(Help fight HIV)
By Ricardo Cotzomi and Edwin
HIV is a type of virus. HIV stands for: Human Immunodeficiency Virus. This virus infects humans only and weakens the immune systems. Even though the immune system can handle virus, HIV seems to be another case. HIV attacks the T-cells which are important to the immune system. The T-cells help the immune system response to any virus. In December 31 2013, the state of New Jersey had 76,506 people that were reported with HIV.
You should get tested for HIV because the virus might be inside you, and you won't feel sick. But if HIV is left untreated, you can get symptoms that might lead to death.You can reduce the risk of getting HIV is by having protected sex and to not use drugs and alcohol before sex. Unprotected sex is a common way to get HIV.
About 39 million people died of HIV by the end of 2013. You should be careful about having sex because the person you're doing it with may be infected with HIV and you can catch it. If you have HIV, you would experience symptoms such as a fever, a sore throat, headache, and skin rash. Finally, as said above, what HIV does is that it attacks cells in your immune system, such as T-cells, so if anything would happen to your immune system, you will become more vulnerable to diseases, making you even more sick!
If you want to find out more about HIV/AIDS, then you cam visit the site www.aids.com. It has plenty of information about how to avoid HIV and the symptoms of HIV.