AIDS/HIV


Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, better known as AIDS, is caused by
the incurable HIV virus. AIDS is a deadly disease that deteriorates the immune
system. There are two groups of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), HIV-1 that
occurs throughout the world and HIV-2 that mainly occurs in Africa. The HIV
virus enters the white blood cells and takes over the reproductive system of
that cell and uses the system to reproduce itself. The white blood cell dies
and the new HIV cells infect other white blood cells and repeat the process.
The Person with the disease will eventually die because the white blood cell
dies off tottally.
If you have become infected with the AIDS disease you may ...

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your body to control or get rid of
because of the loss of many of the white blood cells in your body. The most
common causes of death for the people with AIDS are pneumonia and Kaposi's
sarcoma. Kaposi's sarcoma which shows up as purple lesions on the skin and
tumors known as B-cell lymphomas have affected 70% of the infected people.
AIDS is transmitted in three main ways. Intimate sexual contact such as
having vaginal, anal or oral sex with someone who is infected with HIV is the
most common. While direct contact with infected blood, like sharing needles for
injecting drugs, HIV also can be passed from an infected mother to her baby
during pregancy or childbirth. Although some people speculate, you cannot
receive the disease from kissing on the cheek and it is very unlikely that you
could get HIV even from open mouth kissing, you also cannot get the
disease/virus from close hugging, touching, cuddling, and massages as long as
there isn't any open cuts or abrassions. HIV ...

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Added: 4/17/2004 11:47:51 PM
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