In most cases the immune systems cells can combat with viruses such as the flu. However, research has yet to uncover the reason this is not true with HIV. A virus reproduces by taking over a cell, that is exactly what HIV does. HIV attacks and invades the T-cells and CD4 cells, cells vital to the immune system, using them to multiply itself and then destroy the host cell. What differs HIV from AIDS is once HIV destroys many of the CD4 cells the infection progresses to a point of no return, AIDS.
When the immune system is weak it is more susceptible to opportunistic infections. When the CD4 cells, or immune cells have reached levels below 200, HIV has now progressed towards AIDS other known as auto immune deficiency syndrome When there are certain symptoms of HIV present all at once it is then diagnosed as auto immune deficiency s... ... middle of paper ... ...ids-101/how-you-get-hiv-aids/ AIDS Info. (2013, September 27). HIV prevention. Retrieved from http://aidsinfo.nih.gov/education-materials/fact-sheets/20/48/the-basics-of-hiv-prevention Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2013, April 23).
Not many people know that AIDS is extremely prevalent in the world because it is not spoken about in society as much as it used to be when it first became an issue in the 1980s. Contrary to popular belief, AIDS cannot be transmitted from person to person by sharing the same food or drink or by kissing someone who has HIV or AIDS and the only ways to spread HIV are sexually, through blood, use of unsterilized needles or if the person’s mother had HIV when they were born and/or breast-feeding (Zuger, 2010). There are many signs and symptoms that come to someone who has AIDS and there is treatment for it but sadly, there is no cure. AIDS symptoms are similar to that of less severe sicknesses such as the flu (“HIV”, 2011). As when having the flu, a fever, chills, and headaches are a few of the indicators of Human Immunodeficiency Virus.
30 years ago, many wondered how do people get Aids. After years of studies Aids comes from HIV. Aids is the most advanced stage of HIV infection. What having the infection HIV do to your body is it destroys your immune system. Also you get terrible flu to the point of death.
A.I.D.S Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome A.I.D.S., also known as Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, is a disorder of the body’s immune system. In A.I.D.S. the body stops producing some of its important natural defenses against disease. Victims often die from disease of infections they cannot fight. A.I.D.S is the result of an infection known as HIV, human immunodeficiency virus.
For example, HIV and AIDS, gonorrhea, syphilis, Chlamydia, herpes, HSV2, genital warts, and hepatitis A, B,C,D. Some can be cured, and others can’t. Bacterial STDs can be cured, but it will always remain in the body as well as viral. Just because a person gets it once, doesn’t mean they’ll never get it again. Others may look at you differently because you are infected with HIV or AIDS.
This kind of blood test is known as HIV testing. Even though HIV is the actual cause of AIDS, a person who is positive in the HIV Testing does not necessarily mean that the person has AIDS (AIDS.org, 2004). When a person is infected with HIV, the virus will gradually damage the immune sys... ... middle of paper ... ...s.org/factSheets/102-HIV-Testing/html AIDS.Org. (2004, August). Immune Restoration Overview.