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H uman I mmunodeficiency V irus The virus that damages the cells in the immune syndrome that fights off infection and disease. As the virus destroys the cells the immune system gets weak and breaks down. AIDS is the last stage of HIV infection.
A cquired, not inherited but obtained. I mmuno, immune system protects us from diseases. D eficiency, meaning lacking or weakened, for AIDS its the immune system. S yndrome, group of symptoms that indicate a person is sick.
HIV/AIDS Timeline Flu symptomsSick 7-10 I_________I_____I_____________I__________I Infection Test AIDS (2-6 months to be detected) 800-1,200 CD4-T cells (healthy) AIDS falls below 200
AIDS can NOT be cured. Usually not from the HIV infection directly but from some other disease that HIV has allowed their body to contract. (because their body can not fight off the disease/illness ex: pneumonia)
Transmission 1. Sexually (vaginal, anal, or oral)- body fluid contact such as blood, semen, vaginal secretions. 2. Needle Sharing - Blood. 3. Passed from mother to child 4. Blood 5. Health care accidents-
NOT Transmitted by… Air Environmental surfaces Kissing Shaking Hands Hugging Salvia, tears, sneezing, sweat, urine, feces Insects/Bug bites
United States At the end of 2006, an estimated 1.1 million people in the United States were living with diagnosed or undiagnosed HIV/AIDS. An estimated 4,883 young people (13-24) received a diagnosis of HIV infection or AIDS, representing about 13% of the people diagnosed during 2004.
'Stitches' doll project sy'Stitches' doll project symbolizes life for " Faith" is a doll created by Lisa Taton of Ypsilanti as part of the Midwest Aids Prevention Project's "Stitches" project. The handmade doll represents Taton's resentment toward the medication she is dependent on and the enthusiasm she has for life.