In retrospect, there should be a widely accepted nationwide business geared toward HIV/AIDS. To begin with, one of the biggest issues with prior attempts of HIV/AIDS programs is that once a person was told that they had been infected, they were rejected treatment, as stated in Epstein’s piece. Luckily today, it is common for schools to have free HIV testing. This, however, does not solve the issue. Instead of having free HIV testing more commonly available in schools rather than at-your-fingertips, governments should fund worldwide clinics that provide free HIV testing and protection available to all genders.
If we do this the percentage of people with HIV/AIDS will decrease significantly. If we do the little things to help solve this big health issue, it might help find the cure. So it is important that information about this virus is being shard and education is being taught to people all over the world who are not familiar with the virus to help the spread of it.
Until scientists and doctors are able to find a medicine that can cure them, many people will continue to be affected by these diseases. This research paper will break down each virus separately to better explain what they exactly are and how they affect people by their signs, symptoms, etc. The first virus I researched was that of HIV. HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. To better break it down, the “H’ stands for human because this particular virus can only infect humans.
It pretends to be the CD4 and T-cells friends, then it betrays them. HIV is a virus that can lead to Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, also known as AIDS. (www.cdc.gov 1) Scientists say HIV hailed from a specific sort of chimpanzee in West Africa. People most likely were exposed to the HIV virus when they came in contact with an infected chimpanzee. Recent studies demonstrate that HIV may have transferred from monkeys to people as far as the late 1800s (www.aids.gov 3).
The speech that I will be analyzing is Mary Fisher’s 1992 speech “ A Whisper of Aids”. Mary Fisher is known to be a powerful and outspoken HIV/AIDS activist after she contracted HIV from her second husband. As a HIV positive individual and public speaker she advocates to help those suffering with HIV, educate the public, and prevent the spread of HIV throughout America by spreading awareness. In 1992 it was still thought that HIV/AIDS only affected homosexuals, prostitutes, or drug addicts. Due to such false beliefs and stereotypes the research for HIV/AIDS had stopped and people did not become aware of the seriousness of the disease.
The human cell lines were chosen with the criteria that they were not susceptible to M-tropic isolates. Their test further supported the fact that Fusin was used as a receptor for T-tropic virus strains, and when the two strains were compared CCR5 and Fusin are the only fusion cofactors for HIV. Understanding these coreceptors is very important in slowing down the progression of the HIV virus. The HIV virus is irreversible and can only be slowed down. If they can learn more about how the virus enters cells they might be able to deter the virus.
344, Issue 8036). Scientists have been working on several drugs that could help in the fight against AIDS. “One therapy scientist have been working on is a vaginal gel that could cut a women’s risk of infection with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, by almost 40 percent” (Dugger). Although the gel is not perfect, it offers women a way to protect themselves even without the cooperation of their male partners. The research on this new medicine suffered a setback; the trial was stopped in Africa when it appeared that women getting the HIV.-fighting gel were becoming infected at a higher rate than those receiving the placebo.
Researchers are trying to find out why chimps are not effected by this virus, because it may lead to a cure. (Aids in Africa,1994) This productive finding about the virus wasn't found until 1997 when testing started. (Aids in Africa,1994) If it would have been found sooner maybe the massive spread of AIDS could have been prevented. Since the start of the epidemic an estimated 34 million people living in Sub-Saharan Africa in 1998 were infected with HIV. (AIDS,1991) This is due to a lack of education on the part of the people in Africa.
Though unlikely, if vomit or nasal fluid had enough blood in it, it could infect a person if it came in direct contact with them (U.S. Department of Health). When ... ... middle of paper ... ...nt to help these children other ways, you can donate to HIV-relief organizations that work in developing countries. Clearly, it is not safe for our homes, there are too many expenses for the treatment, and America is already an HIV growing country that needs to stop. Unless you want to bring HIV into your home, then do not adopt foreign children with HIV. Works Cited Hicken, Melanie.
He also says, should the woman not tell her parents, that she shouldn’t lie about it if she is asked. How she handles this situation will help educate her children on the ethical issues of the world as well as how to solve problems. If things don’t go the way she wants them to, her children may never be able to have a relationship with the rest of her family. Since this is an ethical problem, it should be looked at with an ethical frame. Appiah recommended that the woman tell the rest of her family that she is no longer religious to