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The Origin And Diffusion Of Aids

- In 1981, the World Health Organization (WHO) recognized Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) as a disease transmitted among homosexual men in the United States of America. Since then, doctors have discovered the disease begins with human immunodeficiency virus I (HIV- I), and progresses through stages until the patient suffers from “full blown AIDS” (p19). The disease is does not single handedly affect homosexual men, but can affect everyone. Gary Shannon and Gerald Pyle research where AIDS or more specifically HIV- I originated from and how it has spread over the entire world becoming a pandemic in their article, The Origin and Diffusion of AIDS: A View from Medical Geography....   [tags: AIDS, Africa, HIV, Sexually transmitted disease]

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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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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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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

- GET TESTED FOR HIV/AIDS The first case of AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) was discover in 1981 in United States. Before the disease even had a name it was taking many lives every day, and the disease was link to the flu. There estimated 144 case discovery every day. Everybody should get tested to know their status. It can decrease the chances of spreading the disease. If you are positive for the disease you can receive the proper treatment to live a long life. There are many reason to get tested like: you meet a new love interest, have unprotected sex, or sharing needle with other drug depended individuals....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Immune system, Safe sex]

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Hiv / Aids ( Hiv )

- HIV/AIDS Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is an enveloped retrovirus. It affects the immune system and the body loses its ability to fight diseases. It is mainly transferred by sexual contact. However, it can also be transmitted by contact with body fluid like blood, breast milk and so on (CDC, 2016). A patient is said to have AIDS when he/her suffer from many opportunistic infections (CDC, 2016). HIV is one of the global public health issues that have taken millions of lives till date. According to the CDC (2016), HIV has taken about 1.2 million people lives globally....   [tags: HIV, AIDS, Sexual intercourse, Immune system]

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The Aids Epidemic By 2030 ( Neese )

- There is a plan. The United Nations is aiming to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030 (Neese). On July 16, 2012, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of Truvada, the first drug approved for reducing the risk of contracting an HIV infection in uninfected individuals. According to FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, this “approval marks an important milestone in our fight against HIV” ("FDA Approves First Drug for Reducing the Risk of Sexually Acquired HIV Infection"). Truvada is made up of two drugs, emtricitabine and tenofovir, that work by blocking an enzyme called reverse transcriptase, which HIV uses to copy its genetic material in order to reproduce....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Reverse transcriptase, Oral sex]

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Marketing For Aids Awareness At The Mall

- Marketing for AIDS Awareness Most of this generation is exposed to advertisements every second of our lives. Whether it be at the mall, talking to a friend, or even on the internet. We begin to see ads so often that we begin to familiarize ourselves with them. Many people are able to recognize logos of certain brands within the time it takes to snap a finger. This is because they have been exposed to particular ads enough times to remember it, even if they didn’t care to memorize them at all....   [tags: HIV, AIDS, Social media, A Great Way to Care]

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African Americans With Hiv : Aids

- African Americans with HIV Black lives matter as there are specific problems that is happening in the African American communities far more rapidly than expected or anticipated. The brunt of the impact of HIV has taken over the African American population due to complex set of social, individual and environmental factors. The virus HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) and the clinical syndrome called AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) have remain a social phenomenon over many decades (Rowan, 2013)....   [tags: HIV, AIDS, Sexual intercourse, African American]

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Human Immunodeficiency Virus ( Aids )

- Human Immunodeficiency Virus The human immunodeficiency virus, more commonly known as HIV, is a complex disease that many people are very unfamiliar with. HIV can lead to the acquired immunodeficiency virus (AIDS) (Heather et al., 2016). Individuals with HIV/AIDS may feel isolated and alone through the process of managing the disease, simply because people in society may be unaware of the disease or how to offer support. It is important for nurses and other health care providers to understand the disease process of HIV/AIDS, be able to explain the disease to patients, and be ready to offer resources in order to educate individuals on managing HIV....   [tags: AIDS, Immune system, HIV, T helper cell]

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Hiv / Aids Does Not Discriminate

- HIV/AIDS does not discriminate. This deadly virus infiltrates any and all available immune systems and wreaks havoc on the host, exposing its victim to not only the inevitable health risks, disease and destruction of the immune system, but also to potential discrimination and other social hardships. The notorious HIV virus infects people of all genders, sexual orientations, geographical areas, and ages. In 2014, of the estimated 37 million people around the world living with HIV, 2.6 million of those individuals were under the age of 15....   [tags: HIV, AIDS, Immune system, Breast milk]

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The Hiv / Aids Epidemic

- The HIV/AIDS epidemic has a very complex and exasperating history in the African-American community. In order to have a hope of improving the prevalence of the virus in the African-American community, it is important to identify the sources that keep the virus so active in the Black community. According to the American Journal of Public Health, African-Americans have a higher prevalence of HIV and STD’s compared to other racial/ethnic groups, and, furthermore, are more likely to engage in sexual and injecting relationships with other African-American individuals, who have risk factors equal or greater than they do....   [tags: HIV, Sexual intercourse, AIDS, African American]

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Hiv And Aids : An Epidemic Of Great Proportion

- It is a disease often defined by sexuality, race, ethnicity, and social background. In the last sixty years, HIV and AIDS have grown to be an epidemic of great proportion that has been proven to defy all of these limitations. Globally the face of human immunodeficiency virus, better known as HIV, has been cast upon impoverish undernourished men and women in Sub-Saharan Africa. According to the World Health Organization or WHO, HIV and AIDS affects 119 countries globally. Currently, there are 36.9 million people worldwide are living with HIV or AIDS....   [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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The Epidemic Of South Dakota Hiv / Aids

- In South Dakota HIV/AIDS is not a common issue in the media. However, in sub-saharan Africa the virus is an enormous issue that public health has been trying to tackle for years. There are many questions that arise when someone thinks about how the virus has infected so many adults in sub-saharan Africa, such as, why has public health not been able to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS in Sub-saharan Africa. Why is there still no cure for HIV/AIDS. What are the risks with such a high population infected....   [tags: AIDS, Africa, HIV, Antiretroviral drug]

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Palliative Care For Persons With Hiv / Aids

- NEED OF PALLIATIVE CARE FOR PERSONS WITH HIV/AIDS Previously, HIV was considered a disease associated with young persons. However, in present day, it is recognized as the disease that affects people of all ages. Individual aged 50 and older has many of the same HIV risk factors as a younger individual. There is an increase in the number of patients aged 50 and over who are living with HIV. This increase in the population is due to the increase in life expectancy of people with HIV and new cases in older people....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Immune system, Gerontology]

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Sans Frontieres ' Hiv / Aids Outreach

- Médecins Sans Frontières ' HIV/AIDS outreach Authors name censored University of the People Médecins Sans Frontières (aka Doctors Without Borders) is an international NGO established in 1971 that is dedicated to providing humanitarian aid in emergency situations, globally. Their mission, as stated in their charter, is to “[provide] assistance to populations in distress, to victims of natural or man-made disasters, and to victims of armed conflict... irrespective of race, religion, creed, or political convictions.” (“Charter”, 2013)....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Africa, Antiretroviral drug]

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Aids : Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

- AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) is the final and most serious stage of HIV disease, which causes severe damage to the immune system. It is the fifth leading cause of death among persons between ages 25 and 44 in the United States. When HIV/AIDS first surfaced in the United States, it mainly affected men who had sex with men. However, now it 's clear that HIV is also spread through heterosexual sex. Anyone of any age, race, sex or sexual orientation can be infected, but you 're at greatest risk of HIV/AIDS if you have unprotected sex, have another sexually transmitted infection, use intravenous drugs by sharing needles or syringes, or even having sex with a man who is uncircumcised...   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Immune system, Semen]

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Hiv / Aids : A Growing Concern Globally

- HIV/AIDS is a growing concern globally. The number of people infected and diagnosed continues to rise with numbers that could beat any of the previous year’s records by the end of this year, 2015. This also stands true for Kansas, our home state. These numbers may be rising because more people are wanting to know their statuses and are becoming aware of the dangers hidden in this deadly virus. On the other hand people may be living more risky life styles, foolishly thinking they are above catching HIV....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Human sexual behavior]

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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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Ad Council 's Aids Campaign

- Sultan. MKT 6080. Case Study paper. “Ad Council 's AIDS Campaign” • Situation analysis As a result of previous experiments, allied officials from the Ad Council, American Foundation for AIDS Researches, Inc. (AmFAR), the National AIDS Network (NAN), and the Scali, McCabe, Solves, Inc. identified three primary categories to target in the new campaign; IV drug users, homosexually active men, and teens. Each one of these groups has its different circumstances of dealing with the concept of the campaign’s objective....   [tags: HIV, AIDS, Homosexuality, Drug injection]

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Aids Virus And Its Affect On The Lesbian Community

- In July 1983 David Wheatley, the editor of a Brisbane gay newspaper, The Scene, called a public meeting to discuss the newly arrived “AIDS Virus” and its affect on the homosexual community in Queensland. 30 people attended and formed The Queensland AIDS Action Committee to support those diagnosed with AIDS. They decided to lobby the Qld Government for welfare and support for those affected by the epidemic. In 1984, when the Qld Government seized on the AIDS scare to embrace homophobia as a political tool, the Qld AIDS Action Committee became more formally organised as Qld AIDS Committee (October 1984), and later still, the Qld AIDS Council - after government complaints the word 'committee '...   [tags: AIDS, HIV, HIV/AIDS, Safe sex]

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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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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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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 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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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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Is South Africa 's Aids Plan Working?

- In the article, “Is South Africa 's Aids plan working?” by Pumza Fihlani, talks about South Africa’s Aids plan. It states that South Africa has the one of the world’s highest HIV rates and explains that the aids plan is working by pointing out many improvements and facts. Also, it mentions that the aids plan is saving the children as well. Lastly, the article mentioned that South Africa has spent so much money on fighting HIV. The main argument of this article is that South Africa Aids plan is absolutely working due to there are many significant improvements....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Antiretroviral drug]

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Rhetorical Analysis Of Mary Fisher 's A Whisper Of Aids

- A Rhetorical Analysis of Mary Fisher 's "A Whisper of AIDS" Speech Mary Fisher is an American author, artist, and political activist born in 1948. She opted to become an outspoken HIV/AIDS activist after contracting AIDS from her second husband. She is a daughter of the wealthy and powerful republican fundraiser Max Fisher. The speech entitled “A Whisper of AIDS”; she delivered it in Houston, TX on 19 August during the Republican National Convention Address. She delivered this speech and set up nearness and full focus of her audience....   [tags: HIV, AIDS, Rhetoric, Africa]

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Hiv / Aids Affecting The Global Population

- HIV/AIDS Affecting the Global Population All around the world people are united not only by cultural traits, practices, politics, and beliefs, but also by diseases that we all share amongst us as a human race. Different pandemics have scarred the lives of people and some are even incurable. Human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immunodeficiency virus, also known as HIV/AIDS, has been a pandemic that affects the global population for nearly a century. It affects people of all ages from unborn children to seniors and is something that has no cure as of today....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Immune system, Sexual intercourse]

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- 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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The Hiv / Aids Throughout The United States

- The HIV/AIDS in the United States In 2015, specifically in LA downtown, I met Sara, who is an African American girl who was suffering from HIV virus. She told me her sadly story when she was having sexual things with random people just because of having money. She didn’t have any knowledge about this virus. So, because of that, she got the HIV virus, and she thanked god that she treated so long to be clean. So, some people in this world don’t know what the AIDS means. So, the AIDS is a dangerous virus that attack cells human’s immune system, and if the people who didn’t treat themselves in the hospital, they probably are going to die....   [tags: HIV, AIDS, Sexual intercourse, Immune system]

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The Effects Of Hiv / Aids On The Immune System

- The Effect of HIV/AIDS On The Immune System The bodies immune response is built upon humoral immunity by use of B Lymphocytes, and cell-mediated immunity by T lymphocytes. The cell-mediated immunity is necessary in defense from viruses, such as HIV. Helper T cells, one of the T-lymphocytes, are especially essential to the immune system, as they regulate and control the immune system. Under normal circumstances, helper T cells make contact with a virus via CD4 proteins found on the surface of the cells, leading to a release of cytokines, which “enhance the actions of macrophages and NK cells” (Stanfield 2013)....   [tags: AIDS, Immune system, T helper cell, HIV]

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Hiv ( Immunodeficiency ) Or Aids ( Acquired Immune )

- HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) or AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) have been affecting the world for a few decades. This virus affects so many lives and it has not ceased. According to the CDC, HIV is a virus that spreads through certain body fluids that attack the body’s immune system (2012). Some researchers say that the origin may have come from Central Africa. People that have HIV can progress through three stages of the virus. The first stage is the acute HIV infection. The second stage is the clinical latency (HIV inactivity or dormancy)....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Immune system, Sexual intercourse]

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Please Cure Aids At A Long Time

- Please Cure Aids My Uncle has been sick for a long time. He finally went to the hospital. They told him that his liver has completely failed and the he has full blown AIDS. They think that he has had it for 4 years because it is so advanced. He is currently in the hospital but they will be discharging him within the next couple of weeks and he will be on disability for the rest of his life. I have always been very close to him and this is very hard for me to deal with. He is 42 he think he had got it from one of his girlfriend he been with throughout the last 6 years....   [tags: HIV, AIDS, Immune system, Sexual intercourse]

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Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome ( Aids )

- Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), is a disease that develops from the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and it directly affects the immune system. AIDS is possibly one of the most serious infectious disease present. In 2013, an estimated number of around 35 million people worldwide were affected with HIV/AIDS. Of these, 3.2 million were children aged 15 or below. Most of these children were from sub-Saharan Africa, and were found to be infected by their HIV-positive mothers during pregnancy or breastfeeding....   [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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Using Hiv / Aids As An Example Of Public Health Surveillance

- 1. Using HIV/AIDS as an example to discuss why public health authorities need to conduct public health surveillance and to describe how surveillance system is managed in Australia (9 marks) (up to 800 words) The term public health surveillance has been defined as ‘the continuous, systematic collection, analysis and interpretation of health-related data needed for the planning, implementation, and evaluation of public health practice’ (WHO, 2016). Consequently, the fundamental goal of public health surveillance is to collect information as to prevent, control and take action in relation to all forms of diseases, including HIVAIDS....   [tags: Epidemiology, Public health, AIDS]

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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

- HIV CARE PLAN 2 HIV CARE PLAN 9 HIV Care plan Mitcherlean Thompson South University Running head: HIV CARE PLAN 1 HIV Care plan HIV has been around for more than thirty years and apparently, through education, television commercials, and magazine ads discussing this disease, a stigma is still associated with this disease. Even though Rock Hudson was the first well known celebrity to die of AIDS and Magic Johnson is living with HIV, why does this stigma, still exist (Relf, Flores, & Biederman, 2014)....   [tags: AIDS, Immune system, HIV, Infectious disease]

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Hiv / Aids Has Wreaked On All Parts Of The Globe

- Since its discovery in the early 1980s, HIV/AIDS has infected almost 80 million people across the world, and 40 million of them have died from AIDS-related causes (Harmon, 2016). Therefore, this infectious, terminable disease has become a worldwide epidemic that has forced humanity to respond to it with the same vigor that the disease has attacked mankind. For the past 30 years, HIV/AIDS has wreaked havoc on all parts of the globe establishing an interesting and morbid history and having a historical impact on health, medicine, research, and people....   [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 ( Immunodeficiency ) And Aids ( Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome )

- HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) and AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) have long been a source of controversy in the scientific community and are a center for many debates in the scientific community. Some of these debates regard: the origin of the disease, way it is transferred, and who can get infected. Biologists and Darwinists alike find gaps in these questions, because of which many theories have been developed to try and explain the transfer from primates to humans. Some of these theories include but are not limited to: the ‘hunter’ theory, the Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV) theory, and the contaminated needle theory....   [tags: AIDS, Immune system, HIV, Immunodeficiency]

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Hiv / Aids Education And Promotion Of Safe Sex

- HIV/AIDS was first diagnosed in China in 1985, and spread rapidly from 1989 among injecting drug users clustered in Yunnan province. Over the past two decades, HIV/AIDS prevalence has increased significantly due to several factors, including a higher population of migrant workers and the rise of the market economy (Jia et al., para. 8). HIV/AIDS prevalence is significantly higher in specific population groups in the country, including female sex workers, injection drug users, and men who have sex with men (Qian et al., p....   [tags: HIV, AIDS, Condom, Sexual intercourse]

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

- The CDC published a Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report on June 5, 1981 describing cases of a rare lung infection, Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP), accompanied by other unusual infections, in five young, previously healthy, gay men in Los Angeles. By the time the report was published, two of the men had died. This marked the first official reporting of what is now known as the AIDS epidemic. It wasn’t until September 24, 1982, however, when the CDC used the term AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) for the first time....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Homosexuality, Pneumocystis pneumonia]

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Antiretroviral Drugs Are The Most Effective Response For The Aids Crisis

- Antiretroviral drugs are the most effective response to the AIDS crisis in Africa. Discuss. In the past three years, expanding access to antiretroviral therapy (ART) for HIV/AIDS has become a global objective and a national priority for many countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Antiretroviral (ARVs) is the cornerstone of HIV/AIDS management, as there is currently no cure nor vaccine available for HIV. In the developed world, the disease first spread among homosexuals, intravenous drug users and recipients of infected blood transfusion, before reaching the wider population....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Antiretroviral drug, Africa]

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AIDS in Botswana

- AIDS in Botswana Botswana has disturbing statistics related to AIDS, when compared to those of a developed nation like Australia. Life expectancy is 40 in Botswana, compared to 80 in Australia. This difference is mainly due to AIDS. Without AIDS in Botswana, the life expectancy would be about 64. In having such a low life expectancy, Botswana has had to deal with many problems. Workers are being taken in their prime, and many children are left orphaned without a primary caregiver. This means that less work will be done, and it will be done less efficiently....   [tags: Free AIDS Essays]

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Aids : A Severe Loss Of The Body 's Cellular Immunity

- AIDS Intro: Aids is a disease where there is a severe loss of the body 's cellular immunity, greatly lowering the resistance to infection and malignancy. Can be spread through any type of unprotected sex if one of the partners has the virus. This can happen when body fluids such as semen, vaginal fluids, blood or other forms of DNA such as from an infected person get into the body of someone who is not infected. can be transmitted with contaminated blood, sharing contaminated needles or other sharp objects, and even between mothers and their child during pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Immune system, Blood]

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Hiv / Aids : A Dangerous Disease That Affects The Immune System

- HIV/AIDS is a dangerous disease that affects the immune system. Once you have the HIV virus in your body you cannot get rid of it, it is there for life. That is why there are many key points that could help in our fight against HIV/AIDS. Some major points are communication, education, and testing. People not only in Africa, need to talk about it, they need to be aware of it, and they need to get the care they need to fight it. Many people tend to be ethnocentric towards HIV/AIDS in Africa. When people think HIV positive or ADIS they tend to imagine Africans who have been in many relationships or an African woman who got raped....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Immune system, Africa]

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- AIDS is a life and death issue. To have the AIDS disease is at present a sentence of slow but inevitable death. I've already lost one friend to AIDS. I may soon lose others. My own sexual behavior and that of many of my friends has been profoundly altered by it. In my part of the country, one man in 10 may already be carrying the AIDS virus. While the figures may currently be less in much of the rest of the country, this is changing rapidly. There currently is neither a cure, nor even an effective treatment, and no vaccine either....   [tags: Free AIDS Essays]

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AIDS In Africa

- AIDS in Africa Spreading rampant throughout the African continent, AIDS is killing any and all who cross its path. “As the death toll from AIDS recedes in America, Africa is reeling from an epidemic of Biblical proportions. South of the Sahara, AIDS is worse than anywhere else in the world, and this catastrophe is transforming the continent forever” (Schoofs part 5). Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, better known as AIDS “is a virus that weakens the immune system and subjects the patient to opportunistic diseases such as pneumonia and tuberculosis....   [tags: Disease Research Papers AIDS]

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Aids Prevention Organization : Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

- Aids Prevention Organization Name: Abdulaziz Almezaiel Aids Prevention Organization Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome is caused by the HIV. The first cases of AIDS were reported in 1981 and since then AIDS has develop into one of the world’s most grave health as well as development challenges (UNAIDS. 2011). According to UNAID, currently “ there are about 35 million people who have HIV while tens of millions have died of infections related to AIDS ever since the start of the endemic” (UNAIDS....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Tuberculosis, Antiretroviral drug]

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- 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]

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AIDS in Africa

- The new century has allowed the worlds nations to take a new outlook on the world. It has given them a chance to decide what the pressing issues are to solve, and think of ways to solve them. The UN has set the year 2000, as the year to unite the world's nations in order to make the world one. One of the issues that the world's nations are faced with is the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa. Even though is can be targeted to one area, this is still a world issue, because of the western worlds role in creating their instability....   [tags: Free AIDS Essays]

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- 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]

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We Must Find a Cure for AIDS

- AIDS is a very complicated infection. It is not only infecting individuals, but it also infecting our society. Until a cure is reach it will continue to plague human society. No person will ever be truly safe. Our government needs to keep spending money on research to develop a cure for AIDS. To fully understand why our government should continue to spend its funds on AIDS research one must first understand AIDS. No one actually knows where AIDS comes from. Americans say that it originated in Africa....   [tags: AIDS Essays]

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Case Study on Aids and Condoms

- Case Study on Aids and Condoms The AIDS virus is spreading rapidly throughout India and Brazil. Due to the differences in culture and political policies, these two countries are attacking the AIDS epidemic problem in two totally different ways. On one hand, Brazil plans to spend hundreds of millions of dollars for teaching public AIDS awareness mainly to married women and Carnival goers. In comparison, India's government has identified specific targets of their society in order to reach the public and spread the information about AIDS awareness....   [tags: Free AIDS Essays]

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AIDS: The Search for a Cure

- AIDS: The Search for a Cure 788,400 minutes In 1999 the New York health department released figures indicating that after diagnosis of full blown AIDS, patients had an average of 19 months left to live: 788,400 minutes. These figures with only about 20 years of knowledge to work with: the AIDS virus didn’t start appearing in the United States until the late seventies, and was unacknowledged until the 80’s, making AIDS research a relatively new field. First stigmatized and associated with unsafe homosexual sex and then mainstreamed when professional basketball player Magic Johnson announced he was infected, AIDS awareness has come a long way....   [tags: Free AIDS Essays]

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Is AIDS taking over the world?

- Is AIDS taking over the world. A disease is an abnormality of an animal or plant, caused by a pathogenic organism. Therefore, disease resistance is the ability to withstand the attack of these pathogens and remain virtually unaffected. The disease may be infectious (communicable), caused by invading organisms that live parasitically on or within the body. The disease causing organisms include viruses, some bacteria and certain other organisms that may be passed from person to person – e.g. Plasmodium that causes malaria....   [tags: Free AIDS Essays]

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The Stigma of HIV/ AIDS

- From the moment scientists identified HIV and AIDS, social responses of fear, denial, stigma and discrimination have accompanied the epidemic. Discrimination has spread rapidly, fuelling anxiety and prejudice against the groups most affected, as well as those living with HIV or AIDS. It goes without saying that HIV and AIDS are as much about social phenomena as they are about biological and medical concerns. Across the world the global epidemic of HIV/AIDS has shown itself capable of triggering responses of compassion, solidarity and support, bringing out the best in people, their families and communities....   [tags: Disease Aids Stigma Essays]

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AIDS in Africa

- The AIDS epidemic has reached disastrous proportions on the continent of Africa. Over the past two decades, two thirds of the more than 16 million people in the world infected with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), which causes AIDS, live in sub-Saharan Africa. It is now home to the largest number of people infected, with 70 percent of the world’s HIV infected population. The problem of this ongoing human tragedy is that Africa is also the least equipped region in the world to cope with all the challenges posed by the HIV virus....   [tags: HIV AIDS essays research papers]

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All About HIV and AIDS

- AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome); HIV is the etiological agent of AIDS leaving the body vulnerable to a variety of life threatening diseases (8). Transmission: AIDS is transmitted from the HIV virus through blood, semen, vaginal secretions, and breast milk to others from infected host (1). The virus can be spread through sexual contact by oral, vaginal, or anal sex; receiving a blood transfusion, injection involving needles, artificial insemination and organ transplants from an infected donor....   [tags: The AIDS Epidemic 2015]

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The AIDS Quilt: Another Dimension

- The AIDS Quilt: Another Dimension "Jones originally envisioned the AIDS quilt as a message that would call upon the conscience of the nation." (Sturken 186) "The AIDS quilt raises the question of the purpose of mourning. For whom do we mourn when we mourn. The foregrounding of the needs of the living and the creation of a community through the quilt point to mourning not simply as a process for remembering the dead and marking the meaning and value of their lives but also an attempt to create something out of that loss." (Sturken 199) Although the AIDS quilt is thought of by most to be a mourning device, there are in fact panels in the quilt that actually oppose the idea of mourning....   [tags: Free AIDS Essays]

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The HIV & AIDS Virus

- Citations - news, treatment information, and other resources. HIV and AIDS Activities - information from the FDA Office of Special Health Issues. 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 ... CDC-NCHSTP-Divisions of HIV/AIDS Prevention (DHAP) Home Page - ......   [tags: HIV, AIDS, Health]

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AIDS: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

- HIV and Aids affect more than roughly thirty million people worldwide. Race, sex and age have nothing to do with who can get this disease, however, the race with the highest number of infected people happens to be Caucasian males ages 25-44. About forty-five percent of the 641,000 AIDS cases in the U.S. have been white people. Blacks aren’t far behind with over 35 percent of cases, and Hispanics have about 20 percent of all cases. Asians have less than anyone does, with 1 percent. Of the estimated 30.6 million people worldwide living with this horrible, life-threatening disease in 1997, about 68 percent were living in sub-Saharan Africa....   [tags: AIDS Essays]

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Hiv / Aids Prevention Care And Support Project

- makes the public unable to get proper health education on many problems including HIV/AIDS and its consequences. Socio-Ecological Risk Model Individual— IV drug use, early age at first sexual encounter, multiple sexual partners, poverty, inability to afford condoms, improper use of condoms, gender, lack of education, low access to HIV testing and treatment, traditional medicine Interpersonal— polygamy and other traditions, social stigmas, bias against circumcision, rape, false beliefs about HIV/AIDS Community— lack of HIV education programs, cultural stigmas, lack of testing, counselling, and treatment programs, prevalence of sex workers Society— lack of or low funding for HIV/AIDS programs...   [tags: AIDS, Sexually transmitted disease, HIV, Condom]

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