Many people who are infected with HIV do not even show signs for 10 years or more. The next stage is the “clinical latency” stage. During this stage, people who are infected experience no symptoms. If you do not take medication, this stage can turn into AIDS. Once the virus attacks all of your T-cells or CD4 cells, the infection can lead to AIDS.
A weakened immune system is very vulnerable to colds and flues. A common cold or flu that would only make me sick could be fatal to someone with a low immune system. The first cases of AIDS were reported and recorded in 1981, by the end of 1992 more than 250,000 Americans have developed AIDS and more than 170,000 had died from it. The majority of the first case of victims that died were gay men, but now is just as prominent in heterosexual men and women.
Aids causes sickness weakness of the body and in most cases death. The body gets weaker and isn’t be able to function properly because there aren’t enough white blood cells to fight the virus due to the Aids virus. Department of Health and Human Services report that over 1 million people between the ages of 20-39 will be infected wit Aids by the year 2000. The number of ages will drastically increase with deaths in all age groups reaching 70,000 per year. By the year 2005, 350 people a day will die from the virus.
Since a lot of children die from AIDS, it has become ranked seventh among the leading cause of death for the United States within the age range of one to fourteen. In the year 1996 the United States had 7,629 cases of AIDS in children who are younger than thirteen and 2,754 cases were reported within the young adult range of thirteen to nineteen. In the same year (1996) it is estimated that 1.3 million children died from AIDS. There are a lot of children being infected with and or dying from AIDS as the year's progress. Startling projections about the year 2000 have been made.
According to the CDC, about 18 % of those infected with HIV in the United States are unaware of their infection. An estimate of 1,000 young people ages 13 to 24 are newly infected with HIV each month. HIV is transmitted through bodily fluids such as semen, blood, breast milk, and vaginal fluids. These fluids can come in contact between people in a variety of ways, including having unprotected sex (oral, vaginal, or anal); HIV can also be passed from mother to child during childbirth. Mother to child transmission is now rare in the US and other developed countries because pregnant women who are HIV-positive are normally given medications to prevent the fetus from getting infected.
Over 33 million people around the world have AIDS (“Global Statistics.”). The disease, caused by the virus HIV, attacks the immune system, which is meant to protect your body from illness. Currently, there is no cure for AIDS, and 25 million have lost their lives due to it. AIDS is a serious issue affecting many people around the world today as they struggle with the disease, research for medicines, and attempt to reduce new infections Many people with AIDS do not show symptoms for a long time, even for over ten years. The cause, HIV, is an STD.
About a month after being infected, a person develops a viral infection. The viral infection is similar to the flu and causes fever, fatigue, weight loss, and swollen glands. These symptoms usually subside, and a person may not develop AIDS for up to 10 years after being infected with HIV. During this time, the HIV virus continues to multiple and destroys cells of the immune system. A person is diagnosed with AIDS when the immune system is so deteriorated by HIV that it can no longer fight off certain infections and diseases known as "opportunistic infections."
PROPOSAL- ERADICATING HIV/AIDS AUTHOR ID:4766 PROPOSED SPECIES: HIV/AIDS WORD COUNT: 1108 PROPOSED ACTION: PREVENTION TO ERADICATE What is HIV/AIDS? This particular virus can only infect human beings. HIV weakens your immune system by destroying important cells that fight disease and infection. An immune system that has weakened can't protect you. A virus relies on cells in the body by taking over it to reproduce.
HIV later becomes AIDS, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. CDC estimated 1,144,500 people, thirteen and older, live with HIV and 180,900 do not know they have HIV (U.S. Statistics). HIV can lead to AIDS. About 636,000, in America, lived with AIDS, in 2011. AIDS may as well be a death sentence.
Initially when your body is infected with the virus, it takes time for it to take its toll on the immune system. At this point its affect may not be apparent for years. HIV becomes AIDS when one has less than 200 CD4+ cells per milliliter in their blood. Q: Can you tell whether a person has AIDS just by there physical appearance? A: No.