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HIV  “Human Immunodeficiency Syndrome”  A retrovirus  HIV invades the helper T cells to replicate itself. Use Condom, Prevents Aids.

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2 HIV  “Human Immunodeficiency Syndrome”  A retrovirus  HIV invades the helper T cells to replicate itself. Use Condom, Prevents Aids

3 AIDS  Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome  HIV is the virus that causes AIDS  Disease limits the body’s ability to fight infection  No Cure Use Condom, Prevents Aids

4 Stage 1 - Primary  Short, flu-like illness - occurs one to six weeks after infection  no symptoms at all  Infected person can infect other people Four Stages of HIV Use Condom, Prevents Aids

5 Stage 2 - Asymptomatic  Lasts for an average of ten years  This stage is free from symptoms  There may be swollen glands  The level of HIV in the blood drops to very low levels  HIV antibodies are detectable in the blood Use Condom, Prevents Aids

6 Stage 3 - Symptomatic  The symptoms are mild  The immune system deteriorates  emergence of opportunistic infections and cancers Use Condom, Prevents Aids

7 Stage 4 - HIV  AIDS  The immune system weakens  Severe loss of weight  The illnesses become more severe leading to an AIDS Use Condom, Prevents Aids

8 1. Through Bodily Fluids during intercourse  Semen  Vaginal fluids  Breast Milk Modes of HIV/AIDS Transmission Use Condom, Prevents Aids

9 2. Through Drug Use  Sharing Needles Without sterilization Use Condom, Prevents Aids

10 Mother-to-Baby  Before Birth  During Birth  Postpartum After the birth Use Condom, Prevents Aids

11 1. Refraining from sexual contact and intravenous drug use Ways to protect yourself Use Condom, Prevents Aids

12 Monogamous relationship  only one sex partner who is not infected with HIV  Avoid homosex Use Condom, Prevents Aids

13 Protected Sex  Use condoms (female or male)  Always use latex or polyurethane condom (not a natural skin condom)

14 When Using A Condom Remember To:  Make sure the package is not expired or damaged  Never use the condom more than once  Use water-based rather than oil-based condoms Use Condom, Prevents Aids

15 Sterile Needles  If a needle/syringe or cooker is shared, it must be disinfected: Fill the syringe with undiluted bleach and wait at least 30 seconds. thoroughly rinse with water Do this between each person’s use Use Condom, Prevents Aids

16 Thank You! K.V. Foundation


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