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What is AIDS?

Jun Hyuk, Nattanai, Seyun

What cause AIDS?

AIDS is caused by a virus called HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus). It causes the death of the cells called Tcells (these cells are the ones who catch and eats the pathogens). The HIV infects the T-cell and kills it, after the T-cell is dead; the new HIVs are born from the dead cells.

What is AIDS?

How is HIV Transmitted?

A disease called Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome It is caused by HIV infection It is very fatal to our body immune system It is a STD (sexually transmitted disease) that is still not curable (no vaccines have been invented yet). It depletes your immune system (Tcell) to a level in which u can die by a common cold.

It is transmitted through body fluids, sharing needles, and blood. Body fluids such as, semen. Unsafe sexual activity leads to infection of HIVs. Sharing or using contaminated needles/ syringes lead to infection of HIVs Sometimes, blood transfusion also leads to infection of HIVs (it can either be because of the contaminated needles/ syringes or the blood itself is already infected with HIVs

Abstinence Simply choose not to have sex.

Avoid alcohol and drugs, which can impair both your judgment and your immune system. People who know and understand safer sex practices may not practice them when they are under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Who is lack of information about how to protect themselves or lack of power to protect themselves.

Who is at the greatest risk of HIV infection?

Have unprotected sex. Unprotected sex means having sex without using a new latex or polyurethane condom every time. Anal sex is more risky than is vaginal sex. The risk increases if you have multiple sexual partners. Have another STI. Many sexually transmitted infections (STIs) produce open sores on your genitals. These sores act as doorways for HIV to enter your body. Use intravenous drugs. People who use intravenous drugs often share needles and syringes. This exposes them to droplets of other people's blood. Are an uncircumcised man. Studies indicate that lack of circumcision increases the risk for heterosexual transmission of HIV.

Barrier protection Oral sex with a condom, dental dam, or plastic wrap Vaginal sex with a male or female condom Anal sex with a male or female condom Always use a new barrier each and every time you have sex Store condoms in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight Only buy latex condoms that

How can you protect yourself from HIV?

Avoid contact with Blood or Body Fluids Although transmission is rare, you can be infected by HIV from contact with the blood of an infected person. If you're helping a bleeding person, be careful to avoid getting his or her blood into any cuts or open sores on your own skin -- or in your eyes or mouth. If possible, wear gloves and protective eyewear.

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