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Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome or AIDS is a serious disease It is the last stage of a virus called Human Immuno-deficiency Virus HIV The disease renders the bodys immune system When this happens the body is unable to resist invasion by microorganisms that cause serious infection An individual may be infected with the virus for more than ten years before receiving a diagnosis of AIDS In order to fully understand AIDS and individual must be aware of the ways in which HIV effects the body Lymphocytes are white blood cells that help the body fight pathogens The two types of lymphocytes are B cells which produce antibodies and T cells whose helpers stimulate the B cells These antibodies are the proteins that help to destroy disease-causing organisms When a person contracts HIV the virus infects cells including the T helper cells The decrease in T helper cells negatively affects the immune system The body loses much of its ability to fight pathogens The first case of AIDS was identified in New York in 1979 The first group of people in the United States of America with AIDS was homosexual males As a result individuals believed that the disease only affected this population Many people believe that the virus spread as people traveled Because AIDS is extremely common in Africa and species of monkeys on the continent are afflicted with similar diseases this is one theory as to where HIV originated It was not until 1983-84 that scientists working at the National Cancer Institute in the US and the Pasteur Institute in France identified the HIV virus It is estimated that one in every five hundred US college students may be HIV positive Teenagers are a primary risk group for contracting HIV Over one-fifth of people with AIDS are in their 20s and most likely were infected as teens This disease is the seventh leading cause of death among 15-24 year-olds in the
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