HIV Speech

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HIV Speech

It kills over 300,000 people a year. It can affect anyone regardless

of your race, sex, or age. It cannot be seen, treated, readily

detected or destroyed. It is capable of destroying millions of people

without wars or violence. This thing is AIDS caused by the virus

HIV-1. What would you do if you found out tomorrow you had AIDS? How

would you react if a family member contracted the disease and was

diagnosed with one to three years left to live? The HIV virus that

causes AIDS began to affect the nation many years ago and was first

discovered and documented by the Center for Disease Control in

Atlanta, Georgia in 1979. It is an increasingly frightening disease

for which no cure has yet been created. It is important to know

however that methods are currently available which can prevent the

transfer of this virus, and even slow down its malicious effects

before they become fatal. It is equally important to know how to avoid

getting the virus and also the symptoms in case you might run across

them. I have researched this topic through various sources and

compiled pertinent information to provide adequate information on this


First of all, AIDS is caused by the retrovirus HIV. HIV stands for

human immunodef-

iciency virus. AIDS itself stands for acquired immune deficiency

syndrome. As its name implies, AIDS is a virus that is acquired and

attacks the immune system making it useless in the event of other

viral or bacterial attacks on the human body. After the HIV virus is

initially contracted, the person may live a perfectly normal life for

several years before sign of the virus appear. At this time, these


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that can be done for a patient is to make him comfortable with easing

drugs. The drug azidothymidine has proved very useful in the war

against AIDS. Scientists all over the globe are currently working on a

cure for AIDS and perhaps one day they will succeed.

All these symptoms, causes, and treatments describe the deadly AIDS

virus. AIDS

is a fatal disease which renders the body helpless against other

diseases. Patients lose the ability to defend themselves against virii

and die from infections. AIDS is caused by the HIV-1 virus which is

transferred to the body through blood and other bodily fluids. There

is currently no cure for AIDS, but treatments do exist which can slow

the progress of AIDS. Now that you know all this about AIDS, don't you

really feel like you need to be more careful out in the world?

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