Describes Human Immunodeficiency Virus(HIV); sources of infection; how it replicates; symptoms; finding a cure; economics of HIV. 2 illustrations.
“HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is a blood-borne virus that attacks disease-and infection-fighting white blood cells known as T-Cells (Achleng, 1998). A T-Cell is a form of white blood cell that helps the body fight disease. When T-Cell count falls below 200 parts per 1,000 milliliters of blood, AIDS-defining illnesses set in. AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) represents an array of opportunistic diseases and infections that invade a body with a weakened immune system (Hall, 1994).”