HIV is the virus that causes AIDS. AIDS stands for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. ( 后天免疫缺损综合症） What is a virus ? Can you name some viruses? A virus is a very small living thing that causes disease. Such as SARS virus, bird flu virus and flu virus.
Q1 :How does HIV affect people’s health? HIV virus weakens a person’s immune system, and eventually it damages the immune system so much that the body can no longer fight against disease.
Q2:What is the difference between AIDS and HIV ? HIV is a virus, while AIDS is the stage of the illness caused by HIV.
AIDS Incurable?! Incurable?! Q3. Is there a cure for AIDS and HIV at the moment ?
■ Medical studies show that the AIDS virus cannot be transmitted via the following routes: cups, glasses, toilet seats, swimming pools, mosquitoes, other insects. ■ So it’s safe to be friends with AIDS patients.
True or False : 1.It is dangerous to get close to a person with AIDS. 2.It is very likely that you will die if you become infected with HIV. 3.You can only get HIV from injecting drugs. 4.Evidence shows that men get AIDS more easily than women. 5.It could be dangerous to have sex without using a condom. 6.If blood or sexual fluids infected with HIV get into someone’s body that person could become infected too. 7.You should not hug a person with HIV/AIDS. 8.It is easy to tell when a person has HIV/AIDS. F T F F T T F F