Essay on Human Immunodeficiency Virus ( Hiv )

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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a lentivirus that attacks the body’s immune system through CD4 cells and evolves into Acquired immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS). HIV is transmitted by contact with bodily fluids. Symptoms of HIV are similar to simple cold symptoms including fever, chills, rash, etc. There is no cure for HIV, but it can be treated and controlled with antiretroviral therapy. There will be a more in-depth look into HIV in this paper.
Human Immunodeficiency Virus: Causes, Effects, and General Information Almost 37 million people today are living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (amFAR, 2016). Human Immunodeficiency Virus is a lentivirus that affects our immune system. HIV is an easily contracted virus and was the cause of death of 1.2 million people in 2014 (amFAR, 2016). With so many people’s lives being affected by this virus I believe that it is important that everyone knows the ups and downs of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). If people are informed about how the virus works, how it is contracted, treated, and prevented the number of individuals affected by HIV will go down. So, how does HIV work? How do you get it? How do you treat it? In this paper all general information about HIV will be provided and all questions such as “How it works and how you get it?” will be answered. The system in our body that Human Immunodeficiency Virus affects is our Immune system. More specifically, our CD4 cells. The Immune System in our bodies works to prevent…

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