Thank you dragonrider.
Well i suppose i should start by explaining what AIDS is.
AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) is a medical condition caused by a virus called HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). The HIV virus attacks
the immune system, the body's "security force" that fights off infections like the flu and chickenpox. When the immune system breaks down, you lose
this protection and can develop many serious, often deadly infections and cancers. These are called "opportunistic infections (OIs)" because they
take advantage of the body's weakened defenses. You have heard it said that someone "died of AIDS." However... this is not entirely accurate, since
it is the opportunistic infections that cause death. AIDS is the condition that lets the OIs take hold.
And so now we ask...What is HIV?
HIV is a virus, like the flu or cold. A virus is really nothing but a set of instructions for making new viruses, wrapped up in some fat, protein and
sugar. Without living cells, a virus can't do anything – it's like a brain with no body. In order to make more viruses (and to do all of the other
nasty things that viruses do), a virus has to infect a cell. HIV mostly infects T-cells, also known as CD4+ cells, or T-helper cells. These cells are
white blood cells that turn the immune system on to fight disease. Once inside the cell, HIV starts producing millions of little viruses, which
eventually kill the cell and then go out to infect other cells. All of the drugs marketed to treat HIV work by interfering with this process.
Its really not that complicated, AIDS is an immune deficiency caused by a virus, almost like feeling weak after the flu, but this creates an open door
to lots of terrible virii and infections which will eventually kill you.
This is a natural process, there are viruses out there than can overpower us completely, this one overpowers us but doesnt kill us, it only subjects
us to infections from other things. If this was a biological weapon it would be an intensely sloppy one, its very easy to protect against with the use
of condoms and numerous other ways.
This isnt some kind of genetically engineered killing machine it is slow and weak and can only be transmitted in a very limited way.
There is no logic in creating a biological weapon such as AIDS, only human complacency lets it be transmitted and it can also be treated successfully
if you stick to the medical regimen.
Over to you realflight.