What do you know about AIDS?
AIDS stands for acquired immune deficiency syndrome. AIDS is a virus caused by HIV, or human immunodeficiency virus. It weakens the body's immune system by making them more susceptible to diseases. It is spread through sharing needles, blood transfusions, unprotected sex, and from mother to child.
What are the signs and symptoms?
- Swollen lymph nodes
- Weight loss
- Oral yeast infection
Is there a cure?
There is currently not a cure for AIDS. About 39 million people have died from AIDS. To prevent the spread of AIDS people can not share needles, use condoms, and if mothers are infected, they should not breastfeed their baby and they should talk to their doctor.