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The Topic of my report is The Causes and Treatments of Aids First the Causes Scientists suspect that at least two viruses cause AIDs HIV-1 and HIV-2 Worldwide the viruses infect equal numbers of people but HIV-1 is much more known in North America HIV-2 is extremely rare outside of Africa The virus enters the body through small abrasions or cuts in mucous membranes in the mouth vagina or rectum and destroys T cells so the immune system fails Patients then develop infections that eventually kill them From what to popular belief AIDS is not a highly contagious disease The only way you can get it is to have unprotected vaginal oral or anal sex with an infected partner or to share tainted blood through IV-drug use or transfusions You cant get AIDS from kissing The protein in saliva keeps the AIDS virus from infecting the white blood cells The protein attaches itself to white blood cells and protects them from infectionThe discovery may lead to new strategies for developing AIDS medicines such as injecting this protein directly into the bloodstream to keep the virus from attacking blood cells You also dont need to worry about catching AIDS if you live with someone who has it HIV cannot be transmitted by toilet seats or objects handled by people who have AIDS Also you wont get the disease if you share food with someone who is infected because HIV dies very quickly once it is outside the body Diagnostic and Test Procedures Within a few weeks of infection the body should be producing anti bodies to the virus which doctors can detect in blood tests But your body may take as long as 35 months to produce a detectable level of anti bodies so if you think youve been infected particularly if youre in a high-risk group you should be
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