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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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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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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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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

- People have been moved by famous speeches for many decades, and each of speeches has difference characteristics. In this essay, I would like to discuss one of the masterpiece, “A whisper of AIDS” by Mary Fisher, who was one the member of Republican Party at that time. During her speech, we can find some important elements of public speaking. Thus, in this paper, I am going to analyze this speech focused on three strategies which she uses in her speech; argument from analogy, argument from generalization, and inductive reasoning....   [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

- Older adults nationwide are facing disproportionate levels of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. This is especially true among Hispanic older adults. In 2013, 8,575 or 27% of HIV/AIDS diagnoses in the U.S. were among people aged 50 and older. Among these, 44% were among those aged between 50 and 54 years old. Hispanic older adults are disproportionately affected with HIV/AIDS , compared with non-Hispanic white older adults. In 2013, the HIV rate for adults Hispanic aged 50-54 in 2013 was 23.3 per 100,000. In constrast, rate for the non-Hispanic white for the same age group was at 8.7 per 100,000....   [tags: Sexual intercourse, Human sexual behavior, HIV]

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Southwest Center For Hiv / Aids

- For the BIS program, I have chosen Global Health and Health Innovation as my concentrations of study. I am fortunate to have secured an applied study position with Bailey Smith, the Volunteer and Events Coordinator for Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS. The learning experience I have planned with Bailey Smith involves aiding the Chief Development Officer with the many aspects of searching for and maintaining funding for Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS. This project will entail providing aid to the Development Department at Southwest Center in fundraising development, the development of marketing and communicating programs to the public, and the organization’s volunteer engagement program....   [tags: Medicine, Health economics, Research, Healthcare]

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The Psychosocial Changes Of Hiv / Aids

- The aim of the study was to provide a qualitative approach to “explore the psychosocial changes” (p.75) in individuals with HIV/AIDS receiving highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). Bedingfield et al. (2014) explain how a qualitative approach will allow for the individual with HIV/AIDS to narrate their personal experiences after HAART has commenced. Bedingfield et al. (2014, p. 75) explicate two research questions as: “What is the impact of HAART on the physical and emotional well-being of persons living with HIV/AIDS?” And “What is the impact of HAART on the social relationships of persons living with HIV/AIDS”....   [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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The Bubonic Plague And Aids

- The bubonic plague, smallpox, and AIDs were diseases that impacted the majority of the people all over the world. These diseases killed a massive number of people, and has impacted them economically, culturally, religiously, and politically. The bubonic plague and AIDS impacted the people and their country differently, economically, culturally and religiously. While The Bubonic plague impacted Europe’s economy positively, by created a new improvement of living standards, however, in Africa, AIDS impacted the economic negatively, from having $63,9 billion a year towards aid crisis cost....   [tags: Sexual intercourse, Human sexuality, HIV]

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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

- HIV/AIDS is an illness that has been present for over three decades, all regions of the world are affected with this virus, but some regions such as the Sub-Saharan Africa are the worst hit with high incidence and prevalence. HIV is a preventable virus, it is commonly transmitted through unprotected sex, sharing drug injection equipment such as needles with someone that is HIV positive and through other body fluids such as blood, semen, rectal fluids, vaginal fluids and breast milk. South Africa has the largest number of people with HIV majority of these numbers being women....   [tags: Health care, Medicine, Health economics, Health]

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The Role Of Technology And Visual Aids

- During my time observing at the Seed Day Care, I saw our course objectives come to life. I saw many different students who had different needs and behaviors. The teachers were highly qualified to meet the needs of all students and create a positive learning environment for all students in the class. The teacher 's had to adapt to different situations and help different students throughout the course of the day. They also had to make accommodations and modifications to help students in their class....   [tags: Education, Observation, Teacher, School]

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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

- Through the 1990s, America continued to deal with the prevalence of drugs and the AIDS crisis. Significant advances in technology led to replicating digital media through “CD Burners”. MTV had launched the first reality show filming young women and men of different backgrounds living in a house together coined “The Real World”. Conversely, many things were brewing beyond the countries’ borders. The Gulf War had started along with conflicts in Bosnia. Many eyes were on South Africa as the fight against apartheid raged on....   [tags: Generation Y, Generation X, Alanis Morissette]

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Risk Factors For Hiv / Aids

- Risk Factors Many older adults lack knowledge of HIV transmission and how to protect themselves. They are now aware of risk factors for HIV. So it is very important for older adults to have knowledge of all possible modes of transmission and the specific ones that are high risk for their age group. Older women and men have unique age-related biological risk factors. As a woman experiences menopause, she goes through age-related changes like vaginal thinning and dryness that can lead to tears in the vaginal tissues that could facilitate HIV transmission (Brooks, Buchacz, Gebo, & Mermin, 2012)....   [tags: HIV, Sexual intercourse, Human sexual behavior]

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The Issue Of Hiv / Aids

- women. Who cares when your life is on the line. Ebony continues, so Kenya it does not matter that he says that he will never do it again. The fact of the matter is he exposed himself to a same-sex relationship and thereby exposed you to the possibility of HIV/AIDS. Well Ebony, you are right and I did not know if I should believe him because he tried to make me believe that those initials belonged to a woman. Ebony interjected and said, well, whether a homothug or gay person, they are all a “she,” so technically he did not lie when he said the initials belonged to a woman....   [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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HDI and HIV AIDS Namibia

- On the rest of the years (2010-2012) the situation is not different from the comparison established between 2005 and 2009. African countries having abysmal gap between them and the European countries. The European level of prevalence does not even reach the one percent while in the African countries, the HIV prevalence is rampant. It is important to note that the correlation calculation for these last three years has just kept increasing: 95% in 2010, 96% in 2011 and 98% for 2012. An utterly strong correlation between HDI and HIV....   [tags: pandemic, namibia africa]

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Using Visual Aids At The Classroom

- Question 1 One strategy that we can use is building upon what the student already have experience and know. This information can help the student transition their first language to the second language. Some students have their own vocabulary and prior knowledge that they have worked on in the school they were in. It is much easier if we work with what they already know in their home language and transfer that information into the second language with the help of other resources. Second strategy is using visual aids....   [tags: Education, Need, Logic, Gifted education]

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On-Going Fear of AIDS

- AIDS isn’t a disease people have known about since the 1800s. In fact, it wasn’t even known as AIDS until a couple years after its discovery in the 1980s. Before, it was called Gay Related Immunodeficiency Disease, or GRID (“Natural History of HIV/AIDS”). And because of the fact it wasn’t discovered until the 1980s, people feared the disease and still do to this day. It’s been thirty years and many are still not properly educated about AIDS (Hawkins 16). The fear, stigmatization, and discrimination of people with AIDS and the disease in general have many underlying factors....   [tags: Disease/Disorders]

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Film: The Age of Aids

- Topic: Origins of AIDS A) One important scene in the film ‘The Age of Aids’ is “Port Au Prince, Haiti”. In this scene it outlines the conditions in Haiti, which were very poor and it turn left the city defenseless against the new disease. In 70’s and 80’s the disease began to be seen by doctors and priests who were being sought after to cure a unseen disease which left the people with the “look of death, [making them] so skinny you could see their bones”. The scene then goes on to take a look at one of the first HIV clinics in Port Au Prince, which was opened in the roughest parts of town....   [tags: port au prince, haiti, poverty]

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The Auxiliary Aids Or Service

- After proof of a disability has been established the institution is then expected to make reasonable accommodations for said disability. These accommodations can be but are not limited to, “medication, medical supplies, equipment, or appliances, low-vision devices (which do not include ordinary eyeglasses or contact lenses), prosthetics including limbs and devices, hearing aids and cochlear implants or other implantable hearing devices, mobility devices, or oxygen therapy equipment and supplies; (II) use of assistive technology; such as (III) reasonable accommodations or auxiliary aids or services; or (IV) learned behavioral or adaptive neurological modifications”(ADAAA)....   [tags: Disability, Mental disorder, Schizophrenia]

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The Immune System: HIV/AIDS

- HIV is a world pandemic that has caused the death of “30 million” (CDC – Statistics Overview – Statistics Center – HIV/AIDS, CDC) innocent lives. HIV is devastating virus that destroys people’s immune systems and leaves them vulnerable to other diseases. HIV is an acronym for Human Immunodeficiency Virus, which means that the virus is found only in humans and targets the immune system. The virus kills CD4 cells, cells in the immune system that fight off infections and diseases. HIV has been around since the “1950’s.” (AIDS, 6) About “34.2 million” (CDC – Statistics Overview – Statistics Center – HIV/AIDS, CDC) people are living with HIV today....   [tags: virus, pandemic]

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The Christian Faith And Aids

- Depth and meaning is a fundamental aspect that drives Christian faith and aids adherents to develop a personal fulfilment to lead a ‘satisfying life’. Characteristics of Christianity provide this knowledge for both the individual and the Christian community by providing guidance regarding ethical issues, through the scared texts and writings, the devotion and celebration of principal beliefs and the practises of ritual and ceremony. Significant people exemplify and live out the core ethical teachings and the principal beliefs based upon the life of Jesus....   [tags: Christianity, Jesus, Baptism]

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Common Types Of Diagnostic Aids

- 1. What is Prostate Cancer. Prostate Cancer is when cells in the prostate gland start to grow uncontrollably 2. At what age range are men normally identified with Prostate Cancer. Men are normally identified with prostate cancer around the age of sixty-five years or older. Men with immediate relative with prostate cancer are three times more likely to develop it. 3. What are the common types of diagnostic aids (exams/test) that are used to detect Prostate Cancer. There are two common types of exams that are used to detect prostate cancer the first one is a blood exam and the second one is a digital rectal exam....   [tags: Cancer, Chemotherapy, Prostate cancer]

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The Impact of HIV/AIDS

- Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) is a fatal physical condition that is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The virus damages the human body’s immune system, so that the body cannot protect itself from bacteria, viruses, and prions that cause diseases. With severely lowered defenses, AIDS patients die from common illnesses such as pneumonia, diarrhea, cold, and tuberculosis. The HIV virus does not directly attack its victim; the disease that patients suffer from after receiving the virus is what hurts and kills them....   [tags: sex, households, disease]

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HIV/AIDS Discrimination and Injustice

- Since the first cases of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) in 1981, over 36 million people have died from the disease’s progression from HIV to Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS). According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, scientists generally accept that the HIV virus started in a specific type of chimpanzee in Western Africa. HIV weakens the patient’s immune system by “destroying important cells that fight disease and infection.” After HIV is acquired, progresses, and grows it turns into a much more lethal stage, AIDS....   [tags: health, Samaritan's Purse]

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HIV and AIDS Epidemic

- 1.1 INTRODUCTION There is no doubt that the HIV and AIDS epidemic has had a devastating influence on Africa, especially in my community of Qumbu. The AIDS epidemic has killed more lives than the sum total of all wars, famines and floods, and the ravages of deadly diseases as Malaria. It is destroying families in my community, overwhelming and depleting health care services. The AIDS epidemic influence in my community is significant ways should developed to reduce its effect. (Abdool Karim and Abdool Karim 2010) 1.2 HIV AND AIDS IN MY COMMUNITY A few years ago, a lot would have not estimated the current state of the HIV and AIDS pandemic in society....   [tags: morbidity and mortality, africa]

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South Africa's AIDS Epidemic

- Because of the numerous unethical human experiments performed following the development of the germ theory, distrust in the medical establishment has become shockingly high ("America's Shocking Secret: Pictures that Show How U.S. Experimented on Its Own Disabled Citizens and Prison Inmates"). This distrust is the root cause of 300,000 South Africans dying in the early 2000s due to a phenomenon known as AIDS denial ("The Subterranean War on Science"). In the March 2002 publication entitled Castro Hlongwane, Caravans, Cats, Geese, Foot & Mouth and Statistics, the authors cite numerous sources to help explain why they are suspicious of the field of biomedicine, especially of the details rega...   [tags: HIV, Denial, Lack of Trust]

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AIDS: The Modern Epidemic

- AIDS: The Modern Epidemic When we speak on the taboo subject of AIDS, many questions arise. First of all where did this wretched disease come from, what is it, who has it, and who can contract it. AIDS has terrorized the world for over 20 years and yet there is still no cure. In its short existence it has become one of the most rapidly spreading diseases in the history of mankind. The question regarding AIDS is, “will there ever be a cure?” Scientists may never be able to answer that question....   [tags: HIV, cure, blood]

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AIDS and Philadelphia (1993)

- ... The virus can then enter the bloodstream of the host through perforations in the tissue surface. The risk of this happening is greatest in anal intercourse, either between two men or a man and a woman.” HIV is spread through a direct exchange of blood or blood products. This mode of transmission is most frequent among IV drug users who share injection needles. It includes, as well, hemophiliacs and other persons who receive blood transfusions, and fetuses of mothers who carry the AIDS virus.” AIDS has sparked considerable interest and controversy since the start of the epidemic....   [tags: drug, bllod, international, travel]

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The Stigma of HIV/AIDS

- Erving Goffman, defined Stigma as “a dynamic process of devaluation that significantly discredits’ an individual in the eyes of others” (Sengupta, 2010, p. 1075). PLWHA are subject to stigmatization- that is, to the consequences of being designated as socially deviant (Sandelowski et al, 2009, p.274). In other words, stigma hinders individuals with HIV/AIDS; the stigma of HIV/AIDS is often associated with various groups such as African Americans, women, homosexuals, and intravenous drug users. In addition, people living with “HIV is stigmatized leading to severe social consequences related to their rights, health care services, freedom, self identity, and social interactions” (Mawar et al.,...   [tags: social interactions, deviant behaviors, health]

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The Spreading of HIV/AIDS

- ... However, many problems have also arose together with this influence as there are people who misinterpreted and misused the meaning of freedom. One of the problem rose from this is the outbreak of widespread diseases such as HIV/AIDS. This disease have developed into an international issue as it has been spreading rapidly throughout the world. The government are having difficulties to maintain the development of HIV/AIDS because it is administered through body fluids and this is especially deadly for those who are involved in promiscuity, such as sex workers....   [tags: globalization, promiscuity, sex workers]

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Canadian Aboriginals and HIV/AIDS

- The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and its deriving acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) are devastating conditions that currently affect approximately 35.3 million individuals globally (WHO, 2012). In the Canadian context, the prevalence of HIV/AIDS ascended to 71,300 cases in 2011, with 8.9% of the affected individuals being aboriginal peoples (PHAC, 2011). This number not only indicates an overrepresentation of the aboriginal population among the totality of HIV/AIDS cases in the country, but it also illustrates an elevated incidence of 17.3% from the numbers reported in 2008 (PHAC, 2011)....   [tags: canada, public health, virus]

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Act Against AIDS Campaign

- I am choosing to write about the Act Against AIDS campaign. Act Against AIDS is a five year 45 million dollar communications campaign that was launched in 2009 and designed to refocus national attention on the HIV crisis in America. Act Against AIDS raises awareness about HIV and its impact on the lives of all Americans, and fights stigma by showing that persons with HIV are real people. They also feature highly specified campaigns that target high risk groups. These campaigns include Greater Then AIDS, Testing Makes Us Stronger, Lets Stop HIV Together and Take Charge....   [tags: campaign, communication, stigma]

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HIV/AIDS and Group Therapy

- History of HIV/AIDS The first main cases started coming up around the early 1980s from those of homosexual males in New York and California. At the time, AIDS did not even have a name in the United States until later on after the cases were connected. The origin of HIV is believed to be a descendant of a similar disease that affected primates, or Simian Immunodeficiency Virus. This was discovered from a group of researchers at the University of Alabama in 1999 through a ten-year study of the virus....   [tags: Diseases/Disorders]

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AIDS Prevention in Africa

- During the last three decades, the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome and the Human Immunodeficiency Virus have taken the lives of many women and men in Africa, as well as infecting their unborn children. Is there enough being done to eradicate this disease in Africa, and will the cost of these treatments limit those who do not have the available income to afford these drugs. Scientist and researchers have worked over the years to find a cure or vaccine for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome and the Human Immunodeficiency Virus, but it remains the most incurable infection in the world....   [tags: Africa ]

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Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, AIDS

- HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus and is the virus that can lead to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, or AIDS. HIV is unlike other viruses in the sense that the human body cannot get rid of HIV, in other words, once you have HIV you have it for life. There are two types of the HIV virus, HIV-1 and HIV-2. AIDS was first recognized in 1981, but the causative virus was not identified until 1983 when a reverse transcriptase containing virus was recovered from the lymph node of a man with persistent lymphadenopathy syndrome at the Pasteur Institute (Levy, 1993)....   [tags: HIV, retrovirus, thrush]

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Fighting the AIDS Prejudice

- Nkosi Johnson was South Africa’s longest surviving kid born with HIV positive. If Gail wasn’t his foster mother then he couldn’t become an icon of aspiration and courage. He always thankful and seek for a better way to live his life. Furthermore, Gail stood behind and supported him to go front of people. They were reliant on each other. They loved each other so much. If there was no faith among them, then their great accomplishments would never happen. In South Africa, Gail was white women who have been against the obnoxious system called apartheid system, which separated people by their races....   [tags: Disease]

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The Origin of HIV/AIDS

- ... During the first 2 weeks to a month after exposure to the HIV infection, most infected individuals with display symptoms of a severe flu. The symptoms include fever, swollen glands, sore throat, rash, muscle and joint aches and pains, fatigue, and headache. The early period of infection is known as the “acute retroviral syndrome” (Stages, 2013). Once the virus is out of the acute stage it enters into the latency stage where it continues to replicate but no symptoms are shown. As the infection progresses and the immune system becomes seriously damaged then the virus has now developed into AIDS....   [tags: blood, main transmission]

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Aids Is More Common?

- Compared to any other news company, Fox News and MSNBC are both very opinionated and bias, instead of being factual and clear, in their articles. Claudia Kalb and Andrew Murr say that AIDS is more common in Black America than in any other race. AIDS has become more common in Black people than in any other race. Scientist believes it may be because they live in poverty, and the drug use, and go through their everyday life just thinking about how they are going to eat more than where they can find protection for sex....   [tags: African American, United States]

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AIDS and Healthcare Workers

- The case of Doctor David Acer and his HIV infected patients reads as a question of ethical and legal dilemmas as well as a murder mystery. According to authorities, Dr. Acer either knowingly or unknowingly infected five of his patients with the strain of the AIDS virus he himself was infected with (Altman, 1993). Whether or not Dr. Acer was guilty of intentionally infecting his patients is not able to be answered beyond any reasonable doubt, however the ethical questions it presents merit discussion....   [tags: HIV, ethics, homosexuals]

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Aids, Tuberculosis, And Malaria

- 1. World is a global village, every aspect of life is within reach even in speed of light. This is an achievement as communication between places becomes easier, people and their belongings, pets now interact, moves locally and beyond borders in millions with ease and by various means. This is not without its shortcomings as its rather easier to transfer dangerous diseases such as Dengue and Ebola between places unnoticed. Communicable diseases continue to be a major problem globally accounted Gupta and Guin(2010), viewed on different pointers as potentially dangerous diseases such as Human Immunodeficiency Virus HIV and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome AIDS, Tuberculosis TB and Malaria....   [tags: Tuberculosis, Infectious disease, HIV, Infection]

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Do Band Aids Work?

- Do Band-aids work. Studies show that ninety percent of people born beginning in the 1970s actually claim to have an “extremely close” relationship with their parents. When I was younger and I would fall off my purple barbie bike, my mother would drop what she was doing and run to my side to aid and assist me. My dad, on the other hand did not. My dad would hold my handlebars as I would ride, soon after he would let go even after I asked him not to. Hence, he knew I would never learn to ride on my own if he continued to baby me, so each time he let go earlier and earlier....   [tags: Generation Y, Generation X, Cultural generations]

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AIDS In The USA

- AIDS PAPER AIDS has been an issue dealt with in the United States for 20 years. What is usually appalling when told to someone is that the American public contributed to the spread of AIDS. This may be appalling by its true and is not helping the AIDS epidemic. The media has lacked attention to the AIDS epidemic as well and this has also contributed to the spread of AIDS. Some of what caused the American public’s lack of interest in AIDS are prisons, foreign countries, and the U. S. statistics on AIDS....   [tags: essays research papers]

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No Cure for AIDS

- No Cure for AIDS What is AIDS. How do you cure it. Find out by reading this report on cures and preventions for the AIDS virus. In this report some of the topics covered will be a small report on AIDS, preventions, and possible cures. This report was written to prove if there is a cure for the AIDS virus, and if there are any ways to prevent contracting AIDS. I mean who does AIDS think it is just killing people. AIDS is a virus that kills your immune system. The letters in AIDS stand for Acquired, Immune, Deficiency, Syndrome....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]

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The Difficulties of AIDS

- AIDS is a deadly disease that affects people world wide. AIDS is a disease that brings about many social consequences. Many of these consequences result in physical, emotional, and economic problems. AIDS compromises the immune system of the human body, making a person susceptible to many different illnesses and infections. Among these are: unexplained fatigue and weight loss, night sweats and flu-like feelings. These infirmities can interfere with a person’s daily physical tasks. For example, taking a shower, eating, working, excersing, caring for a child, and cooking....   [tags: essays research papers]

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AIDS Rights

- Alexander the Great once said, “I am dying with the help of too many physicians.” Although not necessarily referring to AIDS, he draws attention to a similar controversy over the epidemic of HIV and AIDS. Because HIV is considered a retrovirus, it does not always appear to be a fully developed disease until years after it has infected its victim. Even though someone does not show symptoms, they can still be highly contagious. Although it is a worldwide tragedy, the HIV/AIDS issue is incredibly vast in Arizona alone....   [tags: Medical Conditions]

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AIDS In The USA

- PROBLEM DEVELOPMENT For over thirty years HIV and AIDS have presented historic challenges to the human nature, especially to our planet’s public health, scientific and medical communities. It is estimated that just in the United States between 900.000 and 950.000 persons are living with HIV and about one forth of those infected have not yet been diagnosed and are unaware of their infection. The number of people with AIDS is increasing as effective new drug therapies keep HIV-infected persons healthy longer and dramatically reduce the death rates....   [tags: essays research papers]

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AIDS 101

- Aids The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is responsible for Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and attacks the T-4 lymphocytes, which are a fundamental part of the immune system of man. As a result, reduces the responsiveness of the organism to cope with opportunistic infections caused by viruses, bacteria, protozoa, fungi and other microorganisms. At the moment in which the AIDS virus is spreading with frightening speed and very dangerous and that there is a collective concern about AIDS, we must cling to developing our greatest means of defense known so far, which is information....   [tags: Disease/Disorders]

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HIV AIDS

- Today millions of people globally are plagued with HIV/AIDS; some of which were contracted unknowingly through heterosexual sexual contact, others unknowingly through homosexual contact and surprisingly some who set out to contract HIV/AIDS purposefully. Bareback sex refers to intercourse without the use of any barrier protections to prevent the transmission of bodily fluids between participants. This is an extremely high risk behavior given the number of sexually transmitted diseases, and not knowing the status of HIV in them or in their partners....   [tags: Gay Community, Homosexuals]

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How to Stop the Spread of AIDS and HIV

- As we all know, diseases like AIDS and HIV are a growing epidemic amongst society. To counteract the spread of such diseases many foundations have been created to spread awareness of the harm they can do and how they can be contracted. Epstein, an author, writes an article about a foundation called “Lovelife” that advertises the importance of safe sex. There are a vast amount of ways to combat diseases, but the most vital way is spreading knowledge amongst the population. A good approach to this is for parents to build strong tie relationships amongst the youth....   [tags: diseases, awareness, sex, lifelove]

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Living with HIV/AIDS

- HIV and AIDS are pandemics here in the United States and spread across the world. The disease originated in the 1800's in Western Africa came from a specific kind of chimpanzee. The infected chimpanzee was once hunted and ingested by the people in the area. Since the 1981, approximately 619,000 Americans alone have passed away due to this disease (What is HIV/AIDS?). Also, in addition to the 1.1 million living with the disease already, about 56,000 Americans are infected each year (Going the Distance 6)....   [tags: Disease, History, America]

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The Effects of the HIV and Aids on a Human Being

- ... Viral replication of HIV results in many mutations. Eventually, a mutation may enable the virus to recognize other co-receptors, such as those found on helper T cells Phase I of HIV infections is called the asymptomatic stage because there are few or no symptoms. However, the amount of virus increases due to replication. The immune system begins an attack and plasma cells make antibodies to fight the virus. However, it may take several weeks for the amount of anti-HIV infected people may feel well during phase I but can still infect other people....   [tags: infection, diseases and microorganisms]

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Case Analysis: HIV/AIDS

- As the world evolved health problems have evolved with it. One of the many health problems that medical professionals deal with today is HIV/AIDS. HIV is a virus spread through body fluids that affects specific cells of the immune system, called CD4 cells, or T cells. Over time, HIV can destroy so many of these cells that the body can’t fight off infections and disease. When this happens, HIV infection leads to AIDS (www.cdc.gov). Like many other chronic illnesses, HIV/AIDS consist of stages. HIV disease has a well-documented progression....   [tags: social workers ethical issues]

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The Stigma Of Hiv / Aids Epidemic, And How It Influences An Association Between Homosexuals And Aids

- Tom Kushner’s Angels in America critiques the stigma surrounding homosexuals during the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and how it influences an association between homosexuals and AIDS in people’s minds. Through the use of dialogue and character development, Kushner is able to represent a wider demographic – people who still believe that HIV/AIDS is associated with gay men – through the character development of Roy. His character is established in the play as a typical Caucasian male who craves money and power....   [tags: Homosexuality, LGBT, Gay, Bisexuality]

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Consequences of HIV/AIDS epidemic to Society

- Assignment question: 3. A) What are some of the possible consequences of HIV/AIDS epidemic to: 1. Society 2. The infected individual b) What are some of the Human Rights, confidentiality and criminal law implication of HIV/AIDS. Q1. HIV/AIDS has increasingly taken a toll on the society in a myriad of dimensions which are worth discussing in order to find the best solutions. Due to HIV/AIDS epidemic, the economies of various countries have been badly affected and societies have experienced major losses....   [tags: Health, Diseases]

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ACA and HIV/AIDS

- The government is changing again this time it will affect the medical care and housing that HIV/AIDS patients get. It has been announced that as of January 1, 2014, that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will come into action (Munar 25). This action will change many people’s lives that live with HIV/AIDS. Their rent will be paid and distributed differently under a new program guidelines through Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS (HOPWA) which is paid through Housing and Urban Development (HUD) (HUD.org)....   [tags: Medical Care, Housing Patients]

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