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- Scientists have concluded, based on mathematical research, that the virus that lead to the epidemic of AIDS can be traced all the way back to 1930, somewhere around Central Africa. Bette Korber, of the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, presented this conclusion at the Conference of Retroviruses. The notion that HIV was introduced in contaminated oral polio vaccines in Africa between the years of 1957 and 1961 has been often debated and challenged. The results presented by Korber, not only refute the before mentioned allegations, but also move us toward finding out where the virus really came from and in which direction it is heading in the future....   [tags: AIDS Essays]

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- AIDS HIV and/or AIDS is a life threatening disease that is affecting society today. It is a serious epidemic that is threatening millions of lives around the world. A person can become HIV infected thorough the sharing syringes or through vaginal or anal sex, one does not become infected from the air as some might think. It is infected through the blood. Testing positive for human immunodefiency virus or HIV, means that you carry the antibodies, you can be HIV infected and not have AIDS, AIDS occurs in later stage of infection....   [tags: AIDS Essays]

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HIV and AIDS: How Has It Developed?

- How Has It Developed. Only within the last two decades have HIV and AIDS become largely visible in the United States and across the globe. It may appear that there is virtually a void in legislation dealing with HIV and AIDS because of the relatively recent increase in public awareness. Perhaps, though, this lack of legislation should not be surprising considering the fact that almost no other specific illnesses are the target of direct legislation. The rights of patients are often the topic of new laws; however, exact diseases or disorders are not usually expounded upon in these broader forms of legislation....   [tags: HIV AIDS Diseases Health Essays]

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AIDS Epidemic

- A minute has gone by; has anything changed. You may not see a sudden change but in that minute, six children became infected with HIV, which totals 8,500 children and young people becoming infected with HIV a day. HIV stands for Human immunodeficiency virus. A person who has HIV is susceptible to many different diseases and viral infections, because the virus gradually destroys the immune system. Once a person becomes infected with HIV, they will eventually enter the deadly last stage called AIDS....   [tags: Free AIDS Essays]

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Aids Epidemic

- HIV/Aids Epidemic HIV/AIDs is a huge epidemic still plaguing society today. The lack of knowledge and technical advances has caused an increasing number of cases. It has made its way around the world since the 1940s, causing countries to join together in the fight against AIDs. With all the campaigning that has been done the numbers of cases continue to rise. Countries have separated the disease into three patterns to make it easier to distinguish the effects that AIDs has on different regions of the world....   [tags: Free AIDS Essays]

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- When AIDS first emerged, no-one could have predicted how the epidemic would spread across the world and how many millions of lives it would change. There was no real idea what caused it, and consequently, no real idea how to protect against it. Now, in 2004, we know from bitter experience that AIDS is caused by the virus HIV, and that it can devastate families, communities and whole continents. We have seen the epidemic knock decades off countries’ national development, widen the gulf between rich and poor nations and push already-stigmatized groups closer to the margins of society....   [tags: Free AIDS Essays]

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Aids, Poverty and Ignorance in South Africa

- Aids, Poverty and Ignorance in South Africa Twenty years after the first clinical evidence of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) was reported, it has become the most devastating disease humankind has ever faced. Since the epidemic began, more than 60 million people have been infected with the virus worldwide. Data shows an estimated 57,520,805 infected people around the world with that number increasing by approximately 1,400 people per day (redribbon.co.za). AIDS is now the leading cause of death in sub-Saharan Africa....   [tags: South Africa AIDS Disease Health Essays]

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Developing Antiviral Therapies to Cure HIV and AIDS

- Developing Antiviral Therapies to Cure HIV and AIDS When the disease called aids was first discovered to be a virus in the 80’s, many pharmacies prepared for this widely spread disease by stocking up on antibiotics. These antibiotics however, were only designed to treat bacterial infections. It was at this time that scientist discovered that this disease was actually caused by a virus and not bacteria. Because the AIDS virus was so widely spread it prompted scientists to search for a way to cure diseases that were caused by viruses....   [tags: Free AIDS Essays]

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- AIDS Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, better known as AIDS, is caused by the incurable HIV virus. AIDS is a deadly disease that deteriorates the immune system. There are two groups of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), HIV-1 that occurs throughout the world and HIV-2 that mainly occurs in Africa. The HIV virus enters the white blood cells and takes over the reproductive system of that cell and uses the system to reproduce itself. The white blood cell dies and the new HIV cells infect other white blood cells and repeat the process....   [tags: Free AIDS Essays]

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- AIDS Aids is a disease that effects the immune system. Your immune system is unable to fight off diseases, viruses, and infections. Aids usually makes you very skinny and tired, and it effects the nerves system in your brain. You also can get certain cancers from aids especially Kaposi’s sarcoma, are purple lesions on the skin, and tumors known as B-cell lymphomas. Aids can be transmitted through several ways by blood, through intimate sexual contact, from infected mothers to there babies in there uterus, and even through infected mother’s milk....   [tags: Free AIDS Essays]

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- AIDS AIDS, is known as, the acquired immune deficiency syndrome and is the disease caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The virus is transmitted from one person to another through means of intimate sexual contact or exchange of blood or bodily fluids “(whether from contaminated hypodermic needles or syringes, transfusions of infected blood, or transmission from an infected mother to her child before or during birth)” (Schaefer; p. 119). AIDS has become a worldwide epidemic that has struck every identifiable group....   [tags: Free AIDS Essays]

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- AIDS “ AIDS is actually the final stage... of infection with what we know as the AIDS virus” (Langone 8). “ AIDS is... also accepted as a syndrome, a collection of specific, life- threatening... infections and symptoms that is the result of an underlying immune deficiency - a deficiency not caused by any known conditions and illnesses other than infection with the AIDS virus” (8). There is one main explanation of how AIDS started and came to America. Scientists believe that when the Portuguese took Africans to Japan, the Africans got AIDS from the monkeys (63)....   [tags: Free AIDS Essays]

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- AIDS Invades Rural America AIDS has been a problem in the United States for many years now. However, many people view victims of AIDS as homosexuals or drug users; this is no longer the case. AIDS is now being spread through teenagers in rural America. Many problems have arisen from the increasing number of victim in smaller America cities where hospitals and doctors are not able to provide suffienct treatment because of a lack of funding and experience. Also, the young adults that have no contracted the virus are victims of emotional and verbal abuse, because small-town America is not used to dealing with the AIDS virus....   [tags: Free AIDS Essays]

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- The media is full of aids stories these days. Articles in different newspapers and magazines headline the death of celebrities, new aids tests, and controversies about who should be tested, promising advances in the research labs, and frustrating and tragic problems of coping with the disease using the treatments available today. Aids is not only pervading the newspapers and magazines, but the television fare as well, not only the news items and features, but also in dramas sitcoms and soap operas....   [tags: Free AIDS Essays]

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- To talk about AIDS today, one has also to talk about sexuality. Nowadays AIDS is largely related to sexual activities since AIDS is a consequence of the virus HIV, which can be transmitted during sexual relations. The movie that we saw, Philadelphia, deals with this. It tells the story of a homosexual man who contracted HIV during sexual intercourse with another man. After some years he starts to suffer from AIDS and the discrimination that came along with it. He was a successful lawyer, and was fired only because he had AIDS....   [tags: Free AIDS Essays]

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- Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is caused by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). "The virus was discovered in France in 1983 and in the United States in 1984. In the United States, it was initially identified in 1981. In 1986, a second virus, now called HIV-2, was also discovered in Africa.(Bookshelves)" Female prostitutes in Africa probably spread it very quickly. AIDS became a huge crisis of major proportions in parts of Africa. It is my own strongly held opinion, and that of most medical and research community world wide, that the AIDS epidemic is a serious problem....   [tags: Free AIDS Essays]

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- “Nearly 90 percent of Russia’s HIV infections occur among addicts sharing dirty needles” (Klesius, p.35). This percentage from a National Geographic magazine would differ heavily from that of the United States. The Henry J Kaiser Family Foundation reported that through the year 2002 in the state of Colorado that only 9% of aids cases in the state were due to injection drug use and 25% on the national level. (Kaiser Family Foundation) In the United States, Men who have sex with men would more closely share Russia’s dirty needle problem for being the number 1 cause for AIDS transmission with 46% in the U.S....   [tags: Free AIDS Essays]

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- AIDS is a serious (often fatal) disease of the immune system transmitted through blood products especially by sexual contact or contaminated needles. It is the most serious outcome of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection. People with AIDS often suffer lung, brain, eye and other organ disease along with debilitating weight loss, diarrhea, candidacies, dementia, toxoplasmosis and a type of cancer called Kaposi's Sarcoma, and makes the immune system weak and therefore less able to fight certain infections and diseases....   [tags: Free AIDS Essays]

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- AIDS AIDS is Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. High risk groups include homosexual or bisexual men, intravenous drug users who share needles, the sexual partners of those in high risk groups, infants born to mothers with HIV, and persons who received blood transfusions or clotting products between 1977 and 1985 (prior to standard screening for the virus in the blood). In the United States, AIDS is the fifth leading cause of death among persons between ages 25 and 44. The Center of Disease Control has estimated that about 2.2 million Americans were infected with HIV virus as of January 1998 and that just about 30.6 million people worldwide were infected with HIV....   [tags: Free AIDS Essays]

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- Acquired immune deficiency syndrome, or AIDS, is a currently recognized disease. It is caused by infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which attacks selected cells in the immune system and causes them to function defectively. These deficiencies may not be apparent for years. They lead to the suppression of the immune system's ability to combat harmful organisms. This leaves the body open to invasion by various infections, which are called opportunistic diseases, and to the development of unusual cancers....   [tags: Free AIDS Essays]

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- Aids The issue of HIV/AIDS has been a developing concern since the early 1980's. It is an issue that has sparked fear in everyone, but "society" has narrowed it down to certain people that can contract the AIDS virus. The stereotypical "AIDS" victim is not an IV drug user or a practicing homosexual; it is anyone, anyone who has unprotected sex, anyone who has had a blood transfusion in the past twenty years, or anyone who was innocently brought into the world by an infected mother. As unfair as it is, HIV/AIDS can attack someone whom society would have never "branded" as a stereotypical AIDS victim....   [tags: Free AIDS Essays]

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- Michelle Lee Pelletier & Sarah Smith December, 16, 1998 Mr. Marquis Honors Chemistry Aids A.I.D.S is an epidemic of the nineties. There are over one million people infected with the HIV in the United States, and over 250,000 cases of Aids. The World Health Organization estimates that there are between five and ten million infected with the H.I.V virus. This number is rising steadily. A.I.D.S is the end result of H.I.V, and to this day there is no cure. H.I.V was discovered in 1981, but not until 1984 was it proven to be the cause of A.I.D.S....   [tags: Free AIDS Essays]

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- "Somewhere among the million children who go to New York's publicly financed schools is a seven-year-old child suffering from AIDS. A special health and education panel had decided, on the strength of the guidelines issued by the federal Centers for Disease Control, that the child would be no danger to his classmates. Yet, when the school year started on September 9th, several thousand parents in two school districts in the borough of Queens kept their children at home. Fear of plague can be as pernicious, and contagious, as the plague itself(Fear of dying 1)." This article was written in 1985....   [tags: Free AIDS Essays]

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- AIDS The United Nations AIDS organization released disturbing estimates Thursday of the seemingly relentless expansion of the HIV pandemic. At a time when many Americans are increasingly optimistic that state-of-the- art drug therapy might eliminate the virus, HIV is taking a heavy toll worldwide. According to the agency, every minute of every day somewhere in the world, six people become infected with HIV: 7,500 adults per day and 1,000 children. About 30 million people have acquired the virus during the last 15 years; 6.4 million of them have died of AIDS....   [tags: Free AIDS Essays]

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- AIDS Is the message getting through. We already know enough about AIDS to prevent its spread, but ignorance, complacency, fear and bigotry continue to stop many from taking adequate precautions. We know enough about how the infection is transmitted to protect ourselves from it without resorting to such extremes as mandatory testing, enforced quarantine or total celibacy. But too few people are heeding the AIDS message. Perhaps many simply don't like or want to believe what they hear, preferring to think that AIDS "can't happen to them." Experts repeatedly remind us that infective agents do not discriminate, but can infect any and everyone....   [tags: Free AIDS Essays]

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- The acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) was initially recognized in the first half of the twentieth century and has since become a major worldwide epidemic (“Discovery Health”). Debate about the origin of AIDS has enticed considerable concern and controversy since the advent of the epidemic. It is has been proven that AIDS is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) by stimulating the destruction and functional impairment of cells in the immune system, potentially destroying the human body’s ability to fight infection (“CDC”)....   [tags: Free AIDS Essays]

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- AIDS Aids stand for Acquired Immune Defiency Syndrome, which is the final and the most serious stage of the HIV Disease and it causes damage to the immune system. Between the ages of twenty five to forty four, AIDS is the fifth leading cause of death. Since the start of HIV disease forty seven million have been infected in the world. The Human Immunodeficiency Virus is what causes aids. This virus attacks the immune system and leaves the body open a lot of illnesses and cancers. Aids are transmitted through sexual contact, through blood, or from mother to the child....   [tags: Free AIDS Essays]

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AIDs

- A.I.D.S Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome A.I.D.S., also known as Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, is a disorder of the body’s immune system. In A.I.D.S. the body stops producing some of its important natural defenses against disease. Victims often die from disease of infections they cannot fight. A.I.D.S is the result of an infection known as HIV, human immunodeficiency virus. A person with HIV gradually loses function of their immune system, becoming less able to fight off common colds and virus, thus eventually leading to death....   [tags: Free AIDS Essays]

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We Must Prevent the Spread of HIV/AIDS

- HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. HIV is the virus that causes AIDS. However, being HIV-positive, or having HIV disease, is not the same as having AIDS. When a person is infected with HIV the immune system tries to fight off the virus and does make some antibodies, but these antibodies are not able to defeat HIV. Some people do not feel ill at all when they are first infected. They may have no symptoms for a long time. However, some symptoms of HIV infection may include: “extreme tiredness, sometimes combined with headache, dizziness or lightheadedness; swollen glands in the neck, armpits or groin; continued fever or night sweats; weight loss of more than 10 pounds which is not d...   [tags: Aids Disorders Health Medical Essays]

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HIV/AIDS Awareness

- HIV/AIDS Awareness How would you feel if you saw a four-year-old girl have to watch her mother die a slow painful death from AIDS. Well this is what millions of children face everyday living in Africa. Do you ever stop and think about how lucky you are to live a happy and healthy life or do you just take it for granted. An estimated 25 million adults and children are living with HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa, and AIDS has orphaned an estimated twelve million children. HIV/AIDS is one of the biggest challenges the world faces today....   [tags: HIV and AIDS]

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The Oppression of Women Drives The AIDS Epidemic in Africa

- The Oppression of Women Drives The AIDS Epidemic in Africa Africa is facing a devastating crisis with respect to the AIDS epidemic, currently accounting for over 70% of the world's HIV-positive population. There are, of course, many factors that drive the explosive transmission of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus, but in the tangled web that is the epidemic in Africa, many of these issues share a common thread. The oppression of women in Africa can be considered the virus' cultural vector. Females are rendered powerless in African societies, and existing gender inequalities are largely responsible for the spread of the disease....   [tags: Disease AIDS Essays Africa Women]

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The Pharmaceutical Industry and the AIDS Crisis in Developing Countries

- · Describe the nature of supplying drugs to emerging markets at an affordable price without undermining their profits · Research and analyse in depth the effectiveness of one proposed policy response to this issue. Introduction 1 2001 saw a flurry of events, as highlighted in the excepts of the case study, which caused an awareness by the international community of the inequality between rich and poor nations in the care and treatment of people living with HIV/AIDS. 2 Epitomized by the lawsuit against the South African government, the drug companies "want desperately to be seen helping fight the global AIDS crisis… but the companies also remain unwavering in their defense of patents, even i...   [tags: AIDS Vaccine Drugs Supply Demand]

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The Controversy Over HIV/AIDS Disclosure Law

- Abstract Forty million people worldwide are infected with the HIV virus. About six percent of them will not inform their intimate partners about their health condition. Many efforts that have been made over the past decade towards establishing a HIV/AIDS law, have finally paid off. The act of disclosing the virus was written in 1990. It caused quite a stir among the citizens of the United States. Many people concluded that there were holes in the disclosure law concerning HIV/AIDS because it lacked complete thought....   [tags: Biology Medical Biomedical Disease HIV AIDS]

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HIV/AIDS Research

- HIV/AIDS Research Every part of African society from teachers to soldiers is under attack from Aids with over 30% of the adult population infected in some countries, the United Nations says in a new report. 80% of the world's deaths from AIDS occur in Africa, which at current rate is estimated to be 34 million people to have been infected with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa, since the start of the pandemic and 11.4 million are estimated to have died. This epidemic is creating instability in an already fragile African economy....   [tags: HIV, AIDS, Health]

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The Black Death, Smallpox, Aids, And Aids

- When Plague Strikes- The Black Death, Smallpox, AIDS McKenzie Bowles May 8, 2016 Biology Introduction The book When Plague Strikes, is about 3 deadly diseases. It 's about the Black Death, Smallpox, and AIDS. Each of these diseases can cause a serious outrage of death. The book also tells about how doctors try to come up with treatments, medicines, and antibiotics to try and cure these diseases. All these diseases got the best out of everyone. Some people reacted differently than others with these diseases....   [tags: Black Death, Bubonic plague, Plague]

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The Outbreak of AIDS

- In 1981, a disease was discovered that no one knew about before. It caused so much fear that people were scared to talk, hug, or shake hand with those who were affected by the disease. This terrifying disease was AIDS. This paper explains the origin, the symptom, the treatment and the prevention of AIDS. According to Nicoli Nattrass (2013) “Immunodeficiency virus (HIV) originated from cross-species transmission of the simian immunodeficiency virus from primates to humans. When they first saw it in 1981 scientists didn’t know what this new disease was (Nattrass,” 2013)....   [tags: Origin, Symptoms, Treatment, Prevention]

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HIV and AIDS

- Desire to have sex is the result of epidemic widespread of infectious diseases such as HIV and AIDS across the globe. The urge to satisfy sexual desires and lust are the core cause for the transmission of HIV/AIDS from one gender to another. In the case of Mexico, men are mostly to blame for the transmission of infectious disease because of their homosexual activities during their work time in the United States. The argument of this book review revolves around the uncontrollable sexual desires of men, and the lack of available reproductive health institution and care for men are in close relation to the spreading of diseases such as HIV and AIDS The book “Fixing Men: Sex, Birth Control and A...   [tags: disease, sexual desire, men, reproductive health]

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Aids and HIV

- Aids and HIV HIV and Aids are sexually transmitted diseases. HIV and Aids can be transmitted several different ways. Some of those ways include sexual intercourse, sharing needles, and bodily fluids. You cannot get Aids or HIV from insect bites, donating blood or casual contact. Aids and HIV were thought to have come from monkeys.HIV can turn into Aids if you don’t know you have it.HIV takes about ten years to turn into AIDS. That is why it is important to get tested for the disease. HIV is what causes AIDS....   [tags: disease, medical, medicine]

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AIDs in Zimbabwe

- The prevalence of AIDs in the African countries has come to be more apparent as the rates of those who have AIDs has increased over the past few years. Zimbabwe is a third world country where many facilities are not available as well as health oriented programs, many people are living under deplorable conditions which also contributes to their risk of infection. Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome or AIDs caused by HIV, is a disease that is caused by sexual intercourse with those of who are infected with it, AIDs can also be caused by prenatal transmission, and if the mother were to have AIDs then the child would also be infected....   [tags: social issues, african countries]

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AIDS in Africa

- “It all started as a rumour...Then we found we were dealing with a disease. Then we realised that it was an epidemic. And, now we have accepted it as a tragedy”- Chief Epidemiologist in Kampala, Uganda. Aids has been a tragic epidemic throughout Africa since 1982. More than one million adults and children die every year from HIV/AIDS in Africa alone. Although a cure for the problem has yet to be discovered, an abundant amount of organizations are helping to alleviate the problem of aids today all over the world in hopes to develop an aids free future....   [tags: history, uganda, epidemic, uganda]

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AIDS and HIV

- HIV, or the Human Immunodeficiency Virus, is a virus which damages and kills cells of the immune system. It attacks the T-cells, key cells of the immune system, and uses them to make copies of itself. After being infected with the virus it progressively interferes and eventually destroys the immune system's ability to fight the anti-genes. HIV may develop into the syndrome AIDS, the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. HIV is an STD - a sexually transmitted disease - and therefore most commonly it is spread through sexual contact, and the virus mainly enters the body through the penis, mouth, lining of the vagina or vulva during sexual activity....   [tags: health, inmune system]

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Hijras and AIDS

- What are Hijras. Are they male or female. Hijras believe that they are neither male nor female (Patel, 2010). Hijras struggle with their social status, some are accepted and some are excluded, it depends on the location (Patel, 2010). Because of the struggle with social status, some Hijras go into sex work, which brings into play HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infection’s. According to Abdullah, Hijras are a major source of spreading various STIs (Abdullah, et al., 2012). In 1999, there were somewhere between 2.5 and three million people with HIV or AIDS in India (Patel, 2010)....   [tags: Transgenders, Social Status]

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HIV/AIDS

- HIV/AIDS No one can be certain about how or when the AIDS virus emerged. The closest related disease would be a simian immunodeficiency virus. This is where the suggestion arose that this disease was first contracted from a primate. It has also been thought that this once primate-only disease had evolved and somehow became transmitted to people. On June 5, 1981, the first report of AIDS hit the United States. The people weren't quite sure of what they were dealing with, so mistakenly, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention released an article concerning a strange outbreak of pneumonia within the male homosexual community....   [tags: HIV and AIDS]

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The Social Consequences of the AIDS in Africa

- One conflict in Africa that has taken a long time to get suitable media attention, with regards to its brutality, is of the quarrel of ordinary African people against AIDS. AIDS is one of the world's most overwhelming diseases developing from the infection of HIV; killing nearly 1.3 million Africans each year. The social consequences of the AIDS epidemic are widely felt, not only in the health sector but also in education, industry, agriculture, and the economy in broad. The AIDS mass in Africa continues to ravage communities, rolling back decades of development progress....   [tags: somalia, senegal, disease]

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AIDS is Now a Global Pandemic

- AIDS IS NOW A GLOBAL PANDEMIC Millions of people worldwide are affected with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus. The origin of HIV not yet has a theory supported by clear evidence. Nobody knows how many people developed AIDS in the early 70s and also it is unknown for certain where the AIDS virus HIV came from, but it is now generally accepted that the origin of AIDS can be linked back to Africa. Mann J.M. (1992, p. 11) reported that “Extensive worldwide spread of HIV started in the in the mid-to late 1970s....   [tags: HIV, stigmatization and discrimination]

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HIV/AIDS

- With reference to one animal or human disease, explain why its economic consequences can vary spatially. Introduction There are many diseases, which produce economic consequences and which can vary in their effect depending on location. Some are Tuberculosis (TB), Malaria, Ebola Virus and AIDs. Throughout this report I am going to focus on the AIDs virus. HIV is the Human immunodeficiency virus, and AIDs is the Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, which it causes. HIV is a slow retrovirus, which means that not only does it take months to show any symptoms and years to develop fully....   [tags: HIV, AIDS, Health]

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Impacts of Tuberculosis and AIDS on Society

- Impacts of Tuberculosis and AIDS on Society Some say history repeats itself, and this is evident with the AIDS and Tuberculosis epidemics. AIDS and TB are so closely associated that their relationship is often described as a co-epidemic (The Link). While they seem to be unrelated they are in fact, the same in many aspects; they exhibit similar symptoms, share similar ways of infecting the body, and have been known to be some of the most deadly infectious diseases in history. There is a strong correlation between epidemics and education: through different media platforms, AIDS and TB created a precedent to inform, rather then scare, the public about the effects of terminal viruses....   [tags: white plague, symptoms, death]

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The Devasting Effects of The AIDS

- Many believe AIDS to be a horrific infection, thus AIDS is an infection that does not effect one unless one catches other infections or sicknesses from it. One can still live a normal life, but one has more risks. Also, at risk, thus AIDS is a devastating infection that not only effects people's health, but also their life around them. AIDS stands for Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (Houle 8). “Acquired” means that the disease is inherited from somebody else who has it (Houle 7). “Immuniodefienciency” means there is an issue with the body's immune system, one's immune system is what cures somebody when they get a cold or any kind of sickness (Houle 8)....   [tags: horrific infection, blood, HIV]

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AIDS and Heterosexuals in the Australian

- Study Overview The study entitled From complacency to panic: AIDS and heterosexuals in the Australian press, July 1986 to June 1988 (Lupton, 1992) reports on the preliminary findings from a content analysis of AIDS news coverage in Australian press from June 1986 to July 1988. When revealing the preliminary varying ideologies in press, Lupton stresses the importance of evaluating how the popular media selects and presents news according to societal interests. Lupton (1992) seeks to point out the common situation in Australia that most people lies on information reported by the media rather than by health professionals....   [tags: homosexual, health, social construction]

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Prevalence of AIDS in African Countries

- The prevalence of AIDs in the African countries has come to be more apparent as the rates of those who have AIDs has increased over the past few years. Zimbabwe is a third world country where many facilities are not available as well as health oriented programs, many people are living under deplorable conditions which also contributes to their risk of infection. Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome or AIDs caused by HIV, is a disease that is caused by sexual intercourse with those of who are infected with it, AIDs can also be caused by prenatal transmission, and if the mother were to have AIDs then the child would also be infected....   [tags: spread of HIV related diseases]

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The Media Influence of the AIDS Virus

- Few modern health issues have received as much media interest and controversy as the AIDS virus. The AIDS virus was first named in 1981 to explain a collection of diseases that developed as a result of a compromised immune system. Individuals who were young and apparently healthy were showing signs of conditions that were typical of those with a severely depressed immune response. It was also noted, at the time, these conditions were limited to the gay community. As the disease became more prevalent, individuals, groups, and communities responded in fear and hatred toward the population they believed to be responsible for this epidemic, the gay community....   [tags: immune, systen, conditions, gay, prejudice]

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The History of AIDS and HIV

- In 1981, The CDC had made a report of cases pertaining to young gay men and a rare lung infection, pneumocystis carinii pneumonia. By June 5, 1981, two out of the five men infected by the disease had died. This is the first the AIDS epidemic is released. (Multiple) At this time, aids was a new disease, there is nothing new about a novel epidemic, which can actually decimate a population. By the time the report was released, within days doctors from all around the world reported similar cases. Shortly after, the CDC receives reports of cases of a rare form of cancer , Kaposi’s Sarcoma, among a group of gay men in New York and California....   [tags: recently discovered diseases and syndrome]

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HIV and AIDS in the Economy

- Scientists and researchers across the globe have been puzzled ever since AIDS and HIV first made their appearance in the 1980s. This epidemic has been the subject of many arguments and fierce debates throughout recent history, with everything from a promiscuous flight attendant to a suspect vaccine program being blamed. HIV, the Human Immunodeficiency Virus, is a virus that kills your body’s necessary ‘CD4 cells” (aka T-helper cells), which keep your body healthy and fight off anything that may be threatening to your life....   [tags: Disease]

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Origin and Evolution of the AIDS Virus

- Introduction: A virus is an infective agent that typically consists of a nucleic acid molecule in a protein coat. It is too small to be seen by light microscopy and is able to multiply only within the living cells of a host. One virus that has received global attention over the last thirty years or so is the HIV/AIDS virus. This virus attacks the body’s immune system, which in turn stops the body’s ability to be able to fight off illness. Thus, people who contract HIV/AIDS are susceptible to death by sicknesses that a healthy individual is able to recover from easily....   [tags: cell, HIV, immune system, HIV-1, health, treatment]

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Hiv / Aids Is A Global Problem

- HIV/AIDS is a global problem. Although 85 percent of HIV/AIDS cases are located in in region of Africa and South Asia, modern transportation and technology foster the rapid spread of people and their products throughout the world (How, Guadamuz, Wei, Chan, & Koe, 2012). Consequently the virus break up without regard for geographic or civil boundaries. The United Nations estimates there are closely 35 million people living with HIV and over 70 percent of the viral infection occur through sex between men and men and men and women and men (CDC, 2012)....   [tags: Homosexuality, LGBT, Sexual intercourse]

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Hiv / Hiv And Aids

- Finally, HIV/AIDS positive individuals experience much higher rates of discrimination in the health care system as well as other areas. HIV/AIDS positive individuals have reported being denied services due to their health status. Herek (1999) describes this as AIDS exceptionalism. AIDS exceptionalism makes accessing needed care much more difficult. One study revealed that 13% of Canadians with HIV/AIDS had been denied care by a surgeon based on their HIV/AIDS status and 14% of Canadian medical residents admitted that they would not treat a person with HIV/AIDS if given the choice (Campbell, 2000)....   [tags: Health care, Medicine, Healthcare]

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AIDS: The Mystery Behind the Curtain

- Human beings will always obtain viruses that try to attack their immune system, but no other virus is as deadly at doing so as the AIDS virus. AIDS is derived from its earlier version known as HIV, once a healthy body acquires HIV it is prone to advancing towards the more deadly version of the virus, AIDS. Viruses are one of the key divisions of minuscule agents which trigger transferable disease. To be put into simple terms, viruses are organisms which contain an inherited operator that permits them to take control of the regular performance of the cells they infect....   [tags: Disease/Disorders]

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Improvement of Aids in Uganda

- Aids is a worldwide pandemic, it is affecting people on every continent, and country. However this paper focuses on Africa, within the county of Uganda. In Uganda, AIDS rate has dropped drastically in the last ten years. Whether it is due to deaths, incorrect calculations, change in behavior or a country coming together as one, this country has worked for several years to reduce the rate of people infected with the disease. Although, Uganda has made commendable progress in improving the fight towards AIDS they still lack and are in much more of improvement....   [tags: disease, progress, fight, education, awareness]

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A Whisper Of Aids By Mary Fisher

- ... Fisher describes her situation. ”though I am white and a mother, I am one with a black infant struggling with tube in Philadelphia hospital. Though I am female and contracted this disease in marriage and enjoy the warm support of my family, I am one with the lovely guy man helting a flicking candle from the cold wind his family’s rejection.” (fihser, 1992). It shows that her current situation, but at the same time, we can adapt her situation to the large audience, especially, the phrase of “I am white and mother…enjoy the warm support of my family…” (Fisher, 1992)....   [tags: Logic, Inductive reasoning, Deductive reasoning]

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HIV and the Condition of AIDS

- Introduction HIV has been a major global issue for over 100 years. It is estimated that 1.6 million people died as a result of this virus in 2012 (“Fact sheet”, 2012). Due to statistics such as the one I just cited, I decided to write this review essay on HIV and the condition of AIDS. As an up and coming scientist, I feel it is imperative that we strive to grow in our understanding of diseases, such as AIDS, so that we can do our part in slowing its spread; also, so that more individuals may be inspired to devote their life’s work to producing a cure....   [tags: health, diseases, prevention]

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Problems Associated With Hiv / Aids

- Problems There are many problems that the people living with HIV/AIDS infection face, such as physical problems, social problems, psychological problems and spiritual problems (Nakawesi et al., 2014). Physical problems included management of different health problems. The physical problems seen in HIV are due to early manifestations of age associated disease, opportunistic infection or by the side effect of ART (Ball, 2014). The common health problems seen in people with HIV/AIDS are heart diseases esp....   [tags: Sexual intercourse, Human sexual behavior]

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Tactical Media and the AIDS Crisis

- When the concept of governance is identified, it is most often associated with states, governments, and large corporations. However, one of the doors that democracy has opened for citizens has led to their ability to influence governance in a method that states, governments, and large corporations are not able to identify with. Concerned citizens and informal project activists have the capacity to motivate and create social change through their use of new media to challenge large issues that are often kept buried by political figures and the state....   [tags: concept of governance]

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Prevalence Of Hiv / Aids Epidemic

- ... Research data indicate that there are a number of social, economic, and individual factors that contribute to the higher rates of HIV/AIDS among the aging Hispanic community. These are summarized below: • Poverty and lack of access to health insurance: Hispanic older adults experience a high rate of poverty and economic insecurity, compared to the larger population in the U.S. Twenty percent of U.S. Hispanic older adults aged 65 and older are poor compared with 10% of the older adult population as a whole....   [tags: Sexual intercourse, Human sexual behavior, HIV]

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Southwest Center For Hiv / Aids

- ... Health innovation refers to the area of study, research and practice that focuses on leading transformative change in health care through innovation, leadership and the creation of new products, processes and systems. The classes I took for the Healthcare Innovation concentration educated me on the biological and medical aspects of health as well as the inner mechanics of healthcare delivery systems. Having a concentration in Global Health educated me on the cultural, sociological, anthropological aspects of health as well as insights on the different types of healthcare organization systems....   [tags: Medicine, Health economics, Research, Healthcare]

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The Psychosocial Changes Of Hiv / Aids

- ... However, the specific recruitment strategy was not discussed. For example, was advertising, word-of-mouth or snowballing techniques used to obtain participants (Friedman et al., 2015). Non- probability, purposive sampling to data saturation was performed to collect sufficient information for the study (Bagnasco, Ghirotto, & Sasso, 2014). As a result, data analysis occurs immediately on an ongoing basis until saturation is reached to answer the aim of the research question: “to explore psychosocial changes” (Bedingfield et al., 2014, p.75; Boeije, 2009)....   [tags: Qualitative research, Focus group, Research]

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The Horror of AIDS Virus

- The Horror of AIDS Virus AIDS is a communicable disease that has the ability to damage the immune system. A communicable disease is a type of disease that can spread from a person to a person. The immune system is a structure that conducts several processes to prevent from getting a disease. “The origins of HIV date back to the late nineteenth or early twentieth century in west-central Africa. AIDS and its cause, HIV, were first identified and recognized in the early 1980s” (What Is AIDS... 1). AIDS is the final stage of the HIV infection....   [tags: communicable disease, immune system]

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HIV and AIDS: The Epidemic

- HIV and AIDS have affected millions of people throughout the world. Since 1981, there have been 25 million deaths due to AIDS involving men, women, and children. Presently there are 40 million people living with HIV and AIDS around the world and two million die each year from AIDS related illnesses. The Center for Disease Control estimates that one-third of the one million Americans living with HIV are not aware that they have it. The earliest known case of HIV was in 1959. It was discovered in a blood sample from a man in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo....   [tags: Disease ]

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AIDS

- Research Paper: AIDS Did you know that in the United States of America the sixth leading cause of death in people from their mid 20’s through their mid 40’s is AIDS (Zuger, 2010). AIDS stands for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome and is a disease derived from the virus known as Human Immunodeficiency Virus. The immune system gets broken down when someone has AIDS and it is basically the highest form of HIV. When a person has HIV, the CD4 cells get infected and start to deteriorate and once the CD4 count is below 200, the person is considered to have AIDS rather than HIV (“Living”, 2005)....   [tags: Medical Conditions]

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Need to Invest in an AIDS Vaccine

- Today, more than 40 million people worldwide live with HIV/AIDS, with 95 percent of the total living in developing countries. Since the beginning of the epidemic in 1981, more than 75 million people have contracted HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, and almost 36 million have died as a result of HIV-related causes. Although currently more people than ever before have access to life-saving antiretroviral therapy for HIV/AIDS, for every person who begins treatment, two or three others become infected with HIV....   [tags: infect, epidemic, technology]

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Life As An HIV/Aids Counselor

- Becoming a Mental Health Counselor for a patient with HIV/Aids is a position of dignity that can be often skewed or unwarranted due to the negative realm our society has placed upon the diagnosis. The main function of the HIV/Aids counselor is to be supportive of his or her infected and affected clients, to listen to their problems and to empower them to solve their problems and better their lives. These abilities can come easy for some; harder for others. I, as an HIV/Aids counselor, will embrace my future clients that seek my services....   [tags: Counseling ]

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The HIV/AIDS Epidemic in China

- China is known as a conservative country where homosexuality, drug use, and premarital sex are not acknowledged as common practices and are not considered problems. However, China is going through a period of rapid social transformation where these practices are becoming visible and being acknowledged by the Chinese. Recently, Chinese officials have recognized and admitted that the country is experiencing a widespread outbreak of HIV/AIDS. Previously, China adopted the position that there was little to no HIV/AIDS in the country, but now officials are admitting that they do in fact have a large population of citizens with HIV/AIDS....   [tags: Epidemics]

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The Hiv / Aids Epidemic

- The HIV/AIDS epidemic was a time of turmoil for the LGBT+ community due to the high transmission risk of HIV/AIDS between homosexuals (Richardson 5). Tension ran high within the community, as different groups experienced different amounts of discrimination for their transmission risk. In particular, scholars found that “tensions between lesbian and bisexual women was much more problematic than tensions between gay and bisexual men” (Udis-Kessler 46). Despite the similarities of lesbian and bisexual women as non-heterosexual women, the two groups are politically divided instead of united....   [tags: LGBT, Homosexuality, Sexual orientation]

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Spread of HIV Aids

- Aids is becoming a very common disease throughout the World. The disease is growing more and more as the years go by. There are many ways to prevent Aids but many choose not too. I will be talking about the facts and figures of Aids. The history behind the disease Aids, and the origins the disease Aids follows. Just over 30 years ago, Aids became one of the leading killing disease worldwide. In the early years of the Aids many people feared it. Aids is common and with lots of money scientist finally found the cure to Aids....   [tags: Disease, Prevention, Facts and Figures]

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AIDS in African American Community

- Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is a chronic, potentially life-threatening condition caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). AIDS weakens the immune system hampering the body’s defense mechanisms. AIDS is known to be a deadly disease, especially if it is not treated in a timely manner. AIDS and HIV is an epidemic that is increasing among the African American population with roots tracing back to Africa, AIDS and HIV needs greater exposure and more awareness within the African American community and in the homosexual community....   [tags: HIV, immune system, epidemic]

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Hiv / Aids : An Epidemic

- ... Access to health care gives individuals an opportunity to receive an early diagnosis, early treatment and to gain health information which could assist in prevention and spread of diseases. For instance, the health system in SA is considered poor in rural areas, as there is a lack of support from the community due to ill health. When the health care system is poor it affects the whole community, as it eliminates of access to HIV information and services, for example examining for HIV infection....   [tags: Health care, Medicine, Health economics, Health]

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Origin and Treatment of AIDS

- History and Introduction: There are different myths and views in relation to the origin of HIV. Some researchers believe that HIV-1 and HIV-2 have originated in non-human primates, particularly from chimpanzee and monkeys, in West-central Africa and were transferred to humans in the early 20th century. (UNAIDS, 2007) Another school-of-thought says that people who went for hunting acquired SIV. After, several individual to individual transmissions of SIV, its mutant form, HIV appeared. Some genetic studies of the virus suggest that the most recent common ancestor of the HIV-1 M group dates back to 1910, linking HIV epidemic to the increasing population of colonial African cities at that tim...   [tags: HIV, primates, prostitution, unsafe sex]

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The Rise Of Drugs And The Aids Crisis

- ... Grunge, spoke to the angry, restless and confused youth of the 90s. Canadian native Alanis Morissette, also found a place in the alternative music scene. Her song entitled “Hand in My Pocket” expressed the attitudes of the generation illuminating their duality and frustrations. She says (Morissette) “I feel drunk but I’m sober/ I’m young and I’m underpaid/I’m tired but working, yeah”. The attitude of this generations lack of direction and drive (Morissette) “I’m high but I’m grounded/I’m sane but I’m overwhelmed/I’m lost but I’m hopeful, baby” Then in the chorus of this song she says (Morissette) “And what it all comes down to/Is that I haven’t got it all figured out just yet/Cause I’ve...   [tags: Generation Y, Generation X, Alanis Morissette]

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Risk Factors For Hiv / Aids

- ... Engaging in sexual activity with a person who is HIV positive is risky, especially since many older adults do not use condoms during sexual intercourse, including older adults who are HIV infected (Onen, Shacham, Stamm, & Overton, 2010). HIV is under reported in older populations, its main reason is misdiagnosed. Older adults are at lower clinical suspicion in relation to risk behavior than younger adults (Martin, Fain, & Klotz, 2008). It is seen that the clinician avoid discussing sexual behaviors with their established HIV positive patients of any age (Illa, Brickman, Saint-jean, Echenique, Metsch, Eisdorfer & Sanchez, 2008)....   [tags: HIV, Sexual intercourse, Human sexual behavior]

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The Issue Of Hiv / Aids

- ... He could not understand how prisoners who have committed vile offenses receive a pat on the back and welcome back to God embrace. Alternatively, homosexuality is the sin of all sin. He understood that the bible says it is an abomination. However, he is baffled about why people are not forgiving when a man desires to change his ways. He said that the book of Ezekiel 18:21-24 says, in pertinent part that “if a wicked man turns away from all the sins he has committed and keeps all my [God] decrees and does what is just and right, he will surely live; he will not die....   [tags: Homosexuality, Sexual intercourse]

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HIV/Aids in the African Continent

- HIV/AIDS, the latest, contemporary disease that is afflicting and devastating millions, about thirty-five million of the worlds population, a little less than one percent, of which seventy percent inhabits the cotenant of Africa, where a great many developing countries are found. As of the late nineties, researchers have concluded, taken from SIV infected chimpanzees samples, that developed because of a chimpanzee had slaughtered and consumed two other monkeys, infected with their own diseases, and a poacher had shot, cooked, and had eaten the gruesomely infected SIV chimpanzee, only to be infected with a new, severe disease, known as AIDS (Theguardian.com)....   [tags: infected chimpazees, sub-Saharan Africa]

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