Flashcards in Life Science- HIV/AIDS Deck (12):
Human Immunodeficiency Virus
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
Sexually transmitted in blood, sperm and vaginal fluids
AIDS is the
Most serious of STD's.
People with AIDS
Get sick from almost any germ due to a reduced immune system
Having unprotected sex with infected person.
Mother to baby.
Mixing of blood with infected person
Show signs for 8-10 years. Only a blood test can show whether a person is HIV positive
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
Many disease to get so bad that they kill a person.
Take 'opportunity' when immune system is weak.
Trust, cancer, pneumonia and TB