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Hiv And Aids : A Victim Of Hiv / Aids

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Benoite is a victim of HIV/AIDS disease who experienced first hand, with her partner, the devastating effects of HIV/AIDS. She grew deathly sick, worrying about her own health and the health of her babies that she might have infected. Benoite realized that by her impulsive actions, she put the lives of her children and husband in danger, because she didn’t know just how common HIV was. Most people are aware of the disease known as Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, also known as HIV and AIDS. It is caused by a very deadly parasite that can destroy someone’s life and the lives of their families, so everyone needs to be cautious and be aware of the causes in order to protect themselves. HIV/ AIDS is a very…show more content…
If an infected person uses a needle to take drugs and that same needle gets used by another person, that person becomes at risk of catching HIV too. On average, one in ten new HIV infections is caused by the sharing of needles. It is estimated that there are 12 million people who inject drugs worldwide, and around 1.6 million (one in seven) are thought to be living with HIV (‘People Who Inject Drugs, HIV and AIDS’ on December 16, 2016). The last possible cause of HIV/AIDS is during pregnancy or delivery or through breast-feeding. If the mother has HIV or AIDS and is pregnant, it puts the baby at risk of catching the disease too. There is a 15-45% chance of passing HIV to their baby if the mother doesn’t take HIV treatment. So if one is a parent, it is very important to check their health for their own safety and their children 's too.
There are some signs that can indicate that the HIV virus is developing in the body, (according to www.aids.gov on 12/31/2015). The early symptoms of HIV could be fever, muscle aches, sore throat, fatigue, swollen mouth sores and inconsistent variation of temperatures like chills or night sweats. However as HIV progresses into AIDS the symptoms could get worse such as rapid weight loss, recurring fever, extreme tiredness and swelling, diarrhea that lasts for more than a week, pneumonia (lung inflammation caused by bacterial or viral infection), loss of memory, depression, or other neurologic disorders. Many people
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