Presentation on theme: "AIDS/HIV. HIV/AIDS Infection: How do you get it? Unprotected sexual intercourse - anal,vaginal, oral Sharing drug needles and syringes Sharing unsanitary."— Presentation transcript:
HIV/AIDS Infection: How do you get it? Unprotected sexual intercourse - anal,vaginal, oral Sharing drug needles and syringes Sharing unsanitary piercing instruments From mother to child Blood contact
HIV is NOT spread via… Kissing Biting Blood sucking insects
The Statistics say… Two Americans age 13-21 years are infected with HIV every hour of every day (Youth and HIV/AIDS: An American Agenda Report 1996) 10.3 million people aged 15-24 are living with HIV/AIDS (Fact sheet on prevention HIV/AIDS among young people by UNAIDS 1999) 900,000 North Americans are currently infected with HIV, with 40,000 new infections yearly (Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 2001) Women aged 15-49 represent 43% of all new HIV infections (The Joint United Nations Division on AIDS)
The College Facts One in every 500 American college students is infected with HIV The CDC estimates the rate of HIV infection in the general American population at one in 250 4 factors that put college students at increasing risk: peer pressure, lack of maturity, increase in alcohol/drug use, and growing incidence of date rape
What is HIV? Human Immunodeficiency Virus. HIV attacks the immune system - the part of our body that protects us from infections and illnesses. It takes about 3 - 6 months for HIV to appear after infection.
What is AIDS? AIDS, the Acquired Immune Deficiency, is a disease caused by HIV. Once infected with HIV, it typically takes 10 years to develop AIDS (although in some, this time may be shorter). People with AIDS cannot fight common diseases, and therefore become very ill and die. A person can be infected with HIV and not have AIDS.
Who can get HIV? ANYONE…Man, Woman, Gay, Straight, Christian, Jew, Black, White, Asian, Latino, Canadian, Young, Old …ANYONE. »That includes you!
Can I tell if my partner is sick? People who are infected can have the virus in their body for years before getting sick. During this time, they look and feel healthy. If they have sex with anyone, there is the chance that they will spread the virus to their sex partner.
The AIDS Quilt The AIDS quilt travels on display to promote public awareness of acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). The quilt project initiated in 1986 by the NAMES Project organization, consists of thousands of panels. Each panel is individually designed and is dedicated to the memory of someone who has died of AIDS.
For information about the NAMES Project: Archive Project 415.882.5569 x346 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Community-Based & Academic Programs 415.882.5569 x314 or email email@example.com World AIDS Day Display Program 415.882.5569 x323 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Infection Rates: Cumulative Cases by Age (According to the CDC June 2001
For More Information about AIDS/HIV CDC National AIDS Hotline: 1-800-342-AIDS (2437) Spanish: 1-800-344-7432 Deaf: 1-800-243-7889 www.cdc.gov/hiv/stats.html
Christa Sandelier is currently serving as the Area Coordinator for the Jester Center at the University of Texas in Austin. She received her Bachelor's degree at Delaware Valley College in PA and her Master's at Shippensburg University in PA. After spending time as a Residence Director and working on her Master's at Shippensburg University she worked as an Area Coordinator at Colorado State University. Christa has written a number of works for Reslife.Net and also co-authored a chapter for ACUHO-I's Pursuing a Career in Housing. She has also served as a panelist for an audio conference for Paperclip Communications on supervision. Christa is an active member in ACPA, serving on the Placement Center Committee. She is looking to begin her doctorate in the near future. About the creator of this bulletin board…