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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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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

- ... This introduction of the Vatican II allowed for parishioners to live a more active role in the church, enabling a more complete understanding of one’s own religion as they became more in touch with the ‘heart of their religion’. John’s encyclical title ‘Pacem in Terris ‘, stated that there was a need for “ human rights and peace for all mankind”( Pope John XXIII ) . This has contributed to Christianity as adherents find solace in the beliefs of the church, creating a unified whole in which individuals, of all faiths could gain a new level of understanding towards a personal meaning....   [tags: Christianity, Jesus, Baptism]

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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?

- ... David Limbaugh, the writer of Persecution, speaks of the Christians about they believe that they deserve to be or wear religion anywhere they go. Limbaugh also believes that other religions are discriminated against in the United States, but Christianity is deprived of their religious rights more than any other religion in the United States. He also says that Christianity is slowly being removed from school textbooks because Christianity is simply ignored in the textbooks that 87% of public schools use....   [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

- ... There is a direct link between the prosperity of a nation and the health status of people that live in it reckoned Doriana, and Peters(2005). The lower the economic output of a nation, the less the availability of health resources to aid eradication of any diseases and this limits the extent to what citizens can achieve. On a bigger picture, diseases robs on the economy as less is added and much is taken directly or indirectly. This sadly allows continued spread of diseases like a wild fire within and beyond borders....   [tags: Tuberculosis, Infectious disease, HIV, Infection]

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Do Band Aids Work?

- ... When you quit, you are not praised, you are frowned upon. Millennials have been swaddled and comforted in the bussem of their mothers so much that the world 's challenges and constant adversities, defeat them each time without them even standing a chance. The article and studies from The Pew Research Center, challenge how parents raise their children, how educators cripple students individuality, and how these two prominent figures’ views and teaching standards mold them for failure in the end throughout their adolescent lives while they are severely unaware that they are even this crippled and that it is a problem now and will always be a damper in their success....   [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

- ... The passage begins in full sentences and by the end, Roy’s dialogue resembles commands, rather than lengthy advice that one would give to their friend. In his speech, Roy talks about the concept of the father-son relationship and assumes the role as the father in their friendship. His tone shifts to a much more commanding form of speech. Roy brings up the topic of love and responsibility and how “it’s a trap” (Kushner 61). This advice can be taken at face value, but it also has a deeper meaning....   [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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The Legal And Ethical Issues Of Hiv / Aids

- Introduction HIV/AIDS patients are protected by legal and ethical rights. The legal rights of a patient with HIV and the ethical obligations of medical practitioners have not been received with careful attention for quite a long period of time. Issues have been raised regarding confidentiality of patient’s medical records. Additionally, questions have been raised on consent of patients to undergo HIV AIDs testing as well discrimination based on the state of health of employees, especially for those suffering from HIV/AIDS....   [tags: Health care, Health care provider, Patient]

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What is HIV/AIDS?

- What is HIV/AIDS. It is an infected that kills thousands of people all over the world today. and is now the leading cause of death in the black community & all over the world today. Some questions are asked who was the first to catch HIV & how did it spread around the world. The HIV & AIDS virus is a very dangerous disease that sees no race, no color, and no gander. HIV & AIDS don’t even care what age you are or how old you are. It can affect anyone at any time if that put themselves in a situation where they could be at risk of been infected....   [tags: virus, infection, immune system]

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Preventing HIV/ AIDS

- The emergence of HIV/AIDS is viewed globally as one of the most serious health and developmental challenges our society faces today. Being a lentivirus, HIV slowly replicates over time, attacking and wearing down the human immune system subsequently leading to AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome) at which point the affected individual is exposed to life threatening illnesses and eventual death. Despite the fact that a few instances of this disease have been accounted for in all parts of the world, a high rate of the aforementioned living with HIV are situated in either low or medium wage procuring nations....   [tags: health, prevention, treatment]

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HIV/AIDS Is No Longer a Death Sentence

- I am positive; the simplest statement suddenly carries a huge weight when the words HIV or AIDS are followed right after. In the 1980’s HIV meant AIDS and AIDS meant a rapid and awful death. Death always seemed to be the end result in a world where we did not understand the disease that seemed to come from nowhere but was killing at an expedited rate. Thirty plus years later there is still no cure but there is now hope. Having HIV or AIDS is no longer an immediate death sentence. People infected with the virus can live a long and relatively normal life (2)....   [tags: Disease/Disorders]

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Epidemiology of HIV/AIDS

- 1. Introduction As ravaging effects of the HIV/AIDS pandemic spreads, many businesses are realizing that the spread negatively affects their workforce, market and ultimately ability to earn profits (Sithole, 2007). Organizations now realize that HIV/AIDS is not simply a health issue, but a core business issue, as it affects the performance of infected employees and the company’s production and investments (Lisk, 2002; IFC, 2002). In response to this problem, many organizations are setting up on-site HCT facilities at their work places as a strategy to improve knowledge of HIV/AIDS which is critical to both prevention and treatment goals (DoH, 2009) of the debilitating infection....   [tags: Medical Procedure, Health Care Logistics]

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Sexual Behavior Since the AIDS Epidemic

- Few phenomena have changed the face of sexuality as dramatically as the appearance nearly 30 years ago of the microscopic virus known as HIV, or human immunodeficiency virus. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HIV s the virus that can lead to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, or AIDS (CDC, 2013). AIDS is a medical condition that is named because HIV is acquired and subsequently affects the body’s immune system to the point where it often becomes deficient in combating disease causing organisms, resulting a group of symptoms that collectively indicate or characterize a disease or syndrome....   [tags: hiv, sexuality, public health]

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HIV/AIDS and Modern Medical Inventions

- ... Sub-Saharan Africa leads top position among other countries in having HIV infected population. The pathetic condition of Africa is due to promiscuity and their casual attitudes toward sex. Sexual promiscuity and AIDS are closely correlated, as promiscuity becomes the major reason for the transmission of this deadly virus. Several sexual practices people have may increase the risk of infection of HIV/AIDS for example homosexuality. Even though homosexuality does not have anything with the traditional aspects, it exists in places where few women are present and in situations where authoritative male can have advantage over the other males....   [tags: prevention, global spread]

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President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief

- Bush wanted to resolve global issues rather than domestic issues at hand, at the expense of America’s taxpayers’ money. His program, President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, or PEPFAR, was designed to help lower the AIDS/HIV infection rates in Africa by providing condoms, antiretroviral drugs, and programs for abstinence and fidelity. In the beginning, the outlook seemed to show a promising potential but once it boiled down to the details, it crumbled apart. For the first two years of the program, Bush did not purchase the low-cost, generic fixed-dose combinations of antiretroviral drugs but instead bought brand-name, double the price of generic drugs, multi-drug regimens....   [tags: abstinence, weapons, Bush]

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Counseling: An Ethical Dilemma with HIV/AIDS

- In the counseling field, it is necessary for clients to trust the therapist and be able to disclose sensitive information about themselves. Many times when a person is coming in for counseling the individual is vulnerable and looking to improve the quality of life. This is the reason why confidentiality is highly important in therapy. It is an essential piece that helps to create a rapport and relationship between the client and therapist. One area in which it is extremely important to explore confidentiality is when clients have HIV/AIDS and there is a third party involved....   [tags: Counseling ]

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Difficulties People with AIDS Go Through

- Executive Summery This case is about the difficulties that people in different parts of the world have gone through with AIDS. From, the infected, families related to the infected, governments investing time and efforts to prevent future AIDS outcomes. The major problem for us would be, culture and education. It is challenging enough trying to change people’s minds about some matters, especially if they are related to touchy topics like sex and diseases. Our main recommendation is to invest in sexual education, informing everyone about it....   [tags: education, cultural issues, condoms]

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Combating HIV/AIDS in Developing Nations

- Combating HIV/AIDS in Developing Nations During the course of the past three decades, the increasing role of globalization has illuminated numerous issues that were once considered to be merely regional. All over the world our economic, social and political issues have become increasingly interdependent. One of the many pivotal challenges facing the global community is halting and reducing the spread of HIV/AIDS. According to the 2011 United Nation Resolution on HIV/AIDS approximately 30 million people all over the world are living with HIV and “…over 7,000 new…” reported “…HIV infections occur every day…” Although globalization is often viewed negatively, we as a global community can util...   [tags: globalization, spread of hiv, history]

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Aids To The Growth of Christianity in The Roman Empire

- Aids to the Growth of Christianity in the Roman Empire In the Roman Civilization where the prevalent worship of Roman gods were impersonal and did not provide a moral base or a message of hope, in the fourth century Christianity was formed, born as a movement within Judaism. Christianity emphasized the personal relationship between God and people, slowly spread through the Roman Empire until ultimately dominating the western culture. Three of the several factors that aided to the growth of Christianity in the Roman Empire were: the central beliefs and value of Christianity, prominent figures, and Christianity appeal to women....   [tags: Christianity]

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HIV/AIDS Propelled the Study of Sexuality

- The HIV/AIDS panic propelled the study of sexuality into the sociological mainstream, framing young people’s sexual relationships as an important strategy for discovering information that might minimise risk of the disease. For feminist analyses, this research simultaneously drew attention to social constructions of heterosexuality (Jackson, 1999; Allen, 2003), underlining sexual attitudes and behaviours centrally concerned around issues of desire, pleasure and power, and the degree to which women can subvert or challenge it within heterosexual relations....   [tags: heterosexual, relationships, male]

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History of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)

- Introduction Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) made its first appearance in 1981. Two years later, in 1983, HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) was found to be the cause of the syndrome and after that commenced an immense search towards finding appropriate therapy for this fatal disease. The first drug that was apporoved and licensed by FDA was the former created 3’-azido-2’,3’-dideoxythymidine (also called zidovudine, or AZT) after it demonstrated in vitro inhibitory effect on HIV. However, there was a predecessor of AZT that inhibited in vitro HIV, a substance called suramin, which was used in the treatment of african trypanosomiasis and oncochersiasis, although it was abonded...   [tags: HIV, mutation, monoteraphy]

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AIDS in Africa

- AIDS in Africa I. Introduction In 1983, the first report indicating that wealthy Africans were seeking medical treatment for AIDS in Europe, was published in a medical journal. What the world did not know at that time, was that AIDS had been spreading rapidly through parts of central Africa for years. Furthermore, no one ever imagined that, by the end of the year 1997, an estimated 30.6 million persons in the world would be infected with HIV, the virus causing AIDS, with the majority of these people living in Africa (Feldman and Miller 14)....   [tags: Research Papers Term Papers]

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HIV and Aids

- HIV and Aids In Junior High, when we were in sex education class, we were told about AIDS and HIV. We learned that being HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) positive eventually led to AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome), which eventually led to death. We were taught this and never really doubted it. The AIDS pandemic is global and an estimated 40 million people are infected. None of them have been cured. The amount of funding for AIDS research is not small. A plentiful amount of drugs are available to patients diagnosed with AIDS or HIV....   [tags: Medical Health Medicine Essays]

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Epidemic of Aids

- AIDS was first discovered in the United States in 1981. Since then, this epidemic has affected approximately 40 million people worldwide. AIDS is a life threatening illness that is caused by the HIV infection. When the HIV virus enters the body it begins to destroy the immune system impairing its ability to fight off certain infections and diseases. About a month after being infected, a person develops a viral infection. The viral infection is similar to the flu and causes fever, fatigue, weight loss, and swollen glands....   [tags: Health]

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AIDS in Africa

- Africa’s AIDS Epidemic Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) has become an epidemic for many underdeveloped regions. Although it does exist in the developed nations, it is more prevalent in places like South America, Asia, the island countries and most heavily of all Africa. There are many aspects to the problem of AIDS in Africa. Public health departments lack the resources to treat patients properly and to control the epidemic through education. Thirty-three million people have AIDS in the world....   [tags: HIV Disease Epidemic]

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AIDS and HIV

- AIDS and HIV The HIV virus poses one of the biggest viral threats to human society today. It is contracted through bodily fluids such as blood and semen, and sometimes even saliva and tears. AIDS kills 100% of its victims and puts them through agony before they die. It has been a threat for about 15 years, and it is not going to stop now. In fact, AIDS is just getting started: It consumes more people each year. There is no known treatment for it either, only antibiotics to slow the reproduction of the virus....   [tags: Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Issues]

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The Aids Crisis

- The AIDS Crisis AIDS is an epidemic that has been treated like every other plague in history. Because it is human nature to be afraid of what one cannot control, people are invariably afraid of disease and infection. Moreover, the fear is escalated many times over in that the disease starts controlling the person who it has infected. As a result, society as a whole ostracizes and black lists anyone and anything that is believed to be associated with the disease. Many people think the United States is home of the most modern and developed society in the world....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Getting Educated About HIV/AIDS

- Getting Educated About HIV/AIDS Millions of people in the world have HIV/AIDS. My whole life I've been told about the virus/syndrome from my parents and from many public service advertisements in magazines and television. Recently, my neighbor died of having AIDS because he refused to accept that he had the syndrome. Consequently, he did not receive treatment and therefore passed away. I chose this topic because it is important to actually understand the origin and history of HIV/AIDS, how to prevent from having HIV/AIDS, and why the HIV/AIDS virus is so stigmatized in the black community....   [tags: infection prevention]

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Knowledge of AIDS

- Condom Use and the Accuracy of AIDS knowledge Across Africa, the HIV virus has spreaded mostly through sexual intercourse. The healthcare professionals and researchers are trying to find out if people are most likely to take precaution in protecting themselves from the virus by using condoms. Their main focus was in the southern and eastern parts of Africa, where 1 in 4 adults are HIV positive. A Demographic and Health Survey was done in 1994 and revealed that “92% of men and 80% of women” were able to mention at least one method that HIV is contracted; through sexual transmission....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Neuropathology of AIDS

- Neuropathology of AIDS Since its discovery in 1981, AIDS has mainly been characterized as a disease effecting the bodying immune system. It has been recognized, however, that there are distinct neurological pathologies associated with the disease. AIDS neuropathology can be characterized by the existence of subcortical dementia, motor difficulties, and affective disorders. Most AIDS patients experience dementia of one form or another. It has been observed that approximately 95% of AIDS patients brain’s show signs of damage, and 60% of patients develop dementia of one degree or another....   [tags: Health Medicine Medical Diseases Essays]

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Facts On Aids

- Facts On AIDS Cases of AIDS have been reported in 85 countries. It is estimated between 5 and 10 million people around the world now carry the AIDS virus and that as many as 100 million will become infected over the next 10 years. How can you become infected. 1. sexual intercourse a) vaginal b) anal c) oral Having another sexually transmitted disease such as syphilis, herpes or gonorrhea appears to make someone more susceptible to acquiring HIV infection during sex with an infected partner 2....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Aids and Society

- Aids and Society Aids and Society The number of newborns infected by vertical transmission of the human immunodeficiency virus is increasing as the prevalence of HIV-positive women increase within the United States. It is estimated that while seven thousand HIV-positive women become pregnant each year, between one thousand and two thousand of their newborns will be HIV-positive. This research paper will concentrate on the transmission of the human immunodeficiency virus from mother to child, the benefits of drugs intervention, and whether or not the HIV-screening process of pregnant women should remain voluntary or become mandatory....   [tags: HIV Social Issues Health Essays]

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The Criminalization of Knowingly Transmitting AIDS

- Table of Contents Brief history of AIDS and the criminalization of knowingly transmitting it.......................................3 Interviews concerning the issue............................4 Reasons for the criminalization of knowingly transmitting AIDS..................................................5 Reasons against the criminalization of knowingly transmitting AIDS.....................................7 My position and conclusion.................................8 Brief History of AIDS and the Criminalization of Knowingly Transmitting It Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is caused by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)....   [tags: Health Medicine]

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Comparing the AIDS Epidemic and The Plague

- Comparing the AIDS Epidemic and The Plague The destruction and devastation caused by the 'Black Death' of the Middle Ages was a phenomenon left to wonder at in text books of historical Europe. An unstoppable plague swept the continent taking as much as eighty percent of the European population along with it (Forsyth). Today the world is plagued with a similar deadly disease. The AIDS epidemic continues to be incurable. In an essay written by David Herlihy, entitled 'Bubonic Plague: Historical Epidemiology and the Medical Problems,' the historic bubonic plague is compared with the current AIDS epidemic of today....   [tags: Compare Contrast Disease Health Essays]

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Opposition to State-Mandated Premarital HIV Screening

- Opposition to State-Mandated Premarital HIV Screening When screening for HIV became possible in mid-1985, debates began concerning the role of such screening in controlling the spread of AIDS. One such debate concerned state-mandated premarital HIV screening. This policy was proposed to the CDC conference in February of 1987, but never received much widespread support, because it satisfied neither the proponents of public health nor the proponents of civil liberties (Reamer 37). This essay will show that the state is unjustified in enacting such policy and hopefully also shed some light on why such policy received so little support....   [tags: AIDS]

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AIDS and the Catholic Church

- AIDS and the Catholic Church As the AIDS epidemic in the United States advanced into the 1990s, it became clear that AIDS had a new target population. AIDS was no longer strictly a gay disease but was leaking into the general heterosexual population as well. Moreover, as the decade progressed, new cases of HIV infection were being increasingly identified in poor, minority communities. While the focus of the AIDS epidemic shifted from the high-profile male homosexual population to poor, minority communities, political activism and financial support for the fight against AIDS also began to decline....   [tags: HIV Religion Christianity Essays]

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Problems And Preventions Of Ebola And AIDS

- Viruses have become of great concern all across the world in the last few decades. The most common and the most talked about killer virus is AIDS, a virus that starts out as HIV and then proceeds to develop into a immune breaker that ultimately kills its human host. So far, there is no cure for AIDS, and most unfortunately the numbers of deaths from AIDS only continues to grow. However, another virus has gained much public and national attention. That virus is called Ebola. It is thought that Ebola's effect on humans is restricted to Zaire, Africa....   [tags: Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever]

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Affects of the AIDS Virus on the Family

- Acquired Immune Deficiency better knows, as AIDS is a virus that is affecting families all over the Unites States today. In a statistical study done by the United States Department of Health and Human Services they reported that “633,000 people were diagnosed with AIDS in 1997 and 393,416 deaths from the virus were reported” (United States). Although AIDS is not a very highly contagious disease like chicken pox, measles, or the pink eye it affects a great number of people and their families in today’s society....   [tags: Papers, HIV]

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AIDS

- AIDS AIDS, a severe immunological disorder caused by a virus that leaves the victim unable to fight infections. The AIDS epidemic is becoming a severe health menace throughout the world, but particularly in Africa, mainly South Africa. In “Battling AIDS in S. Africa”, an article from The Chicago Tribune, Pooven Moodley’s discusses why AIDS in Africa is a world problem. He states that nearly 1,600 Africans become infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, each day. In 16 countries throughout Africa, the AIDS epidemic affects more than one-tenth of the adult population is infected, according to Peter Piot, the executive director of UNAIDS, in a statement made to the Security Council....   [tags: Health Medicine Medical HIV Essays]

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What is New and Not so New in the History of AIDS?

- What is new and not so new in the history of HIV/AIDS. The history of HIV and AIDS is peppered with similarities to other epidemics seen throughout history. However, in many ways HIV/AIDS presented new ways of looking at and dealing with disease in our modern culture. This essay will examine these two separate avenues of thought, and will help to illustrate both the individuality of the epidemic, and its’ uniformity. How was the history of AIDS/HIV not so new. In the United States, HIV and AIDS began to be seen in the early 1980s....   [tags: HIV, modern disease and epidemics]

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Aids in the thrid world country

- In 2004 circa 95 thousand people died in Latin America. Cause of death. In a world of today where there is an abundance of bloodshed and carnage, surprisingly violence is not the primary cause of death but AIDS is. Having taken health classes for over five years, HIV/AIDS and STD¡¯s were not new or surprising. I became apathetic and impassive to such related issues. It seemed like something distant and remote that would never happen to me. But then a startling news article that stated in large bold letters, ¡°Brazil houses one-third of the carriers of the HIV virus in Latin America¡± caught my attention....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Negative Impact of HIV and AIDS in Malawi and in My Life

- INTRODUCTION Since the first case of HIV infection in Malawi was reported in 1985, (Malawi Government, 2012. 2) approximately 1,100,000 people in Malawi are now living with HIV and AIDS, (UNAIDS. 2013). Malawi is already a country in the throws of socio-economic and developmental challenges. The increase of the number of people infected with HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) and AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) is a world-wide problem and Malawi is experiencing this problem in pandemic proportions....   [tags: personal reflections]

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AIDS

- AIDS is one of the world's greatest leading causes of death. Today it is one of the world's most well known diseases and most feared. AIDS knows no race, age, or gender. One will be provided with information on exactly what AIDS is, the stages of HIV, the differences between HIV and AIDS, the knowledge of AIDS in the early 80s, and the knowledge of AIDS today. One will also come to know how AIDS can be contracted, treated and how it can be prevented. What is AIDS. AIDS, which stands for Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome is a viral infection that is developed in the last stage of HIV....   [tags: Health]

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How is HIV/AIDS in Uganda Connected to Social Justice?

- ... HIV is more common in women at 5.4 percent, compared to 2.4 percent prevalence rate amongst men. Developing countries such as Uganda have less money to support their basic necessities. Majority of these people do not have enough money to purchase health care to help keep them safe from the virus. As well in Uganda there is a lack of education about how HIV/AIDS is transmitted. Children need to be educated about making good decisions but also how to protect themselves from getting the virus. How is Canada responding....   [tags: antiretroviral drugs, developing country]

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Stigmatization and Discrimination: Living with HIV/AIDS in Canada

- According to the Public Health Agency of Canada HIV – the Human Immunodeficiency Virus - is a virus that attacks the immune system, resulting in a chronic, progressive illness that leaves people vulnerable to opportunistic infections and cancers. (Canada 2008) Essentially over time, when your body can no longer battle the virus it progresses into a disease know as Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome or AIDS. The transmition of HIV occurs when a person’s contaminated body fluids enter another individual....   [tags: Canada]

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Impact of Stigma of HIV-AIDS in the South African Workplace

- ... For this stigma and belief, many are isolated at home or at the workplace. They are further stigmatized by their peers via assumptions that they became infected with HIV because they chose to take part in unprotected sex and other behaviour that they believe lead ti HIV infection. HIV/AIDS: Human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, is the virus that causes acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). The virus slowly destroy the human body’s ability to fight of infections and cancers. AIDS is a far more progressive stage of HIV infection....   [tags: business, financial management]

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AIDS: Keeping New Queer Cinema Alive

- AIDS: Keeping New Queer Cinema Alive “Queer Cinema is Back” – headlines the front page of the 2005 issue of the Advocate, signifying to a new flood of movies making way into theatres. Five years prior to this news release B. Ruby Rich, who coined the art as New Queer Cinema almost a decade earlier, declared that the cinema had co-opted into “just another niche market” dominated by popular culture (Morrison 135 & Rich 24). What had seemed to be a movement, turned out to be only a moment in the brief years between the late 1980s and early 1990s when the energies of queer theory, the furies of AIDS activism, the legacies of independent and avant-garde filmmaking, and the schisms of postmodern...   [tags: homosexuality, cinematography, inequality]

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An Analysis of Mary Fisher's Speech, A Whisper of Aids

- On August 19, 1992 in Houston, Texas, Mary Fisher, the HIV-positive daughter of prominent Republican fundraiser Max Fisher, gives her keynote speech “A Whisper of Aids” to the Republican National Convention (1). Fisher’s purpose is “to lift the shroud of silence which has been draped over the issue of HIV/AIDS” epidemic (1). Fisher succeeds in her overall persuasiveness by effectively using ethos, logos, and pathos throughout her address to the conservative Republican Party to advocate for awareness, education, and the prevention of HIV/AIDS....   [tags: Rhetorical Analysis]

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