A man is suffering from AIDS

a}. he is not able to fight offf even minor infections.Why?

b}. Write any 2 ways in which he could have got this disease ?

a) AIDS is caused by a HIV virus.Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a retrovirus which infects human beings causing AIDS. AIDS is a disease in which the immune system of the individual gets affected and immunity is reduced. Lymphocytes present in the blood are destroyed by HIV. This makes the infected individuals more vulnerable to other fatal diseases and infections. Hence, infected person's body is not able to fight even minor infections like cold and minor infections can be fatal in this disease.    

b) He could have got this disease by
i) Sexual contact with an infected women
ii) By sharing drug needles with someone who is infected with HIV.

c) Treating the person with antibiotics wont help because AIDS is caused by a virus and antibiotics are not effective in kiling the virus as they kill only the bacteria.

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c}. Will the treatment by antibiotics help him in AIDS ? Justify your answer

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