Hiv Essay

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HIV is a virus that attaches itself to humans it kills millions slowly. HIV, stands for human immunodeficiency virus. hiv is a lot like other viruses including those that cause the flu or common cold but there is a big and important difference the difference is that over time your immune system can clear viruses out of your body .that doesn 't happen with hiv because the human immune system can 't seem to get rid of it..hiv can hide for a long time in the cells of your body it attacks a key part of your immune system your t cells or cdh cells.the cd4 is a specific type of cell that in other words helps you fight back infection & disease. you can have hiv for years before it can turns into aids.people whose cd4 cells count falls below 200.the …show more content…
hiv can lead to aids or can destroy so many of your cdh cells that your body can 't fight infection.within a month or two of having hiv 40% to 90% experience a type of flu like symptoms known as acute retinal syndrome. sometimes at the beginning "In the early stages of HIV infection, the most common symptoms are none," says Michael Horberg md director of hiv/aids.one in five people doesn 't even know they have it in the united states, in some people the most common symptoms are bad fever,fatigue ,aching muscle,joint pain,swollen joint lymph nodes,sore, throat,headache.some other effects are skin rash,nausea,vomiting,diarrhea,pneumonia,night sweats,changes in your nails these are some of the most common but not everyone has these symptoms at all .aids is the most deadly stages of all but.not everyone who has hiv progresses to aids.with proper treatment called (HAART or ART)you can keep the level of hiv virus in your body low.art is the use of hiv medicine to fight hiv infection and help people not develop aids .it involves taking a combination of hiv medicine everyday.the name of the drugs are called,"The …show more content…
,Antiretrovirals ,Highly Active,Antiretroviral ,and Therapy (HAART or ART)..peopple can keep the level of hiv viruses in there body low.art is the use of hiv medicine to fight hiv infection.it invloves takeing a combination of hiv medicine everyday.there is no way of cureing it to this day nobody has came close to the cure it .the way you become infected can be by comeing incontact with infected blood of someonre who has it.t.people dont catch hiv by dancing,hugging,kissing,or shaking hands with some one who has hiv or aids.hiv cant be transmitted through air,water or via insect bites.you can become infected by having sex.you can become infected if you have vaginal,anal,or oral sex with somebody that has hiv.there blood,semen,vaginal secretion enter you body.the virsue is so sneeky that it can also enter your body through mouth sores or small tears that can be found in the rectum or vagina through sex activity.the way you catch hiv through a blood transfusion is that in some cases the virus may be transmitted through blood transfusions.the chance of that happening is very small because in american hosptitals and blood banks now screen the blood they have and the blood they will get.the way you get hiv by shareing needles with a person who has this disease can also lead you to have it.the way you catch it through needles and syringesis that they have be contaminated by someone else who has there blood that is infected.shareing needless not only puts you at risk of

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