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HIV/AIDS
HIV is a viral disease which attacks the bodys immune system but you are considered to have aids where the immune system has become weak
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What is an obligate?
Viruses have no cell metabolism so cannot replicate independently so must hijack the cell metabolism of the cells that parasitisise to reproduce
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Symptoms
Short term: fever, sore throat, tiredness, joint pain, swollen glands. Long term: Skin infections, weight loss, cancers, TB
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Transmission
Contact: unprotected sex with an infected partner, Vehicle transmission: sharing needles and blood transfusions, Portals of entry: urogenital tract
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Testing
Blood test, can either detect antibodies or antigens
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Treatment
Emergency HIV drugs, regular blood tests, antiretroviral drugs
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Prevention
Abstinence, avoid having numerous sexual partners, protected sex, avoid sharing needles
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Viruses have no cell metabolism so cannot replicate independently so must hijack the cell metabolism of the cells that parasitisise to reproduce

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What is an obligate?

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Short term: fever, sore throat, tiredness, joint pain, swollen glands. Long term: Skin infections, weight loss, cancers, TB

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Contact: unprotected sex with an infected partner, Vehicle transmission: sharing needles and blood transfusions, Portals of entry: urogenital tract

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Blood test, can either detect antibodies or antigens

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