Hiv And Aids : Aids

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INTRODUCTION
Hello, today we are discussing HIV and AIDS. This disease is known as a severe decline in one’s immune system resulting in a decreased ability to resist infection and malignancy. A lot of people ask what the difference between HIV and AIDS is. HIV is the virus that causes the disease AIDS. With this being said, I will now discuss some objectives that that will be covered throughout this lecture that I hope will help guide you as well as help you have a better understanding of the progression of this disease (Welcome to AIDS.gov, 2009).
OBJECTIVES
These objectives include: Be able to know the difference between HIV and AIDS, become knowledgeable about where and how HIV first started, be able to identify the five different theories that were possibilities to HIV transmission, know how it is transmitted, know what categories of people at risk, be able to identify the different discriminations and stigmas related to HIV/AIDS, be able to briefly identify the past and present treatments that are/were used and why others are unable to receive treatment, and overall just to have a general idea of the timeline of HIV/AIDS.
HIV OR HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS
We are going to start by discussing some background information on HIV. Most of us already know that HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. HIV is a lentivirus which is a subcategory of retroviruses. The term lentivirus basically means that symptoms at onset are delayed and do not show up until later. Not…

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