Viral STD, HIV
By: Isabella Greason and Kelly Hamilton
What does HIV stand for?
Curable or not curable?
How is it transmitted?
Can also be transmitted through shared needles such as piercings and tattooing.
What does HIV do?
What are the symptoms of HIV?
- sore throat
- muscle aches
- lack of appetite
- swollen glands
- rash over entire body
Symptoms vanish after about 1-4 weeks and the person may not know if they have HIV.
HIV cannot be transmitted through
- hugging shacking hands or using public toilets touching door nobs or sharing drinking fountains
- contact with urine feces sputum sweat or nasal secretions (unless blood is clearly visible)
- insect or animal bites
- sharing work or home environment
How a Doctor Diagnoses HIV
The p24 antigen test discovers early infections faster than the antibody tests do. This test is also used to identify infections in infants born to HIV-infected mothers.
The RNA testing detects HIV earlier than any other antibody tests, it takes 9-11 days after infection. It takes up to 3 months after you're infected to develop antibodies. An antibody is a blood protien produced to detect bacterial viruses and any foreign substances in the blood.
Facts /AIDS: AIDS Foundation of Chicago