Monday, January 6, 2020

Hiv And Aids The Most Destructive Health Crisis Of...

HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus, which with time will lead to AIDS. AIDS stands for Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. HIV/AIDS is the most destructive health crisis of modern times. (â€Å"How HIV and AIDS Affect Populations†) This virus came from chimpanzees who had SIV (Simian Immunodeficiency Virus), which was transmitted to humans and mutated into HIV. (â€Å"What is HIV/AIDS?†) HIV enters the bloodstream through mucous membranes. HIV can enter through the lining of the rectum, walls of the vagina, and the urethra, which is the passageway to the penis. HIV can also enter through the nose, mouth, and throat. (â€Å"Having HIV-AIDS is Like a Death Sentence†) This is transmitted through bodily fluids such as blood, pre-ejaculate fluid,†¦show more content†¦The relationships of one HIV positive individual, and one being without HIV is called â€Å"mixed status† relationships. If any bodily fluids, blood, or plasma has contaminated anything, high concentration bleach will kill the virus, according to the article â€Å"Having HIV-AIDS is Like a Death Sentence.† HIV can take five to fifteen years to develop into AIDS. (â€Å"Having HIV-AIDS is Like a Death Sentence†) The time of the development varies from person to person. This also depends on the health status of a person and behaviors. There is now medical treatment to slow the rate of HIV affecting the immune system. Medications and treatments now can cure or prevent some of the illnesses with AIDS. There are several issues that can occur when you have the HIV virus. Neurological complications can come along with HIV/AIDS. Dementia is one of the complications that can occur. Dementia is a disorder of the mental processes, which causes personality changes and impaired reasoning. Another example of a neurological complication would be neuropathy, which is a disorder that causes numbness or loss of feeling, and weakness. Neurosyphilis can be a major effect of HIV as well. This is syphilis that is involved in the central nervous system. Syphilis is a chronic bacterial infection that is mainly contracted through sex. HIV causes many different disorders and complications to the body chiefly

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