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AIDS

By Sheila Kelley,2014-10-09 11:01
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AIDS

    What Does "AIDS" Mean?

AIDS stands for:

    Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome:

    Acquired means you can get infected with it.

Immune Deficiency means a

    weakness in the body's system that fights diseases.

    Syndrome means a group of health problems that make up

a disease.

    AIDS is caused by a virus called HIV, the Human Immune

    deficiency Virus.

    If you get infected with HIV,

    your body will try to fight the infection. It will make "anti HIV to fight HIV.

A blood test for HIV looks for

    these anti HIV. If you have

    them in your blood, it means that you have HIV infection.

People who have the anti HIV

    are called "HIV -Positive."

    Being HIV-positive, or having HIV disease, is not the same as having AIDS.

HOW DO YOU GET AIDS?

You don't actually "get" AIDS.

    You might get infected with HIV, and later you might have AIDS.

    You can get infected with HIV

    from anyone who's infected,

    even if they don't look sick and even if they haven't tested

    HIV-positive yet.

    Most people get the HIV virus by:

    1- Having sex with an infected person;

    2- Sharing a needle (shooting drugs) with someone who's infected;

    3- Being born when the mother has AIDS.

    4- Drinking the breast milk of an infected woman.

    5- Getting a transfusion of infected blood.

6- Tears can’t transfer AIDS

    but it is possible to be infected with HIV through oral sex or

    deep kissing

    Especially if you have open sores in your mouth or

    bleeding gums.

    We have about 1.2 million in U.S. A who live with HIV/AIDS.

    They make up only 12% of the

    US population.

Also we have about 740,000 in

    China (0.057%).

    In 2009 China reported that AIDS had become the country’s leading cause of death among infectious diseases for the first time ever.

    During 2007 around 39,000 people died from AIDS.

    The center is in Chongqing about 3%.

    IS THERE A CURE FOR AIDS?

    There is no cure for AIDS. There are drugs that can slow down the HIV virus, and slow down the damage to your immune system. There is no way to "clear" HIV from the body.

    Educate the entire world about the dangers of AIDS and how to prevent infection.

    Using condoms, and never sharing a needle when

    injecting drugs.

    

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