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HIV/AIDS is an immunodeficiency virus that attacks the body 's cell. HIV/AIDS are not two separate diseases, they are just two different stages of the same disease, AIDS being the more severe of the two. HIV or human immunodeficiency virus affects and attacks specific cells within the human body, weakening the immune system. AIDS or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome is the final stage of the HIV infection, and not everyone progresses to this stage of HIV. “AIDS is the stage of infection that occurs when your immune system is badly damaged and you become vulnerable to opportunistic infections. When the number of your CD4 cells falls below 200 cells per cubic millimeter of blood (200 cells/mm3), you are considered to have progressed to AIDS. (Normal CD4 counts are between 500 and 1,600 cells/mm3.) You can also be diagnosed with AIDS if you develop one or more opportunistic infections, regardless …show more content…
Hunters came into contact with the infected chimp 's blood and eventually the virus mutated into the human version. The best way to prevent this disease is education. This disease is spread through a combination of poor knowledge of the disease, and the lack of knowledge all together. Many people do not understand that HIV victims are perfectly fine to be around, kiss, share drinks or food, and make contact with. Exchanging of blood or mucus during sex are the main causes of infection. The education of people about the disease and proper health care is a combination of Primary. It could involve the one on one training and education of individuals about their disease, to advertisements about being screen for HIV with blood tests. HIV is not a curable disease but it is a preventable disease with proper care and education. The only way to defeat our HIV crisis is to organize, educate, and provide for those who suffer with this horrible

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