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HIV Awareness

What is HIV? HIV for me are the virus for example sex for the same
man or women . When HIV is diagnosed before it becomes AIDS, medicines
can slow or stop the damage to the immune system. If AIDS does develop,
medicines can often help the immune system There's no cure for HIV/AIDS,
but there are medications that can dramatically slow the progression of the
disease virus . HIV is the abbreviation used for the Human Immunodeficiency Virus. HIV
attacks the body's immune system. Normally, the immune system produces white blood cells and
antibodies that attack viruses and bacteria. The infection fighting cells are called T-cell
lymphocytes. Months to years after a person is infected with HIV, the virus destroys all the T-cell
lymphocytes. This disables the immune system to defend the body against diseases and tumors.
Various infections will be able to develop, these opportunistic infections take advantage of the
body's weakened immune system. These infection which normally won't cause severe or fatal
health problems will eventually cause the death of the HIV patient.

At this time, most evidence suggest that AIDS has it roots in Africa. This is believed because
certain Simian Immunodeficiency Viruses (SIVs) are closely related to HIV and HIV-2, for
instance, has an almost exact counterpart in a virus of the sooty-mangabey, a type of African
monkey. The HIV-2's connection to the sooty mangabey is probably the most compelling
evidence for animal to man transfer of HIV. A likely source of HIV-1 has been more difficult to
pin down. The closest simian virus to HIV-1 discovered to date exists in certain chimpanzees.
Scientists have long recognized the ability of certain viruses and other diseases to pass from
animals to humans. This process is referred to as zoonosis. Once an animal disease has infected
people, it may then be passed from human to human. Although it has not been proven that HIV
came from primates, an SIV has been known to infect humans.

The earliest and most compelling evidence of HIV infection is that of an adult male who lived in
what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo. Scientists recently succeeded in isolating the
virus from a plasma sample taken from the man in 1959. Researchers believe that the ancestor of
this strain may date to the 1940s or 50s and was introduced into humans a decade or more earlier.

In June and July of 1981, cases of an extremely uncommon opportunistic infection,


Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia, and a very rare skin tumor of endothelial cell origin, Kaposi's
sarcoma, were first reported in New York and California in epidemic proportions among
previously healthy young homosexual and bisexual men who were not previously known to be
predisposed to these diseases. With the rapidly increasing number of cases, it was soon
recognized that other life threatening infections and neoplastic diseases were also observed

and found to be associated with an unexplained defect in cell mediated immunity, common to
each of these patients.
By early 1982 the group of disease entities was named the acquired immune deficiency
syndrome (AIDS) by the Center for Disease Control (CDC). The term "syndrome" has been used
because AIDS does not constitute a single illness, but rather encompasses a wide range of
clinical diseases including specific life threatening infections and neoplasm's associated with a
profound and irreversible unexplained acquired disorder of cell mediated immunity. Since the
appearance of the original definition in September of 1982, the CDC has subsequently revised
this definition to accommodate additional syndromes recognized as manifestations of advanced
HIV disease.

When the first cases of AIDS were reported, many hypotheses were proposed to explain the
possible cause(s) of the newly recognized syndrome, but it is now widely accepted that AIDS is
caused by a previously unknown human retrovirus, which was initially discovered and isolated in
1983 from patients with persistent generalized lymphadenopathy at the "Institut Pasteur" in
Paris. The CONDOMS ? There are two basic condom types male condoms and female condoms
and both safeguard you against sexually transmitted diseases and prove highly effective at their
original role as a contraceptive device.. the HIV is a virus to the health and this is not a
good to our health because this is matinding seek to our health. And HIV is no result for
your seek is good health.and HIV seek is not affect to a dead. The HIV Is affect to your
health The HIV is virus,from your sex to your many people,HIV is a more to male on
2004 and this year is a many HIV is from bisexual or beki. That HIV having many
younger because she/he want to sex many people the T cells in the body, making the
person more likely to get infections or infection-related cancers. Over time, HIV can
destroy so many of these cells that the body cant fight off infections and disease. The
only way to know for sure if you have HIV is to get tested. Testing is relatively simple.
You can ask your health care provider for an HIV test. Many medical clinics, substance
abuse programs, community health centers, and hospitals offer them too. The condoms
are very importanthing to use for the young man to sex .. all people having HIV are the
child 12 or 15years having that HIV .every day thousands of teenagers are
putting themselves at risk for pregnancies, sexually transmitted diseases,
and severe turmoil emotionally. Instead of thinking about all the
consequences, more and more teens are becoming sexually active without
completely understanding the precautions that need to be taken when doing
that sexual but there are having HIV for sex many people

Now a days the only form of sexual education is abstinence only based is, so how are teens
supposed to use what they learn if they are not properly taught the other choices they
have? Sex is a major decision among people of any age and may result in emotional distress
no matter what protection measures are taken if someone is not emotionally ready. But
thats way having HIV Thanks for reading sir