AIDS. AIDS International Day Primary Health Care
"Introduction. World Health Organization (WHO) has declared December 7, 1991 the 'International Day for AIDS'. AIDS is a killer epidemic. It is spreading rapidly all over the world, especially in the West. 'Half a million cases'. Although only few cases are reported in thre area, knowing more about AIDS through dessimination of information and education of community will help to limit the number of cases.
What is AIDS? AIDS 'Aquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome' is a disease which destroys the immune system. AIDS is caused by Human Immuno Deficiency Virus (HIV). After being infected by the HIV, the person may remain normal for up to 10 years before the appearance of the AIDS symptoms.
How does AIDS kill? 1 - In a normal person, the immune system, (especially the White Blood Cells WBCs) protect the body against diseases like diarrhoea, cough and others. 2 - When HIV infects the body, it starts to attack and weaken the White Blood Cells (WBCs). 3 - When the disease progresses, the HIV destroys the White Blood Cells and the body is left without defence. 4 - Then simple diseases like diarrhoea and cough take advantage and attack the AIDS patient, and may cause death."
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