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Does HIV cause AIDS?
Answer The overwhelming consensus of the scientific and medical community is that AIDS is caused by the HIV infection. HIV is a slow virus; so whilst m…ost people with untreated HIV will eventually go on to develop AIDS, a fortunate minority are such slow progressors that they will never actually develop any AIDS-defining illnesses.
The verdict of the Durban Declaration - signed by over 5,000 of the world's leading scientists, including eleven Nobel prizewinners - says:"The evidence that AIDS is caused by… HIV is clear-cut, exhaustive, unambiguous and meets the very highest standards of modern science". A very small group of people - some of whom purport to be scientists - repeatedly (and quite irresponsibly) question and deny the connection between HIV and AIDS - and therefore also the validity of current testing and treatment methods. Their arguments are baseless, rely entirely on pseudoscience and wholly ignore the overwhelming wealth of meticulous peer-reviewed scientific data in existence; which shows that acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) is the direct result of long-term damage to the immune system caused by infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). It is also interesting to note that the majority of these so-called 'AIDS dissidents' still continue to deny the very existence of HIV itself - long after it has become possible to isolate and suppress the virus - and that their beliefs are therefore as preposterous as those held by people who claim that HIV only affects homosexual men and drug users, or that intercourse with a virgin will cure AIDS. Almost without fail, the people who continue to make these ludicrous claims have an alternative extremist (religious, financial, moralistic, political or simply bigoted) agenda that is served by perpetuating the myths on which AIDS denialism are based. Whilst it is true that the AIDS dissidents can count a Nobel Prize winner amongst their ranks, it is also worth bearing in mind that this same Nobel Prize winner (in his own book, 'Dancing Naked in the Mind Field') openly boasts about his use of LSD and his belief in astrology and having survived an extraterrestrial encounter (with a glowing raccoon). It is also interesting to note that at least 19 prominent AIDS dissidents have died of AIDS-related complications after refusing treatment. Alternative AnswerThat "very small group of people who purport to be scientists" (as described above) includes at least one Nobel Prize winner, Kary Mullis, who discovered the technique that's used to measure viral load in AIDS patients. One of the most vocal of the above-described "baseless, preposterous, ludicrous, extremist, pseudoscience" people is Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology Peter Duesberg, winner of an Outstanding Investigator Grant from the National Institutes of Health before he published an article questioning the HIV/AIDS theory. Since that time he has been denied all grant money, though billions have been given to researchers who support the government's position. Dr. Duesberg's questioning of the HIV/AIDS theory is based on his contention that AIDS doesn't follow the pattern of an infectious disease, and that it consists of a particular set of diseases that are known to be caused by repeated exposure to toxic chemicals. He says that no theory is needed to explain AIDS, since the diseases linked to AIDS are known to be caused by specific toxins, and that the increases in the numbers of cases of those diseases correspond to immediately previous increases in exposure to those toxins. He also says that the nature of viruses is such that they can't cause the pattern of disease that has been called the AIDS epidemic. Anyone interested in examining the other side of the debate could visit Dr. Duesberg's web site at related link or read one of his books. His web site includes a PDF file called "$bn AIDS Quiz" that summarizes his case in just a few pages.
By gradually destroying a person's immune system. HIV causes aids by destroying the immune system. It leaves your body defenceless, you catch diseases easily and can die from …one illness or the other.
AIDS/HIV can either be transmitted through sexual contact, or through transmittance of blood. As in, sharing needles, or becoming blood brothers.
HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is transmitted by contact with infected body fluid (blood, semen, vaginal fluid or breast milk.) HIV uses cells associated with immune funct…ion to replicate, rendering the cells ineffective at fighting disease. HIV is the virus that causes a person to develop AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.) AIDS is a diagnosis that is given to an HIV+ person when their immune function has reached a critically low point. After prolonged infection with HIV, a person is notably less able to fight infections.
Yes, but it would take an ENORMOUS amount of saliva to transmit the virus. Like a few hundred gallons.
HIV (Human Immunde Deficiency Virus) is the virus that causes AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.) HIV is transmitted through contact with infected blood, semen, vagina…l fluid and breast milk. AIDS is caused by HIV attacking cells associated with immune function.
Yes, the Human Imunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is the cause of Acquired Imunodeficiency Syndrome
HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is the virus that causes AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome). HIV is transmitted through contact with infected blood, semen, vaginal …fluid and breast milk. These fluids are most commonly transmitted during unprotected sexual contact or by sharing of injection drug using supplies.
The HIV virus is a virus that attacks someone's immune system, more specifically, the T-cell. AIDS stands for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, or the acquisition of a weak…ened immune system. By destroying your T-cells, HIV causes AIDS.
HIV infection is caused by coming in contact with infected body fluids (blood, semen, vaginal fluid or breast milk.) HIV is the virus that causes a person to develop AIDS. A…IDS is a diagnosis given to HIV+ patients when their immune system reaches a certain level of deficiency.
sexual activity and blood contact w/ someone that has it may cause it
AIDS is mostly caused by HIV, but not always.
Cocaine does not cause AIDS or HIV.
Shut up. first u have to prove me that hiv itself causes aids. Actually u need to isolate the hiv virus first. The day they do one of those to things ill answer ur stupid ques…tion. Another Answer: Diet does not cause HIV and AIDS. HIV is a virus that infects T4 cells and a few others in the human body. AIDS is a syndrome resulting from a weakened immune system. Without the working immune system, the body loses the ability to fight infection and cancer.