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HIV

Human Immunodeficiency Virus

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AIDS

Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

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HIV causes

AIDS

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Can be

Sexually transmitted in blood, sperm and vaginal fluids

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AIDS is the

Most serious of STD's.

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People with AIDS

Get sick from almost any germ due to a reduced immune system

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Contracted

Having unprotected sex with infected person.
Mother to baby.
Mixing of blood with infected person
Blood transfusion

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May not

Show signs for 8-10 years. Only a blood test can show whether a person is HIV positive

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After several years

Person's immune system becomes so weak that the peons starts to get night fevers, extremely tire or has swollen lymph glands in the neck

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AIDS allows

Many disease to get so bad that they kill a person.

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Opportunistic disease

Take 'opportunity' when immune system is weak.
Trust, cancer, pneumonia and TB

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HIV can't

Be cured but ur can be controlled by medicines called ARVs. This medicine distrusts HIV life cycle

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