TeachAIDS has been universally feted for producing HIV/AIDS material that bypass the stigma of the disease and sex and provide life-saving tips. It has proved to be one of the most anti-HIV teaching aids and was adopted by the National AIDS Control Organisation as well. In this video, Bollywood actors Shabana Azmi and Shruti Hasan lend their voices to a TeachAIDS video that explains everything about HIV-AIDS. Starting from how the immune system works, how the virus attacks the immune system, how HIV develops into AIDS, how the virus can or can t spread from person to person, symptoms and basically everything else associated with the disease.
What is HIV/AIDS?
HIV/AIDS is a disease that affects the human immune system. AIDS is the final stage of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection. If an HIV positive person is left untreated, his/her condition deteriorates into full-blown AIDS where the immune system stops working. Thus the immune system is unable to protect the person from diseases or infections. The virus can be transmitted from an HIV positive person through the exchange of body fluids. This can happen through sexual contact, blood transfusion, needles or from a mother to child during pregnancy. Though there is no cure yet, antiretroviral treatment has proven to be very effective.
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Published: September 24, 2014 1:34 pm | Updated:September 24, 2014 4:43 pm