Taking Charge of Your Health

HIV is the Human
Immunodeficiency Virus. If you have HIV, you
have an infection that damages your immune system
over time, and causes AIDS. AIDS stands for Acquired
Immunodeficiency Syndrome. It is the final stage of
an HIV infection, when your immune system is
damaged and too weak to fight off
ordinary infections. When foreign invaders, such
as bacteria and viruses, get into your body, they
can cause infections. These events activate
your body’s defenses. The white blood cells
of your immune system are part of your
body’s defenses. One type of white
blood cell, called helper T lymphocytes,
or helper T cells, strengthen your immune
system’s response to infection in two ways. First, helper T cells
release chemicals that attract other
white blood cells to the site of the infection. These additional
white blood cells attack the invading bacteria
or virus, as well as other infected cells. Second, helper T cells
release chemicals that cause other white
blood cells to multiply. These new white blood
cells create markers, called antibodies,
which can identify the same foreign invader
throughout your body. Antibodies attach to
the bacteria or virus, marking them as targets for your
immune system to destroy them. If you have HIV, it
travels through your blood and other body fluids to infect
and kill certain white blood cells. The virus enters helper T cells,
which are the primary target. Once inside, the virus
makes many copies of itself. As these virus
particles are made, they leave the damaged helper
T cell to infect other cells. The T cell loses its
ability to protect the body from the ongoing
infection and dies. In this way, HIV
spreads and kills more of your helper T cells,
weakening your immune system. As a result, other
types of infections are able to take advantage
of your body’s inability to defend itself. These infections are called
opportunistic infections. If you have an HIV
infection, and one or more opportunistic infections,
you have AIDS. Some of the common AIDS-related
opportunistic infections are inflammation of the tissues
covering your brain and spinal cord, called meningitis,
inflammation of your brain, called encephalitis. Respiratory illnesses, such
as pneumonia and tuberculosis. Intestinal illnesses,
such as chronic diarrhea caused by infectious parasites. And cancers, such
as Kaposi’s sarcoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. HIV passes from person to person
through infected body fluids. HIV can enter your body during
unprotected sex, while sharing drug injection needles,
during your own childbirth, while breastfeeding
from your mother, or from contaminated
blood or blood products. Although there is
no cure for HIV, drugs called
antiretroviral medications can reduce the amount
of HIV in your body. One class of
antiretroviral medication, called entry or
fusion inhibitors, disrupts the HIV
infection process by preventing the virus from
attaching to your cells. Other classes of
antiretroviral medications include reverse
transcriptase inhibitors, protease inhibitors, and
integrase inhibitors. These drugs prevent the
creation, assembly, and spread of new viruses. Your doctor may prescribe
a combination of these drug classes, known as highly
active antiretroviral therapy, or HAART. Antiretroviral medication
doesn’t completely remove HIV from your body,
but slows it down enough to enable your immune
system to fight infections. Regular blood tests
will let your doctor know how effective your
antiretroviral medication is in controlling HIV. If the number of helper T cells
is high enough in your blood sample, your
medication is working. Treatments for the
opportunistic infections of AIDS are medications specific
for each type of infection. For example, your doctor
may prescribe antibiotics if you have pneumonia
or tuberculosis. To avoid getting or
spreading an HIV infection, know your HIV status and
your partner’s status by getting tested regularly. The most effective way
to prevent HIV infection is to avoid vaginal
and anal sex. When engaging in
sexual activity, you will be less
likely to contract HIV if you only have sex with
one uninfected partner, or use latex condoms
for protection. Avoid using injectable illegal
drugs, or sharing drug needles, because the needles may
have the virus on them. Avoid intoxication
from drugs or alcohol, because you will be
more likely to engage in unsafe sexual behavior.

100 thoughts on “Medical Animation: HIV and AIDS


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  2. How to know you don’t have HIV:
    1- if your partner does not have HIV so stop worrying
    2- You can get the SIV passed to humans and make HIV
    3- You mostly don’t have HIV if you had — with an infected partner, chances are super low.
    4- If your partner is virgin, then he/she does not have HIV

    Best of luck!

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  4. Aids infection disease are thru blood contact and hiv hereditary infectious disease is passed on genetics thru kids herpes smoking blood contact thru filter clamidia for women used tampons not change with period stain within hours or couple days will be infected with clamidia gonorrea same with anal sex herpes std multiple partners vaginal oral different ways could lead to std always get blood work once a year while work drug test once a month UCLA Meps all days oral sex is always safe than vaginal cause it prevents pregnancy vaginal sex are just for married and couple that have kids 30 years old the right time to have kids c section is best for pregnancy labor when new born is delivered impregnation with sperm fluid with wrapped condom is good Condoms are false advertisement and used for sociology tendencies to lose their virginity and be smart healthwise LT#F426448

  5. HIV is man made. A way to control overpopulation. I bet they have a cure for this virus…They created a cure for Ebola (Bioweapon to thin out an overpopulated country), they can also create a vaccine for HIV.

  6. make the fucking cure immediately your doctors scientist you are making people suffer put they should put condom on aways and not sure injections as well

  7. Watched one video from recommendation and now look where I have arrived, don’t want to watch but I keep watchin😭

  8. All thanks to this great herbalist doctor from Africa who helped me to cure my HIV. And today I'm HIV negative. Text him now on WhatsApp if you need help via +2348128723163

  9. Humans have been having sex (gay and straight) for thousands of years without life threatening disease pandemic as any conceivable consequence. But right smack in the middle of the US sexual liberation (for gay and straight people) here comes this mysterious killer bug from Africa. Science fiction novel. Seriously, AIDS is such bullshit. Anyone capable of critical thinking would question the entire AIDS paradigm fraud. Watch the international award winning documentaries Positively False, Emperors New Virus, House of Numbers and Positively False.

  10. Nice and easy to understand as medical student. But it will be fantastic if you stop considering that 'viewer has this disease. ' I don't feel it good. So change it.

  11. The viruses are made of DNA or RNA.Usually they are composed of a nucleic acid (DNA or RNA) and a protein cover (envelope).The HIV virus is made of ARN that after replicates into a DNA.

  12. Kaya dapat mag ingat lasi HIV is very serious virus wherein pwede itong maipasa meaning to say lahat pwede mahawaan but if may HIV positive ka wag kang mawalan ng pag asa dahil si god ay nandito lang sa atin upang gabayan tayo😇😇😇😇😇😇😇 and god is always with us sakanya lang tayo lumapit at maniwala kasi God is perfect at siya lamang ang ating kasama sa lahat☺☺☺☺☺😇😇😇😇

  13. Hebrews 13:4
    [4]Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.

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  16. Hiv its not real people
    Do you really think a virus can kill a white blood cell and why there is only one virus can do that if it's so easy why will a virus choose a white blood cell the hardest cell in the body to do any harm for because her job is killing viruses and bacteria this is a little bit suspicious what really kills people it's the drug they give you it reduce the immune response
    In reality the HIV virus it's weaker than a cold virus it's a lie for money the biggest lie in the history

  17. Everything is fine. 'till HIV and another viruses is attacking. It's our turn to help our immune system.
    "Don't die without the fight".

  18. Very valuable information ℹ️ Don’t sleep around with multiple women Have one sex partner that’s all you need 2019? 2020? 👀

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