Presentation on theme: " AIDS- Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, is a serious viral disease that destroys the body’s immune system HIV-The virus (Human Immunodeficiency."— Presentation transcript:
AIDS- Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, is a serious viral disease that destroys the body’s immune system HIV-The virus (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) that causes AIDS. Of the 40,000 new HIV infections each year, half of those occur in people younger than 25 years old HIV is a Virus, AIDS is a Disease that results from an HIV virus infection. A person can have HIV and not AIDS Incubation Period- from the time a person has been infected with the HIV virus, until the individual shows symptoms. First four cases 1981, first known case was 1959 Most individuals infected with HIV develop AIDS and die!!!!
Not known for sure where it came. Believed to be from Central Africa, now a global problem(epidemic) Worldwide approximately one in 100 adults aged 15 to 49 is infected with HIV Monkey virus similar to HIV virus believed to be the cause.
Sexual Contact Most common way HIV is spread Not only sexual intercourse, can be transmitted through oral sex. Sharing Needles Blood Transfusion Mother to Child
Fights your Immune System Opportunistic Infection- an infection that happens only in people whose immune systems are not working very well. People die from this, or cancers Lungs Pneumonia Skin Sarcoma Nervous System Functional problems Digestive system Diarrhea
Combination Therapy- a combination of several drugs Drugs slow the reproduction of the HIV Virus, and lengthen Incubation period. No real treatment for AIDS, once developed other ailments are treated. HIV/AIDS Epidemic Large Cities mostly effected Africa is hardest hit continent Spreading in Asia Spreading in under developed countries 40 million people infected, 22 million have died from it