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|AIDS stands for||Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome|
|How many people are currently infected with AIDS||over 40 million (over 20 million have died)|
|How did AIDS become?||A zoonosis originating from African Chimps (probably spread to humans during the butchering process)|
|AIDS in humans was identified in what year?||1981 (but probably existed since the 50's)|
|Who located the HIV-1 Virus||Dr. Luc Montagne|
|HIV stands for||Human Immunodeficiency Virus|
|HIV is transmitted in humans by...||Body fluid exchange during sex, Contaminated blood used for transfusions, Contaminated needles used by intravenous drug users, Perinatal Transmission|
|What cells does HIV target?||CD4 T-Cells|
|How does HIV-1 infection kill the CD-4 cells?||Kills the CD-4 subgroup of Helper T-lymphocytes|
|Late stages of HIV-1 infection||CD4 T-cells get very low, Immune System function is compromised, Patient dies to a number of opportunistic type infections and cancers|
|HIV-1 virus||A retrovirus with RNA genome, Has enzyme reversed transcriptase in its virus particle|
|HIV tests||ELISA tests, Lateral flow assays both test for anti-HIV antibodies, Western Blot tests, PCR-based test for viral nucleic acids|
|AIDS treatment||Drug therapy (involves several types of drugs)|
|HAART||A "cocktail" of drugs for AIDS patients, Reduces chance of drug resistance|