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A- acquiredH- human I- immune I- immunodeficiency D- deficiencyV- virus S- syndrome What is HIVAIDS AIDS is an acronym for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome This is a disease caused by HIV or Human Immunodeficiency Virus This virus attacks the immune system the bodys line of defense against diseases and infections When the immune system breaks down one becomes susceptible to serious often deadly infections and cancers called opportunistic diseases so named because they take advantage of the bodys weakened defenses T-cells are the part of the bodys immune system they help fight diseases The average T-cell count for a healthy person is 800-1200 cells per cubic millimeter of blood The HIVAIDS virus lowers the T-cell count as a result of this the body is less able to fight cancers sicknesses and even the common cold When you have HIVAIDS your T-cell count is continually lowered when it reaches 200 you are diagnosed with AIDS when it reaches zero you die because opportunistic diseases have taken over your body and are destroying what is left of your immune system as well as the rest of your systems How is HIVAIDS Transmitted Risk factors for acquiring HIV include sexual contact with an infected person needle sharing among drug users or through transfusions with infected blood HIV infected women can transmit the virus to their newborns before or during birth or thought breast feeding after birth Health care workers can become infected with HIV after being stuck with HIV-tainted needles HIVAIDS is not acquired only by a single race gender or sexual orientation When HIV first became a problem it was labeled as a gay disease people believed that only homosexuals could acquire HIVAIDS because when the disease emerged it appeared that only homosexuals were contracting it but later research showed that anyone can get HIVAIDS Any bodily fluid can spread the virus These fluids include - blood-vaginal fluid - semen- breast milk
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