Giving the Facts and Removing the Myths

You Can Go Your Own Way

In my previous blog about AIDS I spoke on the removal of stigma that society has for those with HIV and AIDS. One of the ways I said would be best was to bring awareness to the subject and ensure people are fully knowledgeable of the topic, understanding where they were wrong. For this post I am going to tell you all the facts of HIV and AIDS.

 

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  • HIV: Human Immunodeficiency Virus infection.
  • AIDS: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome.

The HIV virus attacks the immune system (the body’s defence against disease) when contracted into the human body. AIDS causes the immune system to weaken so the body can’t fight off diseases. AIDS is a progression of HIV, mainly when HIV goes untreated for some time. Due to effective treatments, most people living with HIV in the UK will not go on to develop AIDS. Anyone can potentially contract HIV, if…

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