children in the United States have been infected with HIV and 3,000 children have died. About 90 percent of those were infected with the virus during pregnancy or birth. It affects the unborn baby because the disease is in her body/fluids and the baby is inside of her.
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