World AIDS Day- In Retrospect

So I was reading when I suddenly remembered today is World AIDS day. I quickly rush to my status to update it. Then I decided to do a small research. I call it small

because it is not elaborate or exhaustive in any way. I am too lazy for that kind of long story. I just looked up a few definitions and I’ll sure share them with you.
I remember back in secondary school days when we would all rush to the gate that led to our dormitories and wait for it to be opened. Like over a thousand girls will be waiting to go through one gate like the eye of the needle. I wonder how we never thought to wait for each other. Everyone would push, amidst different shapes and sizes of girls to get in through the gate once the prefect makes her way to open it.

I’m just here imagining if one girl had the HIV virus and was wicked! It would have been so easy to infect a lot of girls.

Anyways like they say….”Na God dey save children ”
God really did save us and is still in the business of saving us.

See what I found below

HIV is a Virus
AIDS is a syndrome

Virus: is any of a large group of submicroscopic infective agents that are usually regarded as nonliving extremelycomplex molecules, that typicallycontain a protein coat surrounding an RNA or DNA core of genetic material but no semipermeable membrane, that are capable of growth and multiplicationonly in living cells, and that causevarious important diseases in humans, animals, and plants.

Also called: human immunodeficiency virus, acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
HIV causes AIDS and interferes with the body’s ability to fight infections.

The virus can be transmitted through contact with infected blood, semen or vaginal fluids.

Requires a medical diagnosis

Within a few weeks of HIV infection, flu-like symptoms such as fever, sore throat and fatigue can occur. Then the disease is usually asymptomatic until it progresses to AIDS. AIDS symptoms include weight loss, fever or night sweats, fatigue and recurrent infections

Treatment consists of HIV antivirals

No cure exists for AIDS, but strict adherence to antiretroviral regimens (ARVs) can dramatically slow the disease’s progress as well as prevent secondary infections and complications

It is the causative agent of an infectious disease

Syndrome: a group of signs and symptoms thatoccur together and characterize a particular abnormality or condition

HIV: human immunodeficiency virus, AIDS: acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
HIV causes AIDS and interferes with the body’s ability to fight infections.

The virus can be transmitted through contact with infected blood, semen or vaginal fluids.

Requires a medical diagnosis

Within a few weeks of HIV infection, flu-like symptoms such as fever, sore throat and fatigue can occur. Then the disease is usually asymptomatic until it progresses to AIDS. AIDS symptoms include weight loss, fever or night sweats, fatigue and recurrent infections

Treatment consists of HIV antivirals

No cure exists for AIDS, but strict adherence to antiretroviral regimens (ARVs) can dramatically slow the disease’s progress as well as prevent secondary infections and complications

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