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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 HIV/AIDS double click to change this header text! HIV/AIDS stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. The virus weakens your immune system, causing you to bemore susceptible to infections.HIV is the virus, and AIDS is the disease caused by the virus. HIV/AIDS doesn't kill you, it weakens your immunesystem to the point where if you get a cold, you will be seriously ill and can possibly die from it. TREATMENT- antiretroviral drugs slow down the progression of the virus HIV/AIDS isfrightening dueto its abilityto bypass the immune system and then destroy it. FACTHIV originated in chimpanzeesand small monkeys in Africa.It is unknown when HIV made the leap from animals to humans. PROGNOSIS- not considered a ''death sentence'' anymore- with proper care and medication, a person HIV+ can live normal lives just like someone who is not infected with HIV SYMPTOMS- Lack of energy- Weight loss- Frequent fevers - and sweats- Persistent or frequent yeast infections- Persistent skin rashes or flaky skin- Short-term memory loss- Mouth, genital, or anal sores from herpes infections This child is only one of the3.2 million children infected with HIV/AIDS. There are 23.5 million people living with HIV/AIDS in Africa.This is due to the lack of access to proper health care. TRANSMISSIONHIV is transmitted by of bodyfluids from an HIV carrier(i.e. breast milk, semen, vaginal fluids, and blood) entering your body. To prevent transmission, condoms arehighly recommendedif having sexual intercourse.
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