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AIDS Acquired immune deficiency syndrome or AIDS is a recently recognized disease It is caused by infection with the human immunodeficiency virus HIV AIDS is a complicated illness that may involve several phases It is caused by a virus that can be passed from person to person AIDS impairs the human bodys immune system--the system is responsible for warding off disease--and leaves the victim susceptible to various infections AIDS was first conclusively identified in the United States in 1981 when 189 cases were reported to the Centers for Disease Control Within a decade the disease had spread to virtually all populated areas of the world In the United States alone there are about 65000 new cases every year The origin of the AIDS virus is uncertain but it may have originated in Central Africa The first AIDS patients in the Americas and Europe were almost exclusively male homosexuals Later patients included those who used unsterilized intravenous needles to inject drugs hemophiliacs persons with a blood-clotting disorder and others who had received blood transfusions females whose male sexual partners had AIDS and the children of parents with AIDS However since 1989 heterosexual sex was found to be the fastest growing means of transmission of the virus with 90 percent of the new cases coming from heterosexual sex How AIDS Is Spread AIDS is transmitted by direct contact of the bloodstream with body fluids that contains the AIDS virus particularly blood and semen from an HIV-infected person The virus is usually transmitted through various forms of sexual intercourse the transfusion of virus-contaminated blood or sharing in HIV-contaminated intravenous needles The AIDS virus cannot enter intact bodily surfaces such as skin and quickly perishes outside the human body AIDS is not spread by casual physical contact or by sneezing The virus has been found in tears and saliva but it is there
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