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AIDS: The Modern Day Epidemic

- AIDS: The Modern Day Epidemic Did you know that if a straight line of pennies was made down any given road, extending one mile, there would be over a hundred thousand dollars worth of change on the street. Dimes. Well over a million dollars. How about something that hits closer to home, something like lives. In 1996, when the AIDS pandamenic was at its peak, a memorial quilt made of individual panels about six feet by three feet in size was displayed in Washington D.C. Each square of the quilt represented a single victim whose life was claimed by the disease....   [tags: AIDS]

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Hiv / Aids And Hiv Aids

- In 1981, the first case of HIV/AIDS was introduced in America. At that time, no one knew what was causing the disease. Today’s medical field now knows a lot more in regards to the effects and transmission of HIV/AIDS. More than 33.4 million people worldwide are infected with the HIV virus today. While there is not such a rapid growth as when the virus began, the numbers of affected people are still growing. HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency virus. HIV is a virus similar to that of the flu or common cold....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Immune system, Blood]

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Aids : Global Aids Crisis

- Global AIDS Crisis What is the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about the spread of AIDS throughout the world. AIDS is sometimes considered a “foreigner’s disease,” coming from somewhere else and imported into isolated communities by travelers and refugees in time of war. According to the book, Global Aids Crisis, studies conducted on every continent show that those who travel frequently are at an increased risk for infection with HIV/AIDS. Since the virus has spread it has troubled millions of people around the world....   [tags: AIDS, Africa, HIV, South Africa]

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Aids, No Cure For Aids

- ... Firstly, through surveillance and quality assurance of barrier products such as condoms, dental dams, surgical, and medical gloves. Secondly, it is working with sponsors, NIH, and other researchers to develop practical topical microbicides to prevent the spread of HIV by creating a chemical barrier to transmission of live virus. Fourthly, by ensuring the safety of the nation’s blood supply. Fifthly, working with government and industry developers of both preventive and therapeutic vaccinations for HIV....   [tags: AIDS, Immune system, Blood, HIV]

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Hiv / Aids And Aids

- ... ART suppresses the virus enough that during delivering, the child doesn’t come into contact with HIV/AIDS cells from the mothers’ body. This betters the lives of the mother and the child. Without ART and pre-natal medication, the HIV/AIDS pandemic would continue into the next generation. According to article Evaluating the cost-effectiveness of combination antiretroviral therapy for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV in Uganda by Andreas Kuznik, Mohammed Lamorde, Sabine Hermans, Barbara Castelnuovo, Brandon Auerbach, Aggrey Semeere, Joseph Sempa, Mark Ssennono, Fred Ssewankambo & Yukari C Manabe, “approximately 91 000 infants are born annually to HIV positive women....   [tags: HIV, AIDS, Antiretroviral drug, Pregnancy]

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Hiv And Aids : Aids

- Oladipo Okuboyejo HLT 2320 HIV and AIDS Aids is caused by the HIV virus and the illness weakens peoples immune system making them more burnable to infections and diseases. As time goes by, the conditions worsens. The criteria for HIV patients indicates an extremely weakened immune system after all, a person can have HIV without having Aids. This paper will talk about how HIV is transmitted from one person to person, how it is not transmitted too. It will also talk about what process the body goes through when one is infected the the virus and what then happens when it eventually develops into AIDS....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Condom, Sexual intercourse]

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Hiv / Aids : Hiv And Aids

- HIV/AIDS Introduction HIV, also known and the human immunodeficiency virus attacks and destroys the CD4 cells, these cells also known as the T-lymphocytes are a type of white blood cell found in the immune system which have the role of preventing disease, when the level of the CD4 cell decreases the ability of the body to fight and prevent disease also reduces; at this stage the person is said to have acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDs) Epidemiology According to the world health organisation (WHO) there were 35.3 million people living with HIV in 2012....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Immune system, Antiretroviral drug]

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HIV/AIDS Testing: A Wake Up Call

- Thirty years ago, the AIDS, “Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome”, was not a well-known disease and infected people by that disease were not quarantined, because of lack of information about the disease. The medical scholars explained that AIDS is the culmination of the virus onset, HIV, “human immunodeficiency virus”. Currently, the infected people with complications, emaciation, diarrhea, tuberculosis, cancer, fever, vomiting, cannot meet together what ever the occasion, birthday party, first communion, wedding....   [tags: AIDS]

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Hiv / Aids And Aids

- HIV/AIDS has been with us for many years now and people are still struggling. It is truly horrific what this disease has done to our world. Although treatments have got significantly better of the course of many years, doctors still have not found a cure to this disease. Many people can live years, even decades after they are diagnosed and life a fairly normal life. HIV/AIDS is a disease that can cause harm and social stigma to the patient and their families, but with the right treatment it can lead to a normal life....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Immune system, Antiretroviral drug]

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Hiv And Aids : Aids

- ... These figures are alarming and are cause for major concern and action to save human life. The Journal of Urban Health in the article “Immigration and HIV/AIDS in the New York Metropolitan Area” has shown that the ignorance associated with HIV and AIDS is a major hindrance towards eradicating these diseases. A startling revelation was that many people within the Hispanic community, were not aware of the consequences of risky sexual behavior or of the deadly nature of HIV/AIDS. Education by means of media, brochures, lectures and even the internet needs to be implemented to increase awareness especially for this population....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Immune system, Antiretroviral drug]

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Hiv, Aids, And Aids

- ... One way to reduce the burden of preventive diseases around the world is by changing the way we go about making health choices. In Glanz et al’s Health Behavior Theory, Research, and Practice fifth edition book, the authors discussed the 1950s as the period when social psychologists in the United States developed the Health Belief Model ( HBM) as a means to elucidate the prevalent failure of individuals to partake in programs to prevent and identify the disease. This was the initial purpose of the Health Belief Model when it was first developed, later, social psychologists decided to extend the model so that it could be used to study people’s behavioral responses to opportunities to detec...   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Tuberculosis, Antiretroviral drug]

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Aids : Hiv And Aids

- ... By 1980s, it had spread throughout all of Africa, first infecting East Africa, and then spreading deeply into Sub-Saharan Africa. As of today, all countries in Africa are at least slightly affected by AIDS. The virus was able to spread with such success because, “the accelerated spread in the region was due to a combination of widespread labor migration, high ratio of men in the urban populations, low status of women, lack of circumcision, and prevalence of sexually transmitted diseases.” While HIV was spreading throughout West Africa, it also hit countries like Ivory Coast....   [tags: AIDS, Africa, HIV, Sub-Saharan Africa]

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Aids : Hiv And Aids

- ... While the symptoms may vanish, HIV certainly does not. Even with the lack of symptoms a person still has the ability to pass on the infection. The incubation period for HIV can vary between months to years, giving individuals to infect others without knowing. HIV is not spread through casual, social or family contact. HIV is spread through the practice of unprotected vaginal or anal intercourse, and contaminated blood products. And the disease is spread to a lesser extent through shared intravenous needle use....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Immune system, Antiretroviral drug]

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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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Discrimination Agaist People With AIDS

- Discrimination has grown over the years to become a major problem around the world. There are many different issues that discrimination addresses; one of the main issues assesses HIV/AIDS. Many people who are infected with the disease are discriminated against due to a predicament that they have no control of after they have been diagnosed. In various instances, ambulance workers are not transporting AIDS patients to the hospital, and funeral-parlor employees refuse to handle the bodies of AIDS victims who died....   [tags: AIDS Essays]

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AIDS: Danger to Everyone

- Advertisements are known for promoting products to consumers but another effective purpose is to raise awareness. These kind of advertisements often include topics that play on people's fears, such as diseases, which include secondhand smoking, sexual harassment, and cancer. Even though these fears affect many people, one that has expanded over the past few decades and continued to do so is AIDs. This disease had spread worldwide throughout the human population and became a pandemic. A health organization from France, a French anti-AIDS organization called AIDES, created a controversial ad that featured Superman with AIDs....   [tags: AIDS, Advertisements]

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The Epidemic Of Hiv / Aids

- ... Access to health care is additionally an obstacle with 86 percent of ladies mentioning they experience no less than one significant issue in getting to it. Sixty-five percent of ladies say they have monetary imperatives, while 55 percent discover the separation to their closest wellness clinic is extremely far (Amizaki, Hu, Li & Shim, 2011). The HIV/AIDS situation is to a great extent because of the political initiative 's convenient choice to stand up about the plague at an early stage, setting the establishment for open dialog, which could have permitted more players to address the scourge....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, World Health Organization, HIV/AIDS]

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The True Tragedy of AIDS

- The True Tragedy of AIDS   When I was in South Africa, I spent some time in a township called Crossroads, which essentially began as a squatter camp for immigrants looking for work near Cape Town. In the late 80s and early 90s, to make room for an alleged development project, the apartheid government tried to relocate the settlers. Whatever the reasons, entire sections of the settlement were razed. Many people did not want to move and, consequently, their resistance was met with arson and both random and targeted violence; many of the victims were women and young children....   [tags: AIDS]

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Hiv / Aids : A Manifestation Of Poverty

- By the year 2000, 58 million people have been infected by HIV/AIDS and alarming numbers such as 22 million would have already died. And the epidemic continues to spread. HIV/AIDS historically is considered to be one of the longest running worldwide epidemics that we have ever seen, and figures cannot be placed on the true death tolls or estimation of the damage as the cycle still is yet to reach an end (Whiteside 2002). With Africa being the worst hit continent in the world in terms of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and the severity of it’s prevalence; one can only begin to question whether HIV/AIDS and poverty and directly connected or the inter-linkages exacerbate one or the other....   [tags: Africa, Poverty, HIV, AIDS]

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The Epidemic Of Hiv And Aids

- ... Eighty five percent of patients were male and eighty percent lived in Port-au-Prince, most in the suburb of Carrefour, a center for male and female prostitution. After its introduction into the population, the HIV virus spread rapidly in Haiti, particularly among men, as the epidemic rapidly generalized. The proportion of cases attributed to homosexuality and bisexuality plummeted from fifty percent in 1983 to a mere one percent in 1987. Since 1985, heterosexual intercourse has been the dominant mode of transmission....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Tuberculosis, Africa]

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Hiv / Aids And Discrimination

- ... The disease AIDS has caused the federal government, along with the Olympic Organization, and Sport Organizations change the antidiscrimination laws. The changes have resulted in the creation of the American Disability Act, Rehabilitation Act applying to athletes, and providing education programs. The athletes Earwin “Magic” Johnson, Tommy Morrison, and Greg Louganis. These athletes are HIV positive and faced discrimination because of the disease. After Magic’s announcement that he was HIV, the discussion was if he would continue to play basketball....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Immunodeficiency, Tuberculosis]

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The Outbreak of AIDS in the United States

- The 1980s and early 1990s were a controversial time in U.S. history. The most notable occurrence of dispute comes from the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)/ Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) epidemic. There were numerous theories regarding how the sickness spread, but a well-known cause of this epidemic was a result of poor medical waste technology. In the 1980s, most medical waste management was regulated by each state. The most common disposal method of medical needles at the time was through the use of red, plastic bags marked ‘Infectious.’ As the epidemic grew, lab technicians treating infected individuals realized these bags were not useful in the prevention of the disease b...   [tags: US history, HIV, aids scare]

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The Epidemic Of The Aids Epidemic

- ... In a book published in 1962 called Homosexuality: a psychoanalytical study of male homosexuals, it was stated “We consider homosexuality to be a pathologic, biosocial, psychosexual adaptation consequent to pervasive fears surrounding the expression of some heterosexual impulses.” Electroshock therapy, or conversion therapy, was common in the 1960s. In 1986, homosexuality was proven not to be a disease and was removed for the DSM (DIagnostic and Statistical Analysis of Mental Disorders). Starting in the 1970’s, local level government was becoming more accepting of openly gay men....   [tags: AIDS, Homosexuality, HIV, Immune system]

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Unaids Report On Hiv / Aids

- ... (AVERT) Men who have sex with men, sex workers, migrants, women, children and orphans are more vulnerable to HIV/AIDS than other groups. In Zambia, it is illegal for men to have sex with men so there is little data about the HIV epidemic of this population. It is reported that elsewhere (Sub Saharan Africa) HIV prevalence for MSM is at 33% therefore; there is a high chance that this population is at risk. (Makofane, 2014) MSM are not getting access to proper treatment because of illegal status, stigma and discrimination....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Human sexual behavior]

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Ebola And Aids Epidemic Of Africa

- ... When a person is infected with the virus, it may take up to 3 months before it can be detected in the blood and 6 months for it to be confirmed. However, with proper medical treatment, it can be managed by taking the antiretroviral drug. The function of the drug is to reduce the rate at which the virus multiplies in the body cells so that an infected person can live a normal life. If HIV is left untreated medically, it can develop into Aids. At this stage, it can no longer be managed and the person has less time to live....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Immune system, Blood]

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HIV/AIDS in India:An epidemic

- What may be seen as a result of a surplus of labor by an economist, has ultimately led to an epidemic. India's population, estimated to be 1.35 billion, suffers extensive poverty as more than thirty seven percent of its population lives below the poverty line. (Economy Watch) This surplus of labor has driven the price of labor in India to incredibly low amounts, hence the outsourcing which has become rampant. Low labor prices compounded with exclusion due to the caste system and high dependency on agriculture all have amplified the poverty which in turn, has given rise to the largest population—2.3 million--within the borders of a nation to be infected with HIV/AIDS....   [tags: AIDS India Health]

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The Problem Of Hiv / Aids

- It wasn’t until Magic Johnson revealed that he had been victimized by HIV in the 90’s, that people took notice that HIV could affect anyone, homosexual, heterosexual, famous or infamous(Spector 2).Before magic case HIV had been labeled as a “gay disease” and had been widely ignore by heterosexuals(Spector 2). Since many famous celebrities before magic had succumbed to death a few months after contracting the disease many expected Magic to follow suit and his name to go down in history as one of what could have been, but never was(Spector 2).On the contrary the exact opposite happened, instead of relying on self-pity, anguish and despair, Magic lifted himself and helped others that were i...   [tags: Immune system, HIV, AIDS, Vaccine]

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The Epidemic Of Hiv / Aids

- Recently, there was an outbreak of Ebola, and it caused panic in many people, like the HIV/AIDS outbreak in the past. These two diseases are very much alike but also have many differences in various aspects. Just as Ebola, HIV/AIDS attacks the immune system, but at a much slower rate. It does what HIV/AIDS does in ten years, in just about 10 days. Ebola and HIV/AIDS are two of the most studied diseases that have been talked about in the medical community and in the news this decade. Ebola was formerly known as the Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever, it’s a severe and fatal illness in humans....   [tags: AIDS, Immune system, Infection, HIV]

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Aids : A Common Disease

- ... Amongst other issues that arise, one large one is that young children are forced into adulthood by having to care for their siblings and even their parents due to the parents’ illness. AIDS/HIV Effects AIDS is never a good thing, but it has proven to be helpful in some cases. These include: helping the condom industry, AIDS/HIV awareness, and health education. Due to the growing number of sexually transmitted diseases, health education is on the rise. Despite the fact that health education is very controversial in many states (specifically when dealing with homosexual health education), it is becoming more common which educate young people how to practice safe sex and learn about disease...   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Antiretroviral drug, Condom]

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The Epidemic Of Hiv And Aids

- ... Anal intercourse is also a very common way of getting HIV. Unprotected anal intercourse increases the risk of HIV infection greatly. The reasoning behind this is when HIV infected semen comes into contact with the porous tissue. This tissue can be damaged easily and can become weaker and susceptible to catching the infection. Oral Sex Many people often question if oral sex is also a factor in catching HIV. Oral sex is a very rare cause of transmitting HIV although it is possible. During oral sex an HIV positive person gives off body fluids into the other person’s mucosal tissue which is very susceptible to being overtaken by the infection....   [tags: HIV, AIDS, Blood, Blood donation]

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Drugs For African Aids Epidemic

- At Apple stores across the world, bright red iPhone cases quickly grab the attention of passerby. Sleek and shiny, these cases are fashionable accessories that teenagers love. The products appear even more attractive by Apple’s claim that each case sold will help provide life-sustaining drugs for African AIDs victims. The iPhone cases are prime examples of Product RED: an initiative that partners with world-class brands to donate a percentage of their profits to help end the AIDs epidemic in Africa....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Antiretroviral drug, Africa]

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Information About Hiv / Aids

- Globally, the number of health workforce is not enough not only in developing countries but in developed countries. However, there is a big gap in Africa. The disease burden is remarkable high in Africa, but the number of health workforce, health service provider and health management and support worker ranks in the last row. The estimation is that minimum 2.5 doctors or nurses or midwives are needed on antiretroviral delivery for HIV/AIDS (Hill 2014). As mentioned above, human resource is another essential and important factor to maintain the quality of antiretroviral drugs....   [tags: HIV, AIDS, Infectious disease, Medicine]

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The Hiv / Aids Epidemic

- ... Within three years of the program being extended to a national level, condom use in sex workers increased from around 25%, to over 90%. Due to the condom campaign, the new infection rate dropped from 143,000 per year to less than 14,000 annually. This program was so successful that neighboring countries, including Vietnam, Cambodia, and Lao PDR, soon adopted similar programs. However, due to political turmoil starting with the first Shinawatra Coup d’tat in 1997, the program lost its stable funding, and although HIV infection rates are still falling, they are declining at a slower rate currently, which is why Thailand implemented its newest strategy....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Antiretroviral drug, Condom]

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AIDS and Schools: Educating those who are High-Risk

- The general population of America today is having great difficulty facing a very frightening situation. Unfortunately, rather than seek information which might lessen anxiety about the subject, many people just choose to ignore the problem. Unwillingness to deal with a problem, however, only makes matters worse, and in this case, avoidance often leads to unrestrained disgust and hatred for those members of our society who are directly affected by the problem--our unfortunate citizens who are suffering with AIDS....   [tags: AIDS, schools, ]

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28 Stories of AIDS in Africa, by Stephanie Nolen

- Stephanie Nolen was already known for her work as the Globe and Mail’s Africa correspondent, ranging from the effects of war on women and children, to Stephen Lewis’ fight to end AIDS in Africa, when she published 28 Stories of AIDS in Africa in 2007. 28 is Nolen’s attempt to reflect the 28 million Africans who had HIV in 2007. Nolen gathered the testimonies of 28 individuals including orphans, miners, grandmothers, soldiers, the clergy, and Nelson Mandela. In this book, Nolen seamlessly integrates personal stories of the victims with shocking statistics and engrossing quotes, effortlessly bring a ‘human face’ to the HIV/AIDS epidemic....   [tags: HIV/AIDS]

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Turning Points in History: The Aids Virus

- The AIDS virus was a major turning point in world history. Contrary to popular belief, if a person gives blood to or recieves blood from a hospital or blood bank that person will not risk transmitting HIV, a.k.a. human immunodeficiency virus and that person does not risk transmitting AIDS, a.k.a. acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. In addition, “It is now generally accepted that HIV is a descendent of a Simian Immunodeficiency Virus because certain strains of SIVs bear a very close resemblance to HIV-1 and HIV-2, the two types of HIV” (AIDS Doctors)....   [tags: HIV, AIDS research, ]

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The Epidemic Of Hiv And Aids

- HIV quickly became a deadly disease once it was identified as a new virus by scientists in the early 1980s. HIV is the Human Immunodeficiency Virus, and AIDS is the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (What). AIDS is the final stage of the HIV infection, but some people do not even advance to this stage of the disease (What). Even though HIV and AIDS was initially thought to be a disease that would kill all victims, medical advancements have changed the perception of HIV/AIDS as a treatable and potentially even curable disease....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Antiretroviral drug, Immune system]

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Hiv / Aids : A Very New Disease

- HIV/AIDS is a very new disease discovered only 30 years ago. No one knows for sure how the disease came to be, but the fact that is extremely deadly (in fact one of the leading causes of death worldwide) cannot be disputed. Since signs and symptoms of HIV are pretty much invisible at first, it is nearly impossible to know when and where HIV first started. The pandemic began in the 1970s when it spread to five continents; North America, South America, Europe, Africa and Australia. There was a, “period of silence” during this time because people were afraid to say that they had contracted this new virus and were not aware of its severity....   [tags: HIV, AIDS, Sexual intercourse]

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The Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome ( Aids )

- ... As described by Tavares de Oliveira Figueirêdo et al. (2014), denying the diagnosis may put in jeopardy the other sexually active people due to limited knowledge in transmission process. Depending on whether or not the patient accepted or denied this chronic disease, preventative precautions could be of a great help. Some people who do not have empathy to safe others ' lives will resume dwelling deceitful lives by having sexual contact with multiple partners. In return, those newly affected partners will possibly carry the disease to their love ones....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Sexually transmitted disease, Condom]

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Treating AIDS in Africa: Challenges and Solutions

- Cancer and HIV/AIDS are both treatable but incurable illnesses yet somehow society has given them two very different connotations. It is not the man with lung cancer’s fault that he got cancer. He smoked for 40 years and he knew the risks but it is not his fault. If there is blame to be placed, place it on the unfinished pack of cigarettes in the bedside table. This man’s disease is a misfortunate accident. The woman in the room beside him, however, made herself sick. She knew the risks and she had sex anyways....   [tags: HIV, AIDS, Negative Associations]

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The Epidemic Of Hiv And Aids

- ... 35 million people worldwide are currently living with AIDS/HIVS. 3.2 million children are living with it worldwide. Majority of the populations is low income areas particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa. HIV is the leading infectious killer. There are currently 1.1 million people living with HIV in the United States, 16% are unaware of their conditions. 600,000 people have died of AIDs related illness in the US. There is around 50,000 new cases of HIV/AIDS per year in the US. The United State lost the comprehensive when Obama created National HIV/AIDS Strategy....   [tags: AIDS, Immune system, HIV, Infectious disease]

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The Epidemic Of Hiv And Aids

- ... The New York Times has summarized the diagnosis in an article. The symptoms of HIV are similar to the symptoms of flu, as they can include (but are not limited to) fever, headache, and sore throat. Some people will show no symptoms; thus, people can spend years without realizing they have contracted the virus. If the symptoms of HIV are untreated, the virus can develop into AIDS. Of those left untreated, the majority will develop AIDS, while few will develop it slowly or not at all. The symptoms of AIDS include chills, fever, sweats, weight loss, etcetera....   [tags: AIDS, Immune system, HIV, Infectious disease]

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The Problem Of The Aids Epidemic

- ... Still, rumors flew that AIDS was a punishment from god for being gay/lesbian, hindering society from being interested in finding a cure for AIDS (Barnhart 1) . Limiting the amount of assistance to AIDS victims in the United States slowed supplies and financial aid from getting to even the most urban areas of Africa. Haregewoin Teferra set her fear aside and rose above the madness as she started an orphanage in her home in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Accepting both sick and healthy children set her apart from most fear controlled orphanages in the area....   [tags: HIV, AIDS, Botswana, Sub-Saharan Africa]

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Case Study on AIDS

- Introduction My Signature Assignment Case Study will be on the topic on AIDS. My topic will be about the raise of AIDs and HIV a global epidemic that needs to be solved. The numbers of this epidemic have risen greatly over the past few years. This epidemic affects a large number of individuals have been affected by this and even had to have death as an outcome. The numbers go that more than 500,000 people have died from the disease in the United States of America (Henry, 2011). The number is almost equal to or the value of the population of a large city....   [tags: Raise of AIDS, HIV, Global Epidemic]

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Get Tested For Hiv / Aids

- ... If you are positive can decrease the spread of the disease and also become more educated. There is a myth about HIV (Human immunodeficiency virus) like it a black, white, straight, or gay thing, no it everybody thing; go it tested. This myth about the disease has taking many people live and hurt many love ones. The way the media, church, and school treat the disease it make it sound like it not deadly, when it actually is. According to CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) there are approximately 39 million people living with the disease....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Immune system, Safe sex]

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Marketing For Aids Awareness At The Mall

- ... Such as malls, the television and the internet. Buzz marketing is a way that these companies target younger people. They create different reasons that cause people to discuss what’s going on. An example of this type of marketing would be the use of movie trailers. Movie trailers are made to leave potential consumers curious and interested. These people then begin to talk about it and that is what these companies are trying to achieve. Word of mouth spreads fast and it’s an effective way to directly target individuals....   [tags: HIV, AIDS, Social media, A Great Way to Care]

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Hiv / Aids Does Not Discriminate

- ... The mechanism of HIV infection begins with transmission of or contact with infected bodily fluids. This may include unprotected sexual acts with an HIV positive person, blood contact or transfusions from an infected individual, accidental needle sticks, and mother to child transmission. In children, the most common transmission of the virus is mother-to-child, which may occur during gestation, during the birthing process itself, or through breast-feeding. Current medical advancements have allowed HIV positive women in the United States to become pregnant and have an HIV negative child relatively easily....   [tags: HIV, AIDS, Immune system, Breast milk]

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Hiv And Aids : An Epidemic Of Great Proportion

- ... In each case the patient experience black blotches on their skin, fatigue, abdominal pain, low T cell counts, and gastrointestinal symptoms. Scientist knew little about the disease except that the deterioration rate was rapid and the immune system was basically gone (Davis). Public health authorities like the CDC began to notice a trend in the cases involving the symptoms of the unknown virus. A majority of the patients were homosexual men in major cities like New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles (Avert)....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Africa, Antiretroviral drug]

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Viral Diseases (AIDS)

- Literature Review-Viral Diseases (AIDS) Name: Institution: Among the current fields of research in Biotechnology, research on drugs and vaccines targeting viral diseases such as HIV/AIDs has been of major importance given the high prevalence of these diseases across the world. HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is a type of virus that causes AIDS (Acquired Immune-deficiency Syndrome) (HIV and AIDS, n.d). The virus devastates the body’s defense mechanism, leaving a victim highly susceptible to opportunistic infections such as those caused by bacteria, fungi, parasites, and viruses....   [tags: Health, Diseases, HIV/AIDS]

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The Economic Impact Of Hiv / Aids On Africa

- Heather Clark Eco 111 Term Paper The economic Impact of HIV/AIDS on Africa Northern Maine Community College Economics 111, fall semester 2014 Thursday December 4th, 2014 Scientists identified a chimpanzee in West Africa as the source of HIV infection in humans. It is believed that the Chimpanzee version of the virus called simian immunodeficiency virus, or SIV most likely transmitted to humans and mutated into HIV when humans came in contact with infected blood. (CDC, 2014) Over decades, the virus spread across Africa and later into other parts of the world....   [tags: HIV, AIDS, Africa, Immune system]

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Symptoms And Treatments Of Children With Hiv / Aids

- medications to stimulate appetite, medications to control diarrhea and hormonal therapy to build muscle. There’s several skin viruses that affect the body of older and elderly with HIV. The skin viruses make it difficult for older and elderly adults with HIV/AIDS to adjust to their body change. According to UCLA Health, varicella zoster virus (VZV) is an infection this infection is called herpes virus that contribute to chickenpox (varicella) and shingles (herpes zoster). This virus has already been experiencing by most adults with or without HIV/AIDS....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Immune system, Immunodeficiency]

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Sans Frontieres ' Hiv / Aids Outreach

- ... To say that addressing the epidemic in Africa is important is an understatement, as there are currently ~26 million infected civilians in that area, leading to over 750,000 deaths alone last year (“Fact Sheet”, 2015). There are several massive challenges the MSF faces in fighting HIV/AIDS Providing testing to identify HIV carriers. Approximately 60% of carriers are unaware that they have been infected by HIV. This is a major concern, as testing is only available in certain areas, requiring extensive travel distances for those in search of testing....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Africa, Antiretroviral drug]

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Aids : Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

- ... I have learned that AIDS is an infectious disorder that suppresses the normal function of the immune system. The virus attacks the immune system and leaves the body vulnerable to a variety of life-threatening illnesses and cancers. It is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus, which destroys the body 's ability to fight infections. Specific cells of the immune system that are responsible for the proper response to infections T cells are destroyed by this virus. About 47 million people worldwide have been infected with HIV since the start of the epidemic....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Immune system, Semen]

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And The Band Played On: Mercy During the AIDS Epidemic

- …“With liberty and justice to all”, though this was not the case when the AIDS epidemic first jumped off. I believe that the only reason justice, mercy, and veracity were not served in the beginning of this battle is simply because of majority and minority. AIDS, at first, was only found to be attacking the gay population (minority), but the people that could do something about it, or controlled the money that could help with the situation were not being affected, and didn’t feel threatened by it (majority)....   [tags: Mercy, AIDS Epidemic, AIDS, homosexuals, homosexua]

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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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AIDS And The Budget

- "I DO NOT WANT TO DIE. I really don’t wanna die…….about 30 percent of people who have AIDS are diagnosed in their twenties, that means most were infected in their teens." (It Happened to Nancy) More and more people are being infected with the HIV virus everyday, and if we do not raise the budget, to provide and cure those with the disease, and try to prevent it, the whole country is going to be HIV positive. "The cost of treating people with HIV is increasing by about 20% annually." (AIDS research budget threatened)....   [tags: Free AIDS Essays]

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AIDS in the Media

- It was only nineteen years ago when the world was first introduced to the AIDS virus, but by 1983 a significant number of people had died from the dreaded disease and media coverage began. AIDS was almost immediately viewed as one of the most stimulating scientific puzzles of the century. On June 5, 1981, the Federal Centers of Disease Control reported five cases of a rare pneumonia among gay men. It is the manner in which this epidemic has been reported that is my main focus. “ In the case of AIDS, the popular media, especially the news media, have played an extremely important role in drawing upon pre-established knowledge and belief systems to create this new disease as a meaningful pheno...   [tags: Free AIDS Essays]

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AIDS Problem

- 1. Introduction Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, also known as AIDS, is caused by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).HIV damages body’s immune system by destroying white blood cells which help us to destroy invaded pathogens. When HIV enters a white blood cell, it may remain dormant. However, once it is activated, it infects another cell to produce many new HIVS. After a certain period of time, the white blood cells are destroyed and leading to a loss of function of the immune system (Y.K. Ho,2004)....   [tags: Health, Diseases, AIDS, HIV]

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The Neuropathology of AIDS

- AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) is a disease of an individual’s immune system caused by HIV-1 (human immunodeficiency virus 1). HIV-1 is a retrovirus of the lentivirus subfamily. This virus is atypical in that it does not require mitotically active cells to reproduce. Reproduction of the viral nucleic acids occurs in the nucleus of infected cells. Until recently it was believed that AIDS related deaths as a result of HIV infection were caused primarily by opportunistic infections, usually bacterial or fungal, gaining a foothold in an immuno-compromised individual....   [tags: AIDS Health Medicine Essays]

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AIDS in the Eighties

- AIDS in the Eighties Four years ago I got into a near fatal car accident and lost a lot of blood. I was rushed into a nearby San Francisco hospital where doctors treated me with transfused blood. Ironically, the same blood that saved my life will eventually lead to my death. It is currently 1987 in San Francisco, one of many areas in the world suffering from a virus believed to have come from Western Africa. Earlier in the decade scientists discovered the virus was linked to the disease, Acquired Immuno-Deficiency Syndrome, which dominantly afflicted gay males....   [tags: AIDS HIV Diseases Essays]

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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]

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A History of AIDS and the Foundation that is Promoting Abstinence from AIDS in New Jersey

- In this wonderful world that we subsist in it has its fluctuating limits where in life an individual can have successes and fame to being unsuccessful. Life is precious, the way one can conserve it and their health is performing certain procedures that help maintain and sustain the human body. In addition, there are different elements that occur to impair a person’s health like physical and mental disorders, bacterial infections, and viral infections. These illnesses can cause minor to major fragments in a person’s life....   [tags: Abstinence, AIDS, New Jersey, HIV, history,]

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Hiv / Aids : A Name That Many Americans

- Marcus Flowers 11/20/14 Professor Robinson EGL-1010 Assignment #4 Over the years HIV/AIDS has been a name that many Americans can identify. One may have seen a few commercials or ads pertaining to the topic, while others might have experienced losing a loved one to the disease. Despite that many people still become infected with the virus each year. Since its introduction HIV/AIDS has been known as one of the world’s most deadly diseases. Although a popular topic, most have little to no knowledge at all about the disease....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Immune system, Antiretroviral drug]

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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]

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Hiv / Aids And Hepatitis B And C

- As we know, drug addiction is a problem in the United States. In the beginning of the 1980s the United States was not only dealing with the drug war, but a new mystery outbreak of disease, now known as HIV/AIDS and hepatitis B and C. The rapid outbreak of blood-borne related diseases (i.e., HIV/AIDs and hepatitis B and C) among drug users who injected, led to the conclusion that this mysterious new illness transmitted through contamination of blood and other body fluids. Subsequently, syringe access laws were created to provide free, if not affordable access to sterile syringes in exchange for the used syringes....   [tags: AIDS, Immune system, HIV, Infectious disease]

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Using Hiv / Aids As An Example Of Public Health Surveillance

- ... Thus, this enables efficiency in investigating, controlling, and preventing disease in that population group (Lesson 5 Public Health Surveillance 2016). The National Notifiable Disease Surveillance System best known as NNDSS, permits all stages of public health to incorporate, allowing the state, local, territorial and federal governments to distribute notifiable disease and other interrelated health materials. The NNDSS provides leadership and resources to local, state, and territorial public health sectors to adopt standards-based systems, which are required to support the national disease surveillance strategies....   [tags: Epidemiology, Public health, AIDS]

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Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome ( Aids )

- ... Therefore a person is most likely to risk infection via sexual contact, contaminated blood transfusions, using infected needles or from a mother to child during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Although HIV can also be found in other fluids, for instance, saliva and urine, the quantities are tiny and therefore is not enough to cause an infection. Though the HIV virus infects variety of cells, AIDS results from specifically targeting CD4 receptors on the surfaces of T-Helper lymphocyte cells, a key component of the human immune system....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Immune system, Antiretroviral drug]

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Mary Fisher 's Whisper Of Aids

- Before the evening of August 19, 1992, Mary Fisher was known as successful television producer and an assistant to president at the time, Gerald R. Ford. Fisher gave the speech “Whisper of AIDS” during the 1992 Republican National Convention Address on August 19th in Houston, Texas. As being HIV positive herself, she became a spokesperson for the disease. HIV, which stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus, is a deadly disease that is capable of spreading rapidly among humans through bodily fluids....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Antiretroviral drug, Immune system]

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Glaxosmithkline And Aids Drugs Policy

- The case talks about GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), its merger with Burroughs Wellcome, its commitment to developing countries, the pricing controversy and pricing pressures from multiple directions. GSK had to determine how to address the AIDS crisis in Africa while maintaining business viability in developing countries in the midst of all the pressures. In Africa, GSK confronted the reality of the AIDS crisis every day, and its decisions impacted thousands. Everyone--governments, nongovernmental organizations, the media, shareholders, and others--had an opinion, but there was no real answer to the question....   [tags: AIDS Pharmaceutical ]

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Discrimination Against Those with AIDS

- Discrimination has grown over the years to be a major problem around the world. There are many different issues that discrimination addresses. One of the main issues that it evaluates is HIV/AIDS. Many people who are infected with the disease are discriminated against for something that they cannot control after they are diagnosed. More specifically, insurance companies and employers are one of the big factors in discrimination of these people in the work place. It is very important to them because they need the money in order to live and they need to coverage in order to stay healthy....   [tags: Discrimination AIDS]

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Discrimination Against Those with AIDS

- Employees are being discriminated against for their infectious illness known as A.I.D.S. They are labeled incapable of performing the tasks they pursued before they were recognized as being infected. The confidentiality of an employee is a private matter and very personal. There aremany different kinds of prejudice but not one as deadly as A.I.D.S Discrimination. The emotional trauma and future ofemployment play a giant role in the inflicted. Health policies through job-related fields must learn to recognize that like other illnesses, A.I.D.S does not forbid an employee of performing his or her duties....   [tags: Discrimination AIDS]

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The Benefits of AIDS Education

- Thesis:  This paper will illustrate the benefits of AIDS education by discuss the nine characteristics of effective HIV education curricula, community HIV programs and parent involved HIV programs. Almost all the states in America promote some form of sexuality and HIV education through mandates or recommendations.  According to an article entitled "Sexuality Education in American Public Schools," 47 states require or encourage teaching about human sexuality, and 48 states require or encourage instruction about HIV/AIDS.  Although these statistics suggest that sexuality and AIDS education is widely available in American schools, the quality and comprehensiveness of this education can vary co...   [tags: AIDS in America]

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Aids: Epidemic Of The Century

- INTRODUCTION There is no doubt that AIDS is indeed the epidemic of the century. Not only are there many supporting facts and data, visiting urban cities and third world countries prove this point. Furthermore, AIDS is not only highly infectious, it is also the first major incurable epidemic throughout this biomedical revolution that mankind is going through. This epidemic might actually be the one that will completely wipeout the third world. Scientists, government agencies and pharmaceutical companies are scrambling to find a cure to this epidemic but in the mean time we have to find a way to deal with it, if possible....   [tags: AIDS Essays]

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Aids Care Pl Hiv Care

- ... LB discussed that she was having a difficult time accepting her diagnosis and has been feeling depressed. People who are diagnosed with HIV/AIDS can experience the effects of anxiety and depression, therefore causing additional concerns such as a compromised immune system (McIntosh & Rosselli, 2012). She has confided in her parents who have been accepting, supportive and understanding when told them that she was HIV positive. She is angry that she had unprotected sex and feels if she had protected herself she would not be infected....   [tags: AIDS, Immune system, HIV, Infectious disease]

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Hiv / Aids Has Wreaked On All Parts Of The Globe

- ... As of February 2015, the CDC reports that HIV diagnosis rates in the U.S. remained stable from 2009 to 2013 (AIDS.gov, 2016). Today, 36.9 million people worldwide are currently living with HIV/AIDS (WHO, 2015). HIV/AIDS was introduced through young gay men, and was found to be most prevalent among homosexual men with multiple sexual partners, injection drug users, Haitians, and hemophiliacs (AIDS.gov, 2016). However, within a decade the CDC reported that AIDS became the number one cause of death for U.S....   [tags: AIDS, Immune system, HIV, Immunodeficiency]

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AIDS and The Nervous System: A Focus On The AIDS Dementia Complex

- AIDS and The Nervous System: A Focus On The AIDS Dementia Complex Infection by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the biologic agent of the AIDS syndrome, has emerged as one of the most important threats to public health in the United States and its incidence is rapidly increasing. A highly lethal disease with over 70% of AIDS patients dying within 2 years of diagnosis. This disease has already become the leading cause of death in men aged 25-44 and women aged 25-34. The Centers for Disease Control have for the purpose of epidemiological surveillance, defined AIDS as a "reliably diagnosed disease that is at least moderately indicative of an underlying cellular immunodeficiency in a p...   [tags: AIDS Disease Diseases Essays]

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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]

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A Report On The Aids Epidemic Of Pneumocystis Carinii Pneumonia ( Pcp )

- ... After the death of a friend the protagonist met in the hospital who also had AIDS, a nurse is shown throwing his possessions into a garbage bag out of fear of contamination by such items. This movie accurately depicts the both rational and irrational fear of contracting HIV/AIDS that many had around the time of the epidemic as well as the views many health care providers have now, often ignoring their duties as such; as a result, health care providers were and still are often refusing service or hesitant toward patients with HIV/AIDS....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Homosexuality, Pneumocystis pneumonia]

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AIDS in Africa

- Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is one of the most deadly viruses in the world. No country in Africa has escaped the virus. Some have been effected more then others though. The spread of AIDS in Africa is because of poor medical treatment and a lack of education on the part of the people. HIV is the virus which causes AIDS.(Aids in Africa,1994) HIV stands for Human Immune-deficiency Virus. The virus attacks the bodies immune system and weakens it. Scientists have wondered about the origin of HIV ever since the epidemic emerged....   [tags: Free AIDS Essays]

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Funding for AIDS

- AIDS, it is the black plague of our youthful generation. Not only is it spreading quickly, but it also can affect anyone and can be fatal. So why not concentrate all our time and money into research for this disease that is fairly new and we know little about. Well, Naomi Freundlich, science and technology editor for Business Week magazine, thinks we should do all we can to prevent the spread of AIDS. In her article "No, Spending More on AIDS Isn't Unfair", she explains the need for increased funding and research in this field....   [tags: Free AIDS Essays]

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