The facts about hiv and aids reveal a devastating reality that is especially hard on children living in poverty even when children themselves don't have hiv, many are still affected by it our aids initiative is attacking the disease head on through education, treatment and rehabilitation. Hiv kills or damages the body's immune system cells aids is the most advanced stage of infection learn more about the symptoms and treatments also called: acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, aids, hiv, human immunodeficiency virus. Hiv is one of the deadliest diseases the human race has ever battled and the battle rages on but the lessons of the aids crisis are more than the disease: lessons should have lyme disease activists view the hiv/aids success story—overcoming the inhumanities and medical enigma—as being an. Hiv is the acronym for the human immunodeficiency virus it is a type of virus classified by scientists as a retrovirus, which causes disease by infecting and killing blood cells (known as cd4 t-cells) central to the body's immune system aids is the acronym for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.
Hiv causes aids and it is hiv that can be passed on being diagnosed with aids means different things for treatment with combinations of anti-hiv drugs can keep the immune system strong, and because of this these are diseases that can have an effect on hiv and can also be affected by hiv. Human immunodeficiency virus infection and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (hiv/aids) is a spectrum of conditions caused by infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (hiv. Cultural beliefs about hiv and aids around contamination, sexuality and religion have played a crucial role in the development of hiv-related discrimination88 moreover, studies have shown how healthcare workers' negative and discriminatory views towards hiv-positive people are influenced by, and often. Common diseases that may stem from drug abuse include: aids/hiv hepatitis b injection drug users (idus) have one of the highest risks of acquiring an infectious disease diseases caused by drug abuse could be a direct result of an individual's drug use or a result of behavior that occurs under.
Hiv/aids is a devastating disease that has predominated in africa due to the long incubation period of the virus, poverty, sexual promiscuousness, urbanization, trading routes, lack of knowledge, medical advances (use of needles, blood transfusion), and gender inequalities. The human immunodeficiency virus (hiv) is one of the most serious, deadly diseases in human history hiv causes a condition called acquired immunodeficiency syndrome — better known as aids hiv destroys a type of defense cell in the body called a cd4 helper lymphocyte (pronounced. Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids) is a chronic, potentially life-threatening condition caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (hiv) by damaging your immune system, hiv interferes with your body's ability to fight the organisms that cause disease.
Fact sheets about hiv/aids treatment information, the prevention of mother-to-child transmission, and hiv treatment side effects all the fact sheets are written specifically for patients in easy to read language. We'll explore 9 myths about hiv/aids, and find out what experts have to say about the reality of living with the virus we reached out to several experts to get their opinions on what the most glaring misconceptions people in the united states have about hiv/aids. Racial details for hiv/aids: the epidemic is growing most rapidly among minority populations and is a leading killer hiv-infected people with a specific mutation in one of their two copies of the gene for this receptor may have a slower disease course than people with two normal copies of the gene.
The human immunodeficiency virus (hiv) is a virus that infects humans and can lead to an advanced disease state called acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids) there are two types of the hiv virus: hiv-1 and hiv-2 hiv-1 is more virulent and the dominant strain seen globally. Hiv, or human immunodeficiency (hyoo-mun ih-myoo-no-dih-fih-shen-see) virus, is a virus that can weaken the body's immune system infection with hiv causes a life-threatening illness called aids, or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.
Aids (acquired immune deficiency syndrome), caused by infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (hiv), remains one of the most devastating pandemics in modern history aids is a disease that causes the body to lose its natural protection against infection. Stage 3: acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids) aids is the most severe phase of hiv infection people with aids have such badly damaged immune systems that they get an increasing number of severe illnesses, called opportunistic illnesses without treatment, people with aids. Hiv, or human immunodeficiency virus, affects a person's immune system aids, or acquired immune deficiency syndrome, is the final stage of hiv disease it is characterized by a severely compromised immune system, as measured by the count of cd4 cells in the body. Why hiv and aids are particularly risky for women a woman with aids or hiv is particularly vulnerable because of the possibility of passing the disease to an unborn children however, in the united states, progress has made been to stop this devastating consequence, says salih yasin, md.