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AIDS/HIV. By: Jeremy Pritchard & Heather Moser. Definition of AIDS/HIV. AIDS - acquired immunodeficiency syndrome HIV - human immunodeficiency virus. Symptoms. Weight loss Persistent Fever Extreme Fatigue Diarrhea Swollen lymph glands Loss of balance Disorientation. Prevention.

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aids hiv

AIDS/HIV

By: Jeremy Pritchard

&

Heather Moser

definition of aids hiv
Definition of AIDS/HIV
  • AIDS - acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
  • HIV - human immunodeficiency virus
symptoms
Symptoms
  • Weight loss
  • Persistent Fever
  • Extreme Fatigue
  • Diarrhea
  • Swollen lymph glands
  • Loss of balance
  • Disorientation
prevention
Prevention
  • Aids is spread by unsafe sex methods, dirty needles, contaminated blood, and some body fluids such as: semen, and vaginal secretions.
  • To prevent AIDS/HIV you should practice safe sex and be aware of infected fluids and dirty needles.
cures
Cures
  • Currently there are no cures for the AIDS virus. However, we do know that household bleach can kill it and that the virus can not live outside the body for more than a few seconds.
statistics
Statistics
  • An American is infected with AIDS every 13 minutes.
  • Someone dies from AIDS every 17 minutes.
  • There have been 733,374 cases of AIDS in the U.S. since 1981 and that number increases by the minute. Out of these cases 300,000 people have died and that number is also growing by the minute.
statistics in north dakota
Statistics in North Dakota
  • From the year 1986 to 1995 there were only 65 cases reported. There are possibly more infected because some people never get tested and pass on the infection before they realize they have the virus.
  • Statistics show that in 1990-1991 the rate of change in reported AIDS cases was by far the highest.
sources
Sources
  • Www.ci.nyc.ny.us/html/doh/html/std/stdal.html
  • AIDS by: Barbara Lerman Golomb
  • Hab.hrs.gov/dhs/states/ND-epi.htm