Presentation on theme: "HIV/AIDS By: Nahall, Bobbi, Morgan, Kevin & Pawandeep."— Presentation transcript:
HIV/AIDS By: Nahall, Bobbi, Morgan, Kevin & Pawandeep
What Is HIV And Aids The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is one of the most serious, deadly diseases in human history. HIV causes a condition called acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, better known as AIDS. HIV destroys a type of defense cell in the body called a CD4 helper lymphocyte.These lymphocytes are part of the body's immune system, the defense system that fights infections. When HIV destroys these lymphocytes, the immune system becomes weak and people can get serious infections that they normally wouldn't.
How Do You Get HIV/Aids HIV can be transmitted from an infected person to another person through blood, semen, vaginal fluids, and breast milk. Some Ways You Can Get It Is.... Having unprotected oral, vaginal, or anal sexual intercourse. Sharing needles, such as needles used to inject drugs, steroids, and other substances, or sharing needles used for tattooing. By an injection or transfusion with blood from an infected person.
What Are Some Symptoms Some Of Symptoms HIV/Aids are....... Fever Fatigue Dry Cough Night Sweats Vomiting Headaches Sore Throats Skin Rash Yeast Infections
The Dangers Of Having HIV People who have another sexually transmitted disease such as syphilis, genital herpes, chlamydia, gonorrhea, or bacterial vaginosis are at greater risk for getting HIV during sex with infected partners. If a woman with HIV is pregnant, her newborn baby can catch the virus from her before birth, during the birthing process, or from breastfeeding.
How to Prevent HIV/AIDS Use a (new) condom every time Tell/Ask your sexual partner if you have HIV or AIDS Use a clean needle Don't exchange body fluids Don't have sex with so many people Try approved drugs that prevent HIV and AIDS Man gets a circumcision
Interesting Facts Contrary to popular belief, there are people who are immune. A small fraction of people of European descent are missing a key part of the white blood cells HIV needs to infect you. These people are immune to all of the most common strains of HIV. One in four AIDS deaths is caused by tuberculosis, a preventable and curable disease. Around 370,000 children were born with HIV in 2009, bringing to 2.5 million the total number of children under 15 living with HIV. There were around 2.3 million people with HIV in North America and western and central Europe in 2009 and there were 101,000 new HIV infections in that year.