Hiv/Aids Research Paper

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HIV/AIDS Callyn Dwiggins Biology P.4 tanner HIV Stands for Human Immunodeficiency Disorder. HIV tags on to certain cells and copy’s itself. HIV causes slow but constant damage to the immune system. AIDS stands for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. AIDS is the condition diagnosed when there are a group of related symptoms that are caused by advanced HIV infection or when someone has less than 200 CD4 cells. AIDS makes the body vulnerable to life-threatening illnesses called opportunistic infections. To keep HIV from becoming AIDS There are certain Medicines and injections to slow down the affects and improve life expectancy. Given this information there is still a strong chance (without treatment) that you will still acquire the…show more content…
1. Check temperature. 2. Check regular cold symptoms. 3. Make sure Cold symptoms haven’t intensified. 4. IF regular cold symptoms have lasted an unreasonably long amount of time Cells: The major cell category that is infected is the Lymphoreticular system or the mononuclear system. This is a part of the Human body’s immune system. The cells in this part are called phagocytic cells they are a form of reticular connective tissue. This tissue is located in the spleen and the liver. This infection can only be sexually transmitted at any point in its manifestation. It could be at the AIDS stage or HIV stage. It can also be transmitted through DIRECT blood contact. No matter what way the Virus enters your body it will still gain the same affect. Molecules: List of molecules involved in an HIV cell- * Capsid protein * gp41 * gp120 * Protease * p6 * * p9 * p17 (Matrix protein) * Reverse Transcriptase Aids statistics: People(Adults) Living with aids Worldwide – 33.3 Million People diagnosed with AIDS yearly - 2.2million People killed by aids yearly -1.9million Current people in the US with AIDS - 682,668 Current people in Africa -22.5 million Magic Johnson and His story: In 1991 Magic Johnson, Time current LA Lakers superstar had publicly announced that he had to quit His team due to HIV. Starting off with

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