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Human Immunodeficiency Virus is a particular virus only infecting human beings, weakens the immune system, and is a horrible virus with an estimate of 23.5 million people living with HIV within sub-Saharan Africa.
    Hiv is a virus the immune system can't clear. Once infected, you live for life with this virus. With the ability to hide for long periods of time in T-Cells and CD4 Cells, HIV invades them, stopping them from the power to fight infections. Antiretroviral therapy lowers the level of infection, however, no safe or effective cure for this infection currently exists. 
    While HIV is like many other common colds, during the stages of infection, fevers, mouth ulcers, headaches, genital ulcers, muscle aches, rashes, night sweats, chills, swollen lymph glands, sore throats, joint pain, and diarrhea become the highly seen symptoms to catching this awfully common virus. The horrible symptoms start after about a month or two of the virus entering the body.
    HIV creates a very large "footprint" on Africa, specifically the sub-Saharan region. According to a great survey taken, 36,000 women attending over 1,445 antenatal clinics across all provinces, 29.5% of pregnant women, in between the ages of 15 and 49, are living with HIV (2011). The highest record in the HIV infected population, KwaZulu-Natal is ranked highly. The highest HIV recorded rate of infected people is between the ages of 25 and 29. The average of infected women is between the ages of 30 and 34, however, the annual rate of deaths grew to 93% between the years of 1997 and 2006. Throughout the growing rates of infected humans and deaths, more women are infected than men, making it more likely for women to get HIV then men.
    The awful virus, HIV, is getting better due to technologies improving treatments. These treatments are then helping scientists create a cure, however, many deaths are occurring, creating a higher death rate worrying the surveys and estimates to Human Immunodeficiency Virus infected futures.