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The Stigma Attached to HIV and AIDS - Stigma and seroconversion are a few familiar words that come to mind when dealing with HIV/AIDS. These are a few processes that people go through when they are indentified as being HIV positive. This is when their life on whole comes into contrast. This is so because people often take things like sex for granted and it is because of this some can’t live a healthy lifestyle. Just imagine finding out that you are positive. How will society accept you. What about the stigmatization that one goes through....   [tags: HIV, AIDS]
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HIV in South Africa - A country once in denial now has it’s South African political leaders addressing the disease that is slowing killing their population The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) which evolves into acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is affecting South Africa socially as well as economically. This disease is also leaving over a million and a half children orphaned. Most of these children are not only orphaned but living with the virus as well. Brief History of HIV/AIDS and Government Involvement in South Africa The Centers for disease control (CDC) has declared AIDS a global pandemic....   [tags: HIV in Africa] 1760 words
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The Announcement: Magic Johnson and HIV - The documentary The Announcement was mostly about the era in which Magic Johnson lived and explained how HIV victims were perceived at the time (2012). America had a "plague" scare about AIDS in the 1980s when all this broke out which really a great deal to make people reflect on their "free-wheeling" sexual ways and social interactions and relationships. Today in 2014, people are still advised to talk openly with potential sexual partners and even get tested before having sex because AIDS is still very much alive and well in the world and in America....   [tags: aids, hiv patients, victims]
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Mandatory HIV Testing is Wrong - TABLE OF CONTENTS S No Topic Page No 1 Introduction 3 2 Mandatory HIV testing among Pregnant women 4 3 Pros of Mandatory HIV testing for pregnant women 5-6 4 Arguments against Mandatory testing for pregnant women 7 5 Arguments against Mandatory Premarital HIV Testing 8-9 6 Proponents of Mandatory Premarital HIV Testing 10 7 Conclusions 10-11 8 Recommendations 12 9. References 12-13 Introduction There are different kinds of HIV testing: voluntary testing, where the person tested makes the decision; mandatory testing, where you are tested whether or not you want to be tested; and routine testing, where, if you got some blood drawn for some other reason, an ex...   [tags: Pro Con HIV Testing ]
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HIV Among African Americans - ... population, they account for 44% of HIV infection cases in 2010.(insert page number) . African Americans HIV and Aids -related rates more than any other racial/ethnic group in the U.S. These epidemiological data focus point a critical need to develop an effective awareness LET EVRYEONE KNOE , reduction(getting treatment for those infected), prevention USING CONDOMS strategy to this race. According to The Henry J. Kaiser Family foundation, HIV was the 4th leading cause of death for both Black men and Black women, ages 25-44, in 2009, African Americans are less likely to talk to their children about diseases from the lack of knowledge, and the fear of sexual activites that are able to...   [tags: HIV, disease control and prevention]
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Issues of HIV and Pregnancy - Human Immunodeficiency Virus, or HIV, is a virus that destroys the immune system of a person. This virus is highly contagious and can be transmitted in many ways including: vaginal, oral, and anal sex, sharing needles, coming into contact with infected bodily fluids, and also through pregnancy, which is known as mother to child transmission. In the United States, there are about 1.1 million people with HIV and every year there are 540,000 new infections. It is important to note that of those new infections, 25% of them are in women....   [tags: virus transmission, HIV, CD4 cell]
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Nano-microbicides are the Solution to the HIV Pandemic - HIV spreads at alarming rates in developing countries, especially in resource pour settings and therefore the availability of microbicides would greatly empower women to protect themselves, as well as their partners against infection. The use of microbicides by women can easily be controlled and does not need the cooperation, consent or knowledge of their partners (DU TOIT et. al., 2009). The lack of effective vaccines against pathogens has stimulated the interest in the development of a topical microbicide....   [tags: HIV Pandemic Research Paper]
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HIV Infections in African American Males - HIV infections in African American Males have been a national growing problem since the early 1990’s. According to CDC, in the United States, there are more than 1 million people living with HIV. 48 percent are afro American males between the ages 13-44(CDC, 2007). It is estimated that around 1 million people in the United States will be diagnose with HIV in the up coming year with the lifetime risk of becoming infected is 1 in 16 for black males (CDC,2007). However, there is growing concern about the disproportionate increase of HIV among adolescent African American males ages 13-19....   [tags: STD, HIV, AIDS] 1443 words
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Combating HIV/AIDS in Developing Nations - Combating HIV/AIDS in Developing Nations During the course of the past three decades, the increasing role of globalization has illuminated numerous issues that were once considered to be merely regional. All over the world our economic, social and political issues have become increasingly interdependent. One of the many pivotal challenges facing the global community is halting and reducing the spread of HIV/AIDS. According to the 2011 United Nation Resolution on HIV/AIDS approximately 30 million people all over the world are living with HIV and “…over 7,000 new…” reported “…HIV infections occur every day…” Although globalization is often viewed negatively, we as a global community can util...   [tags: globalization, spread of hiv, history]
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HIV/AIDS Awareness and Prevention Program - According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) (2013), research has shown that many young people between the ages of 13-29 are not concerned about becoming infected with HIV/AIDS and many of them do not know their HIV status. The CDC (2013) found that 39% of all new HIV infections affected young people between the ages of 13-29. Contraceptive Technology Update (2013) found that studies have shown that the greater the number of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) contracted during the teenaged years, the greater the risk of acquiring HIV....   [tags: hiv status, sti's, aids awareness]
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Should People Adopt Foreign Children with HIV? - When contemplating adoption, families begin to ask themselves a great deal of questions. Determining options including gender and age can generate a great impact on your adoption decision. A primary component of the adoption choice is whether you are adopting domestically or internationally. When families look into international adoption multiple risks begin popping into your mind. Will I ruin the child by taking them away from their home country. Is it too expensive to adopt internationally. Is my orphan child HIV positive....   [tags: gender, age, hiv transmission]
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Developing a Health Advocacy Campaign for HIV Stigma Reduction - My preparation for this assignment began with a review of the Healthy People initiative that was developed by the Department of Health and Human Services. There are many ongoing health issues that our healthcare system is currently dealing with. The Healthy People initiative is a set of goals and objectives designed to guide national health promotion and disease prevention to improve the health of all people in the United States (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2010). The population health issue I’ve chosen for my policy developing campaign is HIV stigma reduction....   [tags: HIV Stigma Reduction]
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HIV and AIDS - HIV and AIDS The AIDS and HIV virus is a very dangerous disease that sees no race, no color, no gender, no economic background and not even a specific age group. It can affect anyone, at any time if they put themselves in a situation where they could be at risk. AIDS stands for what is called acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. The virus causes the body's immune system to break down and become useless in fighting illness and bacteria. Even a common cold could lead to the death of a person affected with the AIDS virus....   [tags: HIV and AIDS] 692 words
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HIV and AIDS - The Effects of HIV Mutations on the Immune System is deadly. HIV is the virus that causes AIDS. HIV is classified as a RNA Retrovirus. A retrovirus uses RNA templates to produce DNA. For example, within the core of HIV is a double molecule of ribonucleic acid, RNA. When the virus invades a cell, this genetic material is replicated in the form of DNA. But, in order to do so, HIV must first be able to produce a particular Enzyme that can construct a DNA molecule using an RNA template. This enzyme, Called RNA-directed DNA polymerase, is also referred to as reverse Transcriptase because it reverses the normal cellular process of Transcription....   [tags: HIV and AIDS] 1693 words
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Are HIV/AIDS Carriers Suffering from Discrimination? - Are people with HIV/AIDS suffering from Discrimination. HIV/AIDS is thriving now more so than ever. In fact, the World Health Organization reported that "34 million people around the world had HIV in 2010" (Eunice Shriver). Individuals with HIV can be judged by the society in many ways; they’re often rejected by others from various activities, because most people are misguided by the views of HIV. Though society has grown accustomed to the idea that many people are suffering from HIV/AIDS, many are still ignorant to the facts which leads to discrimination against the brave people battling the serious symptoms of the virus....   [tags: ignorance, lack of knowledge about HIV]
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HIV/AIDS in the U.S.A. - HIV/AIDS in the U.S.A. Human Immunodeficency Virus (HIV), virus of the retrovirus family, the agent that causes Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). A person infected with HIV gradually loses immune function and becomes vulnerable to numerous infractions that can lead to AIDS. The virus was discovered in association with AIDS by three separate teams of researchers: first in 1983 by Luc Montagnier and scientists at the Pasteur Institute in Paris, and then in 1984 by Robert Gallo and his colleagues at the National Cancer Institute, on the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, and by Jay Levy and his colleagues at the University of California at San Francisco....   [tags: HIV and AIDS] 1778 words
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HIV Prevention in Africa - HIV prevention in Africa A continuing rise in the number of HIV infected people is not inevitable. There is growing evidence that prevention efforts can be effective, and this includes initiatives in some of the most heavily affected countries. One new study in Zambia has shown success in prevention efforts. The study reported that urban men and women are less sexually active, that fewer had multiple partners and that condoms were used more consistently. This is in line with findings that HIV prevalence has declined significantly among 15-29 year-old urban women (down to 24.1% in 1999 from 28.3% in 1996)....   [tags: HIV in Africa] 800 words
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HIV and AIDS - In 1981, the first cases of severe immune system deterioration were recognized developed unusual infections. The new disease was later named "AIDS". At that time, no one knew what was causing the disease. Since then, science has shown that the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is the cause of AIDS. As HIV infection progresses, it weakens a person's ability to fight off diseases. By attacking the immune system, the virus leaves people more susceptible to other diseases. When a person with HIV contracts one of several additional diseases, or when a person's immune system shows serious deterioration, that person is classified as having AIDS....   [tags: STD, HIV, AIDS] 1276 words
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HIV and AIDS - HIV/AIDS INTRODUCTION At the beginning of the 20th Century it was believed by many, including the United States Patent Office, that there was nothing else to invent. Now, 100 years later at the beginning of the new millenium the ancient Egyptian philosopher is more relevant, "there is nothing new under the Sun". While HIV/AIDS may be a new disease, there is nothing new about a novel epidemic, which can potentially or actually decimate a population. In the late middle ages, the Black, now known as the Bubonic Plague, swept through Europe killing virtually half the population....   [tags: STD, HIV, AIDS] 3478 words
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HIV and Aids in Sub Saharan Africa - HIV and Aids in Sub Saharan Africa Introduction Sub Saharan Africa has a very serious HIV / AIDS epidemic with millions of its people living with the disease. It has now become a human tragedy in many areas of the world, but most affected is sub Saharan Africa. It is no coincidence that the countries suffering most with HIV / AIDS are also the poorest. HIV / AIDS is now considered to be the single most important impediment to social progress to many countries in Africa .This report will analyse the current situation using up to date sources from articles, books and the World Wide Web....   [tags: HIV in Africa] 982 words
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HIV / AIDS among Kenyan Youth - In 2001, Sub-Saharan Africa recorded the highest number of deaths from HIV/AIDS, with 29.4 million people living with AIDS; 10 million young people and 3 million children. Among these, 12.2 million were women and 10.1 million men. In 2002, 3.5 million new infections were reported. From this backdrop, Kenyans were interviewed on their perceptions of sex and condom use within heterosexual relationships revealing that denial and silence played a major role in the escalation of the pandemic while gender differences, culture and power were perceived as negatively impacting negotiation of sex and condom use within Kenyan communities....   [tags: HIV in Africa]
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The HIV & AIDS Virus - Citations AIDS.org - news, treatment information, and other resources. www.aids.org/ HIV and AIDS Activities - information from the FDA Office of Special Health Issues. www.fda.gov/oashi/aids/hiv.html Specialized Information Services Home Page - US National Library ... - ... Library of Medicine (NLM) is responsible for information resources and services in toxicology, environmental health, chemistry, HIV/AIDS, and specialized ... www.sis.nlm.nih.gov CDC-NCHSTP-Divisions of HIV/AIDS Prevention (DHAP) Home Page - ......   [tags: HIV, AIDS, Health] 2999 words
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Needle-Exchange Programs and The Fight against HIV/AIDS - This paper will be concerned with the issue of having needle-exchange programs (NEPs) in the United States, for the purpose of encouraging injection drug users (IDUs) to engage in safer practices. Specifically, this paper will address the question of whether or not such programs are a desirable policy for reducing the spread of HIV/AIDS. This topic was chosen because it is evident that something needs to be done to stop the spread of AIDS, a problem that has reached epidemic proportions in nations around the world....   [tags: Injection Drug Users, Prevention, AIDS, HIV]
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HIV/AIDS in Prisons and Jails - In addressing the prevention of the spread of the HIV virus in prisons, we have seen a rush to develop and implement prevention measures. Much attention has centered on such controversial issues as compulsory or voluntary blood testing, isolation versus integration of HIV infected inmates into the prison mainstreams, provision of condoms and disposable needles, and effective educational measures for specific groups within the prison.      Unfortunately, this rush to develop and implement preventive measures has resulted in a degree of polarization which has hindered progress towards implementation of effective prevention measures....   [tags: STD, HIV, AIDS] 443 words
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HIV/AIDS Prevention Among Adolescents in South Africa - Policy Brief: HIV/AIDS Prevention Among Adolescents in South Africa Heterosexual intercourse among adolescents is the primary method of HIV transmission in South Africa, with the majority of new infections occurring in the 21 – 25 year age group. An HIV-prevention campaign promoting abstinence among young people would seem to be an effective barrier to further infections. However, a policy promoting abstinence approaches the problem only superficially, and would not take into account all of the factors driving adolescents to engage in sexual relations, specifically unprotected sex, in the first place....   [tags: HIV in Africa] 1169 words
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HIV and AIDS - We are Close to a Cure - HIV and AIDS - We are Close to a Cure AIDS is a major disease that has threatened the world's population but many scientists believe that a cure is in sight. These scientists say they have developed a vaccine that will cure a dying AIDS patient. They also believe that have created a vaccine that will prevent a person from contracting the virus. AIDS stands for Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. Acquired stands for that the disease is not hereditary but develops after birth from contact with a disease causing agent in this case, HIV....   [tags: STD, HIV, AIDS]
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The United States Government and HIV/AIDS - AIDS is a disease that has effected and is still affecting the country in many detrimental ways. When first discovered in the country of Africa, the seriousness was unheard of. As the AIDS virus reached the United States, the devastating effects became more obvious. This was the point when the United States government felt that something should be done about the HIV/AIDS virus. According to the Office of AIDS research, AIDS, or Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome is a serious illness that originates as HIV....   [tags: HIV/AIDS Essays] 1043 words
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The Cause and Effect of HIV in Africa - The Cause and Effect of HIV in Africa The ubiquitous acronym HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. It is a virus that gradually weakens the immune system until the body cannot fight off common infinitesimal infections such as pneumonia, diarrhea, the “flu”, and other illnesses. All of which can be part of the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, the final stage of HIV that usually develops between 2 to 10 years after the infection. This infection is frequently transmitted through unprotected intercourse with someone who has already been affected with HIV and is an increasing problem in Africa....   [tags: Biology Medical Biomedical Disease HIV AIDS]
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HIV Therapy - HIV Therapy When the FDA approved the Pill for marketing in 1960, it changed America forever. The pill was released without adequate testing. Within two years, 1.2 Americans were using it and by 1973 that number had risen to 10 million. In 1969 the book "The Doctors Case against the Pill" by Barbara Seaman showed people the dangers. By the end of the 70's, the FDA required physicians and pharmacists to hand out sheets on possible negative effect and complications (Kalb 20-36). The pills contain two hormones, estrogen and progestin....   [tags: HIV and AIDS] 612 words
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HIV and AIDS: How Has It Developed? - How Has It Developed. Only within the last two decades have HIV and AIDS become largely visible in the United States and across the globe. It may appear that there is virtually a void in legislation dealing with HIV and AIDS because of the relatively recent increase in public awareness. Perhaps, though, this lack of legislation should not be surprising considering the fact that almost no other specific illnesses are the target of direct legislation. The rights of patients are often the topic of new laws; however, exact diseases or disorders are not usually expounded upon in these broader forms of legislation....   [tags: HIV AIDS Diseases Health Essays]
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HIV - HIV People who inherit only one copy of a mutated gene that has an effect on HIV's ability to enter CD4 T-helper cells appear to be substantially less likely to become infected with the virus, according to a new report by researchers at New York University School of Medicine in New York City and collaborators at other institutions. Such a protective effect, if proven, falls far short of completely safeguarding individuals who carry a single copy of the gene mutation from the risk of HIV infection....   [tags: HIV and AIDS] 420 words
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HIV - HIV Like the majority of the American population I have lived in a cloud of ignorance about the HIV and AIDS crisis. I have never know anyone close to me that has been infected with either of the two viruses. So when the option to research something to do with sexuality arouse I felt this would definitely further my education about a lethal killer that is roaming this earth. Since I knew next to nothing about this topic I will start from the begging of the disease and discuss where it's at now....   [tags: HIV and AIDS] 1857 words
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HIV Treatments and Reducing Drug Resistance - HIV Treatments and Reducing Drug Resistance Abstract HIV is a retrovirus that will constantly attack human’s immune system once an individual is infected and will eventually develop to AIDS, often a deadly sexually transmitted disease. Currently, there are different kinds of antiretroviral treatments available for patients who are tested to be HIV positive as well as patients with AIDS. HIV can easily develop resistance to its treatment through mutation each generation, which leads to ineffectiveness in treatment....   [tags: Biology Medical Biomedical Disease HIV AIDS]
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HIV Speech - HIV Speech It kills over 300,000 people a year. It can affect anyone regardless of your race, sex, or age. It cannot be seen, treated, readily detected or destroyed. It is capable of destroying millions of people without wars or violence. This thing is AIDS caused by the virus HIV-1. What would you do if you found out tomorrow you had AIDS. How would you react if a family member contracted the disease and was diagnosed with one to three years left to live. The HIV virus that causes AIDS began to affect the nation many years ago and was first discovered and documented by the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta, Georgia in 1979....   [tags: HIV, AIDS, Health] 733 words
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HIV Spread - Life-Threatening Interactions between Hiv-1 Protease Inhibitors and MDMA and -Hydroxybutrate (GHB) Introduction Purpose The goal of this assignment, is to read the health journal and with an unbiased appraisal, decide whether the information is conclusive enough based on solely the information given to possibly change one's health practices. Why Topic Selected In today’s college society, with the ever-growing number of sexually active students, HIV is quickly spreading....   [tags: STD, HIV, AIDS] 885 words
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HIV - HIV Many eyebrows raised late in 1979, when the then unkown HIV virus raised its ugly head. The first two cases of the rare cancer, Karposis Sarcoma was diagnosed in two homosexual men in N>Y>C. About the same time in Los Angeles, several cases of the rare infection, Pneumocytis cariini pneumonia were being treated. Incidences of these strange diseases and infections were sky-rocketting around the country. The disease was effecting mostly young gay men in their 30's. There was no official name for the syndrome, but it was referred to by various names, GRID (gay related inmmune disease), Gay Cancer, and, "Community Acquired Syndrome"....   [tags: STD, HIV, AIDS] 1024 words
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HIV/AIDS Awareness - HIV/AIDS Awareness How would you feel if you saw a four-year-old girl have to watch her mother die a slow painful death from AIDS. Well this is what millions of children face everyday living in Africa. Do you ever stop and think about how lucky you are to live a happy and healthy life or do you just take it for granted. An estimated 25 million adults and children are living with HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa, and AIDS has orphaned an estimated twelve million children. HIV/AIDS is one of the biggest challenges the world faces today....   [tags: HIV and AIDS] 925 words
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The Controversy Over HIV/AIDS Disclosure Law - Abstract Forty million people worldwide are infected with the HIV virus. About six percent of them will not inform their intimate partners about their health condition. Many efforts that have been made over the past decade towards establishing a HIV/AIDS law, have finally paid off. The act of disclosing the virus was written in 1990. It caused quite a stir among the citizens of the United States. Many people concluded that there were holes in the disclosure law concerning HIV/AIDS because it lacked complete thought....   [tags: Biology Medical Biomedical Disease HIV AIDS]
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HIV/AIDS Research - HIV/AIDS Research Every part of African society from teachers to soldiers is under attack from Aids with over 30% of the adult population infected in some countries, the United Nations says in a new report. 80% of the world's deaths from AIDS occur in Africa, which at current rate is estimated to be 34 million people to have been infected with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa, since the start of the pandemic and 11.4 million are estimated to have died. This epidemic is creating instability in an already fragile African economy....   [tags: HIV, AIDS, Health] 426 words
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The History of HIV - There are many inequities in this global world; should there be such gross inequities in the health of people around the world. We hear words like health gap, health care inequality and sustainability. What can be done to eliminate the health gap, health care inequities and maintain sustainability. The World Health Organization (WHO) and other organizations, private and public are working towards eliminating these disparities. Healthy People 2020 are one such goal that has achieved considerable progress in attaining sustainability in the pursuit of global health goals (Gostin et al., 2013)....   [tags: discovery, prevention, treatment]
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The Effects of HIV - The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated that by the end of 2008, there were 490,696 people living with an AIDS diagnoses in the United States, around 38,000 more than 2006 and the numbers continue to rise. Since 2000, the annual number of new AIDS diagnoses has remained relatively constant, with an estimated 34,993 in 2009. In total, an estimated 1,142,714 people are living with a diagnosis of AIDS in America since the beginning of this tragic epidemic. Studied show in 2009 African Americans made up an estimated fifty percent of new HIV diagnoses, whites twenty-seven percent, and Hispanics/Latinos nineteen percent....   [tags: child transmission, blood, infection]
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Overview of HIV - ... HIV can also be transmitted through the use of contaminated needles used for injections. Pregnant women most often must be tested for HIV so they do not transmit the virus the their children. If a woman tests positive for HIV, then she is encouraged to take anti-retroviral drugs and/or delivering a child through caesarean section, or c-section. The HIV virus is only found in humans and cannot be found in any other organisms. Symptoms of HIV can vary in different individuals and in different areas....   [tags: Disease, Cells, AIDS] 540 words
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Pathogens and HIV - This assignment will give an outline of pathogens and the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) also the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). How HIV is spread and where the virus comes from. The assignment will also look into who discovered HIV and also when it was discovered and which was found first between HIV and AIDS also if HIV and AIDS are somewhat related. Also give a brief description what a pathogen is, also what types of pathogens there are, and look into the human immune system and discuss CD4, T cells and B cells and what these cells do for the body....   [tags: Health]
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HIV and Christianity - Introduction In 1981 Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome(AIDS) was first identified as new disease.1,18 Human immunodeficiency virus(HIV) was later found to be the cause of AIDS1. TSince first identified over 60 million people have been infected and 25 million have died globaly18. The HIV virus is transmitted from an infected person to another through blood (including menstrual blood), semen, vaginal secretions, and breast milk.1 It is estimated that 33.2% of the world's population is Christian18Christianity is a religion that originated long before the onset of AIDs and involves Christians whose belief is centered on Jesus Christ....   [tags: social issues, AIDS]
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AIDS and HIV - HIV, or the Human Immunodeficiency Virus, is a virus which damages and kills cells of the immune system. It attacks the T-cells, key cells of the immune system, and uses them to make copies of itself. After being infected with the virus it progressively interferes and eventually destroys the immune system's ability to fight the anti-genes. HIV may develop into the syndrome AIDS, the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. HIV is an STD - a sexually transmitted disease - and therefore most commonly it is spread through sexual contact, and the virus mainly enters the body through the penis, mouth, lining of the vagina or vulva during sexual activity....   [tags: health, inmune system]
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HIV/AIDS - HIV/AIDS No one can be certain about how or when the AIDS virus emerged. The closest related disease would be a simian immunodeficiency virus. This is where the suggestion arose that this disease was first contracted from a primate. It has also been thought that this once primate-only disease had evolved and somehow became transmitted to people. On June 5, 1981, the first report of AIDS hit the United States. The people weren't quite sure of what they were dealing with, so mistakenly, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention released an article concerning a strange outbreak of pneumonia within the male homosexual community....   [tags: HIV and AIDS] 874 words
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Aids and HIV - Aids and HIV HIV and Aids are sexually transmitted diseases. HIV and Aids can be transmitted several different ways. Some of those ways include sexual intercourse, sharing needles, and bodily fluids. You cannot get Aids or HIV from insect bites, donating blood or casual contact. Aids and HIV were thought to have come from monkeys.HIV can turn into Aids if you don’t know you have it.HIV takes about ten years to turn into AIDS. That is why it is important to get tested for the disease. HIV is what causes AIDS....   [tags: disease, medical, medicine] 555 words
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HIV and AIDS - Desire to have sex is the result of epidemic widespread of infectious diseases such as HIV and AIDS across the globe. The urge to satisfy sexual desires and lust are the core cause for the transmission of HIV/AIDS from one gender to another. In the case of Mexico, men are mostly to blame for the transmission of infectious disease because of their homosexual activities during their work time in the United States. The argument of this book review revolves around the uncontrollable sexual desires of men, and the lack of available reproductive health institution and care for men are in close relation to the spreading of diseases such as HIV and AIDS The book “Fixing Men: Sex, Birth Control and A...   [tags: disease, sexual desire, men, reproductive health]
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HIV/AIDS - With reference to one animal or human disease, explain why its economic consequences can vary spatially. Introduction There are many diseases, which produce economic consequences and which can vary in their effect depending on location. Some are Tuberculosis (TB), Malaria, Ebola Virus and AIDs. Throughout this report I am going to focus on the AIDs virus. HIV is the Human immunodeficiency virus, and AIDs is the Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, which it causes. HIV is a slow retrovirus, which means that not only does it take months to show any symptoms and years to develop fully....   [tags: HIV, AIDS, Health] 1969 words
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The Canadian HIV Vaccine Initiative - THE CANADIAN HIV VACCINE INITIATIVE Description- The Canadian HIV Vaccine Initiative is a Canada based body, which works for the progress of HIV vaccines and testing method, at a global level. Though this organization was established by the Ministry of Canada, it involves enough cooperation and interactivity from other international organizations too. ________________________________________________________________________ Keywords- Canadian HIV Vaccine Initiative, Canadian HIV Vaccine Initiatives, CHVI, Canadian Ministry HIV Vaccine Initiative, Initiatives by Canada towards AIDS, Canada Ministry’s initiatives for AIDS, HIV in Canada, Canada fighting HIV, Goals of the Canadian HIV Vaccine I...   [tags: Health Care] 736 words
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HIV: Its Symptoms and Mechanisms - HIV: Its Symptoms and Mechanisms Jessica woke up in the morning, feeling extremely exhausted and tired (“Early Signs and Symptoms”). She found out that she woke up later than she expected and rushed out of the house to work. That wasn’t the only morning that she had felt that way-- she had felt muscle fatigue and headaches for weeks now (“Signs and Symptoms”). Before, Jessica had gotten a cold, but it was probably the “worst flu” that she had ever experienced (“Signs and Symptoms”). She had a severe fever and always coughed from a sore throat (“Signs and Symptoms”)....   [tags: rna enzymes, exposure] 534 words
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HIV and the Condition of AIDS - Introduction HIV has been a major global issue for over 100 years. It is estimated that 1.6 million people died as a result of this virus in 2012 (“Fact sheet”, 2012). Due to statistics such as the one I just cited, I decided to write this review essay on HIV and the condition of AIDS. As an up and coming scientist, I feel it is imperative that we strive to grow in our understanding of diseases, such as AIDS, so that we can do our part in slowing its spread; also, so that more individuals may be inspired to devote their life’s work to producing a cure....   [tags: health, diseases, prevention]
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Description and Contraction of HIV - Description of HIV The outermost part of HIV is a spherical viral lipid envelope taken from a human cell when a newly formed virus buds from a host cell. The most important of the membrane proteins are three docking glycoprotein 120 (gp120) all attached to the virus membrane via the transmembrane glycoprotein 41 (gp41); there are roughly 72 membrane gp120-gp41 ligands in the membrane. Within the viral envelope is a matrix formed from HIV protein 17. Within the matrix is a bullet-shaped capsid made of the viral protein 24....   [tags: virus, enzymes, transmission] 1641 words
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HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infections - Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) are generally transmitted through sexual contact, during unprotected sexual intercourse, some are also transmitted from mother to child during antenatal, intranatal and postnatal period and through unsafe blood, blood products, donated organs or tissues and contaminated needles, their consequences are more devastating and prevalent among women than men.1 STIs are currently a huge burden of disease and adversely effect the reproductive health of people....   [tags: sexual contact, sex workers] 747 words
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HIV or Human Immunodeficiency Virus - HIV or Human Immunodeficiency Virus is a virus that damages the human immune system and leaves HIV-positive people susceptible to many opportunistic infections and cancers. HIV leads to AIDS or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. HIV/AIDS has no cure or preventative vaccine but there are many affective treatments that allow HIV-positive people to lead long lives and preventative measures to protect others from HIV transmission. HIV is believed to be originated in other primates in the Twentieth Century....   [tags: infection, treatment, acute infection]
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HIV and AIDS in the Economy - Scientists and researchers across the globe have been puzzled ever since AIDS and HIV first made their appearance in the 1980s. This epidemic has been the subject of many arguments and fierce debates throughout recent history, with everything from a promiscuous flight attendant to a suspect vaccine program being blamed. HIV, the Human Immunodeficiency Virus, is a virus that kills your body’s necessary ‘CD4 cells” (aka T-helper cells), which keep your body healthy and fight off anything that may be threatening to your life....   [tags: Disease]
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HIV and Indian Automobile Drivers - India has the population of 1.21 billion people - one sixth of the world's population, and is currently home to 6 million drivers and 2.27 million people living with HIV/AIDS (Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome).1-3 The automobile driver professionals were reported to be playing an important role in the transmission and acquisition of HIV, since the transport operators work lengthy hours away from his spouse which makes them vulnerable to HIV infection mainly owing to risky behaviour and unprotected sex.4 Although there is limited evidence on the direct association between transport personal and HIV infection, it is well-known that the HIV infection is indirectly...   [tags: Diseases/Disorders]
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HIV and AIDS: The Epidemic - HIV and AIDS have affected millions of people throughout the world. Since 1981, there have been 25 million deaths due to AIDS involving men, women, and children. Presently there are 40 million people living with HIV and AIDS around the world and two million die each year from AIDS related illnesses. The Center for Disease Control estimates that one-third of the one million Americans living with HIV are not aware that they have it. The earliest known case of HIV was in 1959. It was discovered in a blood sample from a man in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo....   [tags: Disease ]
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HIV Prevention for Indigent Communities - Imagine a world where an innocent child is given HIV due to mother to child transmission. Imagine a world where a father cannot play football on an autumn’s afternoon with his son because he constantly feels a lack of energy. Imagine a world where for months straight one has a reoccurring yeast infection. And lastly, imagine a world where one cannot remember one’s very own mother’s name due to short term memory loss. Unfortunately, there is no need to imagine for all of the above are actual possibilities when living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus....   [tags: Medical Research]
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The History of AIDS and HIV - In 1981, The CDC had made a report of cases pertaining to young gay men and a rare lung infection, pneumocystis carinii pneumonia. By June 5, 1981, two out of the five men infected by the disease had died. This is the first the AIDS epidemic is released. (Multiple) At this time, aids was a new disease, there is nothing new about a novel epidemic, which can actually decimate a population. By the time the report was released, within days doctors from all around the world reported similar cases. Shortly after, the CDC receives reports of cases of a rare form of cancer , Kaposi’s Sarcoma, among a group of gay men in New York and California....   [tags: recently discovered diseases and syndrome] 2765 words
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HDI and HIV AIDS Namibia - On the rest of the years (2010-2012) the situation is not different from the comparison established between 2005 and 2009. African countries having abysmal gap between them and the European countries. The European level of prevalence does not even reach the one percent while in the African countries, the HIV prevalence is rampant. It is important to note that the correlation calculation for these last three years has just kept increasing: 95% in 2010, 96% in 2011 and 98% for 2012. An utterly strong correlation between HDI and HIV....   [tags: pandemic, namibia africa]
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HIV Prevention for Indigent Communities - Imagine a world where an innocent child is given HIV due to mother to child transmission. Imagine a world where a father cannot play football on an autumn’s afternoon with his son because he constantly feels a lack of energy. Imagine a world where for months straight one has a reoccurring yeast infection. And lastly, imagine a world where one cannot remember one’s very own mother’s name due to short term memory loss. Unfortunately, there is no need to imagine for all of the above are actual possibilities when living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)....   [tags: Health Care, Rates]
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HIV - The HIV virus is a complex mix of various epidemics within several countries and regions of the world. It is unquestionably the most crucial public-health crisis of our time. Research has extended our understanding of how the virus reproduces, controls, and hides in a contaminated person. Even though our perception of pathogenesis and transmission of the virus has become more refined and prevention options have lengthened, a cure or protective vaccine remains intangible. In 1981, The New York Times published a detailed article about an outbreak of an unusual form of cancer among gay men in New York and California....   [tags: Health, Diseases, AIDS] 2217 words
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Life As An HIV/Aids Counselor - Becoming a Mental Health Counselor for a patient with HIV/Aids is a position of dignity that can be often skewed or unwarranted due to the negative realm our society has placed upon the diagnosis. The main function of the HIV/Aids counselor is to be supportive of his or her infected and affected clients, to listen to their problems and to empower them to solve their problems and better their lives. These abilities can come easy for some; harder for others. I, as an HIV/Aids counselor, will embrace my future clients that seek my services....   [tags: Counseling ]
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The HIV/AIDS Epidemic in China - China is known as a conservative country where homosexuality, drug use, and premarital sex are not acknowledged as common practices and are not considered problems. However, China is going through a period of rapid social transformation where these practices are becoming visible and being acknowledged by the Chinese. Recently, Chinese officials have recognized and admitted that the country is experiencing a widespread outbreak of HIV/AIDS. Previously, China adopted the position that there was little to no HIV/AIDS in the country, but now officials are admitting that they do in fact have a large population of citizens with HIV/AIDS....   [tags: Epidemics]
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The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) - Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) attacks the immune system that severely compromises a person’s ability to ward of infections and other diseases (1). When the virus has progressed to a stage where the body is no longer able to fight the infection, the individual will be diagnosed with Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS). Transmission occurs through the person to person contact, more specifically in cases where the virus is transmitted into the recipient’s bloodstream. Vertical transmission, or mother to child transmission, presents a unique route of infection where the mechanisms differ to horizontal transmission (all other forms of HIV transmission)....   [tags: antiretrovirals, replication, treatment]
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The Immune System: HIV/AIDS - HIV is a world pandemic that has caused the death of “30 million” (CDC – Statistics Overview – Statistics Center – HIV/AIDS, CDC) innocent lives. HIV is devastating virus that destroys people’s immune systems and leaves them vulnerable to other diseases. HIV is an acronym for Human Immunodeficiency Virus, which means that the virus is found only in humans and targets the immune system. The virus kills CD4 cells, cells in the immune system that fight off infections and diseases. HIV has been around since the “1950’s.” (AIDS, 6) About “34.2 million” (CDC – Statistics Overview – Statistics Center – HIV/AIDS, CDC) people are living with HIV today....   [tags: virus, pandemic]
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Nursing Case Study: HIV - HIV is the human immunodeficiency virus; this virus can lead to acquired immune deficiency syndrome, or AIDS. Accoring to Avert, 2.6 million people became infected with HIV in 2009, there are now an estimated 33.3 million people around the world who are living with HIV. HIV is transmitted by the exchange of bodily fluids via sharing contaminated syringes, from infected mother to the child, and sexual contact. Contact with blood, semen, vaginal secretions, breast milk, or saliva that is contaminated with HIV, puts an individual at higher risk for contracting HIV....   [tags: Nursing Case Study]
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HIV/Aids in the African Continent - HIV/AIDS, the latest, contemporary disease that is afflicting and devastating millions, about thirty-five million of the worlds population, a little less than one percent, of which seventy percent inhabits the cotenant of Africa, where a great many developing countries are found. As of the late nineties, researchers have concluded, taken from SIV infected chimpanzees samples, that developed because of a chimpanzee had slaughtered and consumed two other monkeys, infected with their own diseases, and a poacher had shot, cooked, and had eaten the gruesomely infected SIV chimpanzee, only to be infected with a new, severe disease, known as AIDS (Theguardian.com)....   [tags: infected chimpazees, sub-Saharan Africa]
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HIV and African Americans - The term Human Immunodeficiency Virus is commonly known as (HIV), which is a virus that attacks the immune system of humans by destroying the amount of CD4 cells in their bodies. Without CD4 the human body is unable to fight against diseases, which can lead to Acquired Immune deficiency syndrome known as AIDS for short. The first case of the HIV/AIDS virus in the U.S. occurred in the early 1980’s. The first spark of the virus was found in San Francisco with couple of homosexual Caucasian American males....   [tags: infection, youth, virus, AIDS, homosexuals, stigma]
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Stereotype Pushing: HIV and Homosexuality - HIV and AIDS are increasingly becoming a widespread problem among the many people who do not use protection. So, condom companies have started putting out more advertisements pushing the use of condoms. There are also more ads pushing for people to get tested. One problem: these ads often show a gay couple. This pushes the stereotype that being gay increases the chance that you will get HIV. These ads fully ignore the heterosexual population, which also pushes the second part of the stereotype: being heterosexual lessens your chance of getting HIV....   [tags: Marketing, argumentative, persuasive]
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Negative Impacts of HIV - The world is constantly fighting against diseases. More than 21 million people have already died due to AIDS throughout the duration of the pandemic (Kanabus et al., 2012). In 2001, three million people died from AIDS, making it the world’s 4th largest cause of death after heart disease, stroke, and acute lower respiratory infection (Inrig, 2012). The most severely impacted continent in the world is Africa with over %70 of the world’s 40 million people living with HIV or AIDS (Dixon et al., 2002)....   [tags: health, economics, education]
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Human Immunodefinciency Virus (HIV) - ... Well do not worry any more as we focus on information of HIV as well as the prevention of this disease and other STDs. “The most popular way to transfer the virus from one person to another is horizontal transmission, some example of this transmission are blood to blood transmission and sexual transmission. Another way to transmit the virus is through vertical transmission such as prenatal transmission is an example of vertical transmission. (“Transmission of HIV” Health Reference Center)” Untreated, HIV is almost universally fatal because it eventually overwhelms the immune system that can ultimately lead to AIDS....   [tags: torments, physical, mental, emotional] 1117 words
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HIV/AIDS Discrimination and Injustice - Since the first cases of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) in 1981, over 36 million people have died from the disease’s progression from HIV to Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS). According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, scientists generally accept that the HIV virus started in a specific type of chimpanzee in Western Africa. HIV weakens the patient’s immune system by “destroying important cells that fight disease and infection.” After HIV is acquired, progresses, and grows it turns into a much more lethal stage, AIDS....   [tags: health, Samaritan's Purse]
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A Closer Look at HIV - Most of us know about H.I.V, but not all of us fully understand all of the aspects of this disease. Not only are there physical aspects, but also physiological aspects. Human Immunodeficiency Virus, also known as H.I.V is a virus with a self-explanatory name, if we understand the meaning behind each word. Humans are the only ones affected with this particular virus. When a person becomes infected their immune system becomes impaired due to the fact that the virus destroys the T cells. These T cells help the body to fight disease....   [tags: sexual intercourse, sharing needles, birth]
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HIV/AIDS and Group Therapy - History of HIV/AIDS The first main cases started coming up around the early 1980s from those of homosexual males in New York and California. At the time, AIDS did not even have a name in the United States until later on after the cases were connected. The origin of HIV is believed to be a descendant of a similar disease that affected primates, or Simian Immunodeficiency Virus. This was discovered from a group of researchers at the University of Alabama in 1999 through a ten-year study of the virus....   [tags: Diseases/Disorders]
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The Origin of HIV/AIDS - ... During the first 2 weeks to a month after exposure to the HIV infection, most infected individuals with display symptoms of a severe flu. The symptoms include fever, swollen glands, sore throat, rash, muscle and joint aches and pains, fatigue, and headache. The early period of infection is known as the “acute retroviral syndrome” (Stages, 2013). Once the virus is out of the acute stage it enters into the latency stage where it continues to replicate but no symptoms are shown. As the infection progresses and the immune system becomes seriously damaged then the virus has now developed into AIDS....   [tags: blood, main transmission] 806 words
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HIV and your Immune System - Your immune system is used to fight bacteria and viruses and it helps to keep you healthy. Sometimes your immune system can develop lymph and immune system disorders. What happens is your immune system can become over active or it can become weak chancing your bodies response to bacteria and viruses. If you are born with an immunodeficiency disorder it is called primary immunodeficiency if you develop it later in life it is called acquired immunodeficiency (UOR Medical Center, 2014). When the immune system over reacts it will start to attack and produce antibodies, which results in damaging its own tissues....   [tags: lymp, immune system]
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The Stigma of HIV/AIDS - Erving Goffman, defined Stigma as “a dynamic process of devaluation that significantly discredits’ an individual in the eyes of others” (Sengupta, 2010, p. 1075). PLWHA are subject to stigmatization- that is, to the consequences of being designated as socially deviant (Sandelowski et al, 2009, p.274). In other words, stigma hinders individuals with HIV/AIDS; the stigma of HIV/AIDS is often associated with various groups such as African Americans, women, homosexuals, and intravenous drug users. In addition, people living with “HIV is stigmatized leading to severe social consequences related to their rights, health care services, freedom, self identity, and social interactions” (Mawar et al.,...   [tags: social interactions, deviant behaviors, health] 3013 words
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HIV and AIDS Epidemic - 1.1 INTRODUCTION There is no doubt that the HIV and AIDS epidemic has had a devastating influence on Africa, especially in my community of Qumbu. The AIDS epidemic has killed more lives than the sum total of all wars, famines and floods, and the ravages of deadly diseases as Malaria. It is destroying families in my community, overwhelming and depleting health care services. The AIDS epidemic influence in my community is significant ways should developed to reduce its effect. (Abdool Karim and Abdool Karim 2010) 1.2 HIV AND AIDS IN MY COMMUNITY A few years ago, a lot would have not estimated the current state of the HIV and AIDS pandemic in society....   [tags: morbidity and mortality, africa] 1038 words
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