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Hiv / Aids And Hiv Aids

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

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Hiv And Its Effects On Hiv

- HIV, better known as Human Immunodeficiency Virus, has been around for many years. It seeks and destroys cells within the body. HIV is like many other viruses, such as, the flu or the common cold. However, over time those viruses can be cleared out of your body, but HIV is nothing like that; the human immune system cannot get rid of it. The virus gets very strong over time and begin to kill certain cells, such as, your T-cells. Over time, HIV can destroy so many cells that your body will not be able to fight off simple infections....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Immune system, Semen]

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Hiv / Aids : Hiv And Aids

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

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The Stigma Attached to HIV and AIDS

- Stigma and seroconversion are a few familiar words that come to mind when dealing with HIV/AIDS. These are a few processes that people go through when they are indentified as being HIV positive. This is when their life on whole comes into contrast. This is so because people often take things like sex for granted and it is because of this some can’t live a healthy lifestyle. Just imagine finding out that you are positive. How will society accept you. What about the stigmatization that one goes through....   [tags: HIV, AIDS]

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HIV in South Africa

- A country once in denial now has it’s South African political leaders addressing the disease that is slowing killing their population The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) which evolves into acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is affecting South Africa socially as well as economically. This disease is also leaving over a million and a half children orphaned. Most of these children are not only orphaned but living with the virus as well. Brief History of HIV/AIDS and Government Involvement in South Africa The Centers for disease control (CDC) has declared AIDS a global pandemic....   [tags: HIV in Africa]

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The Epidemic Of Hiv / Aids

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

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Should Hiv Vaccine Be Necessary?

- ... The reality is that once a person becomes diagnose with this virus, their lives won’t be the same. I had seen the suffering this patients have, what they go through on their everyday life. Stigma and discrimination are so much harder, kids are expelled from school, they are abandon by their families, and society are afraid of them. HIV patients are to be treated right, with love and kindness as they need our compassion and support. It is probably too late for this patients an HIV vaccine, but it is not late for the rest of the population....   [tags: AIDS, Immune system, HIV, HIV vaccine]

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Hiv And The United States

- ... This stage is called acute retroviral syndrome (ARS), or also known as primary HIV infection. Symptoms in this stage include fever, swollen glands, rash, fatigue, muscle and joint aches. (AIDS.gov, 2013) This stage along with its symptoms can span anywhere from a few days to several weeks. Although this virus can be spread during any of its stages during the virus’ life cycle, the risks are at its biggest during this initial stage. However, many people who are infected may never go through this stage....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Immune system, HIV/AIDS]

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Hiv / Aids : A Manifestation Of Poverty

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

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The Announcement: Magic Johnson and HIV

- The documentary The Announcement was mostly about the era in which Magic Johnson lived and explained how HIV victims were perceived at the time (2012). America had a "plague" scare about AIDS in the 1980s when all this broke out which really a great deal to make people reflect on their "free-wheeling" sexual ways and social interactions and relationships. Today in 2014, people are still advised to talk openly with potential sexual partners and even get tested before having sex because AIDS is still very much alive and well in the world and in America....   [tags: aids, hiv patients, victims]

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The Epidemic Of Hiv And Aids

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

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Mandatory HIV Testing is Wrong

- TABLE OF CONTENTS S No Topic Page No 1 Introduction 3 2 Mandatory HIV testing among Pregnant women 4 3 Pros of Mandatory HIV testing for pregnant women 5-6 4 Arguments against Mandatory testing for pregnant women 7 5 Arguments against Mandatory Premarital HIV Testing 8-9 6 Proponents of Mandatory Premarital HIV Testing 10 7 Conclusions 10-11 8 Recommendations 12 9. References 12-13 Introduction There are different kinds of HIV testing: voluntary testing, where the person tested makes the decision; mandatory testing, where you are tested whether or not you want to be tested; and routine testing, where, if you got some blood drawn for some other reason, an ex...   [tags: Pro Con HIV Testing ]

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Hiv / Aids And Discrimination

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

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The Human Immunodeficiency Virus ( Hiv )

- ... To reduce your risk of HIV infection, use condoms correctly and consistently during sex, limit your number of sexual partners, and never share drug injection equipment. Mother-to-child transmission is the most common way that children become infected with HIV. HIV medicines, given to HIV-infected women during pregnancy and childbirth and to their babies after birth, reduce the risk of mother-to-child transmission of HIV. Impact on Body/System The symptoms of HIV vary depending on the stage of infection....   [tags: AIDS, Immune system, HIV, Immunodeficiency]

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The Epidemic Of Hiv And Aids

- AIDS. Also known as acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. Seventy one percent of people living and affected by Aids live in the United States alone. It is presently the leading cause of death throughout the region let alone the world. 39 million people in the past 3 years have died from HIV/Aids. A person can get HIV through various ways and it is easily transmitted to others. HIV is transmitted through different body fluids such as: blood, semen, pre-seminal fluid, rectal fluids, vaginal fluids, and breast milk....   [tags: HIV, AIDS, Blood, Blood donation]

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HIV Among African Americans

- ... population, they account for 44% of HIV infection cases in 2010.(insert page number) . African Americans HIV and Aids -related rates more than any other racial/ethnic group in the U.S. These epidemiological data focus point a critical need to develop an effective awareness LET EVRYEONE KNOE , reduction(getting treatment for those infected), prevention USING CONDOMS strategy to this race. According to The Henry J. Kaiser Family foundation, HIV was the 4th leading cause of death for both Black men and Black women, ages 25-44, in 2009, African Americans are less likely to talk to their children about diseases from the lack of knowledge, and the fear of sexual activites that are able to...   [tags: HIV, disease control and prevention]

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The Human Immunodeficiency Virus ( Hiv )

- ... Firstly, for people who are not infected with this villainous virus, be aware of HIV. Know what exactly will happened if someone gets infected by it. Educational institutions and parents are responsible for communicating openly about these kinds of subjects. Go and ask people who are familiar with health topics like your doctor or your health teacher in school. Additionally, the internet is a very good source to feed your curiosity, so go and investigate. Do not be shy, because the sooner you understand why you have to be careful, the more likely you are to avoid it....   [tags: AIDS, Immune system, HIV, Blood]

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Human Immunodeficiency Virus ( Hiv )

- My group and I choose human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) as our organism to explore evolutionarily. Our organism, HIV is retrovirus that infects human beings of every religion, color or creed. HIV can result in profound viremia and low T-cell counts characterized as acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). HIV first appeared in the 1980’s largely in males practicing anal receptive sexual behavior; HIV had not yet been characterized however medical personnel noted that this population had stubborn infections that were resistant to most medication....   [tags: HIV, AIDS, Immune system, CCR5]

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Unaids Report On Hiv / Aids

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

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The Human Immunodeficiency Virus ( Hiv )

- Public Health Problem The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has haunted humans for decades by weakening the immune system so low that disease progress to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Once in the human body, the virus infects vital cells leading to the depletion of CD4 immune and increasing susceptibility to other life-threatening diseases such as tuberculosis, pneumocystis pneumonia, and giving cancerous tumors an environment to thrive (Bacelar et al, 2014). The virus is spread through semen, blood, breast milk, or vaginal fluid....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Condom, Safe sex]

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The Problem Of Hiv / Aids

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

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Hiv And Public Health Issues

- HIV and Public Health Public health involves a number of factors; it is a science that aims to improve and educate the public in many aspects regarding health. A public health issue that can affect anyone anywhere is the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Public Health and HIV is a topic widely researched. Since there is no cure for such a disease, it is important to research and study this virus in hopes of bettering the outcomes for those inflicted with it. Ultimately, HIV can be prevented which is why it is necessary to raise awareness¬ to the public about the disease....   [tags: HIV, AIDS, Africa, Antiretroviral drug]

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Issues of HIV and Pregnancy

- Human Immunodeficiency Virus, or HIV, is a virus that destroys the immune system of a person. This virus is highly contagious and can be transmitted in many ways including: vaginal, oral, and anal sex, sharing needles, coming into contact with infected bodily fluids, and also through pregnancy, which is known as mother to child transmission. In the United States, there are about 1.1 million people with HIV and every year there are 540,000 new infections. It is important to note that of those new infections, 25% of them are in women....   [tags: virus transmission, HIV, CD4 cell]

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The Epidemic Of Hiv / Aids

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

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Hiv And Aids : Aids

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

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Hiv / Aids And Aids

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

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How The Hiv Virus Evolve?

- ... After acquiring the background information you begin to understand that it first originated in Africa, but wonder how did it spread around the world. Furthermore, there were studies that believed that the first transmission from SIV to HIV in humans took place around the 1920 in Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo (http://www.avert.org/professionals/history-hiv-aids/origin). In Congo, they are highly populated and do not know the dangers of HIV. It is known in Congo, to have the most genetic diversity of HIV strains than anywhere else....   [tags: HIV, AIDS, Immune system, Blood]

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The Hiv / Aids Epidemic

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

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Information About Hiv / Aids

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

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Hiv / Aids : A Very New Disease

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

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The Epidemic Of Hiv And Aids

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

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The Epidemic Of Hiv And Aids

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

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Hiv / Aids And Aids

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

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Human Immunodeficiency Virus ( Hiv )

- ... AIDS. Acute infection stage referrers to the period two to four weeks after it is infected. At this stage, “symptoms like fever, fatigue, rash, sore throat, aches and pains” will appear and remain with the patient for a few days to several weeks. The second stage “Clinical latency” is when the infection get spread without showing any symptoms. At this stage a patient can transmit HIV to others even though there are no symptoms. The third stage is called AIDS, when the HIV virus begin to suppress the body’s immune system as a result of which symptoms like “Rapid weight loss, night sweats, diarrhea that last for weeks, sores in the month, anus and genitals, pneumonia, memory loss, and neur...   [tags: HIV, AIDS, Infectious disease, Antiretroviral drug]

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Hiv, Aids, And Aids

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

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Hiv / Aids Does Not Discriminate

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

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The Prevention And Treatment Of Hiv

- This essay discusses the findings from research involving two published nursing journals and a few websites regarding the prevention and treatment of HIV. The first journal written by Stacey Lloyd focuses on the lack of information received to African American youths in North Carolina and the second journal written by Judith Cornelius explains the use of MCPs multimedia texting as a system of transferring knowledge to African American youth. The Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) website was viewed for its statistical information....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Sexual intercourse, Immune system]

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Hiv And Aids : Aids

- HIV and AIDS!!. Two medical conditions that have the stigma of creating fear in members of society. HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. This virus destroys the immune system by killing important cells that fight disease and infection. A diagnosis of HIV means you have it for life. Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome or AIDS is the final stage of the HIV infection. However, it should be noted that not everyone who has HIV develops AIDS. AIDS further contributes to the destruction of the body’s immune system by killing all the organs and cells that work to fight off infection or disease....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Immune system, Antiretroviral drug]

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Nano-microbicides are the Solution to the HIV Pandemic

- HIV spreads at alarming rates in developing countries, especially in resource pour settings and therefore the availability of microbicides would greatly empower women to protect themselves, as well as their partners against infection. The use of microbicides by women can easily be controlled and does not need the cooperation, consent or knowledge of their partners (DU TOIT et. al., 2009). The lack of effective vaccines against pathogens has stimulated the interest in the development of a topical microbicide....   [tags: HIV Pandemic Research Paper]

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The Epidemic Of Hiv And Aids

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

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HIV Infections in African American Males

- HIV infections in African American Males have been a national growing problem since the early 1990’s. According to CDC, in the United States, there are more than 1 million people living with HIV. 48 percent are afro American males between the ages 13-44(CDC, 2007). It is estimated that around 1 million people in the United States will be diagnose with HIV in the up coming year with the lifetime risk of becoming infected is 1 in 16 for black males (CDC,2007). However, there is growing concern about the disproportionate increase of HIV among adolescent African American males ages 13-19....   [tags: STD, HIV, AIDS]

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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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Get Tested For Hiv / Aids

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

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Aids : Hiv And Aids

- By the beginning of the twenty first century, AIDS made its debut. AIDS went from being an unknown disease to an epidemic. Every year people across the world are diagnosed with HIV, and dying from AIDS. As more people became aware of the devastating effects of HIV/AIDS, there is still a need to educate people. Because of research and bringing HIV/AIDS into the spotlight, people are living longer and healthier lives with HIV. HIV, human immunodeficiency virus, spreads throughout a person’s body that affects the cells of the immune systems....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Immune system, Antiretroviral drug]

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Aids : Hiv And Aids

- AIDS in Africa The continent most affected by AIDS today is Africa. HIV originally evolved from SIV (simian immunodeficiency virus) in Africa, and first spread to humans there as well. When Africans hunted primates with the virus, they contracted the virus from the bushmeat, and spread. AIDS hit Africa with surprise, and the continent was not ready for it. The HIV virus was able to spread so quickly because of the poor healthcare Africa has, and its governance as well. After the epidemic that took place in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and then the spread of HIV throughout all of Africa in 1980....   [tags: AIDS, Africa, HIV, Sub-Saharan Africa]

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Symptoms And Treatment Of Hiv

- ... However, there is demographic evidence showing there are certain groups of people more affected by HIV. In America today, there are roughly 1.2 million people living with HIV/AIDS (cite). Of this population, nearly half are African American and almost two-thirds of new infections are homosexual males (cite). Additionally, HIV/AIDS tends to be more prevalent in urban areas, and, as such, the East Coast of the United States has the highest number of individuals living with HIV/AIDS in America....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Immune system, T helper cell]

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Symptoms And Treatments Of Children With Hiv / Aids

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

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Elderly Contracting Hiv : An Ongoing Issue

- Review of Literature The literature review from articles proves the validity of research by performing in- depth question about elderly contracting HIV is an ongoing issue. The older and elderly population is unaware that they can become in effected with HIV and AIDS (Eduardo, Lamb, Kandula, ,Howard, Muqisha, ,Kimanga, ,Kilama, Kilama, El-Sadr, &Elul, 2014). There is a clear understanding of how HIV and AIDS came into existing and start damaging people life. According to The Center of Disease Control and Prevention, The history of this virus began....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Immune system, Condom]

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The Economic Impact Of Hiv / Aids On Africa

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

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Hiv And Aids : An Epidemic Of Great Proportion

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

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Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome ( Hiv )

- ... What they all had in common was that something was interfering with the process that normally protected oneself with invading germs. According to the last detailed research on statistics, it was observed that in 2010, there were 34 million people affected with HIV. More than half of this population was said to be women and close to 3.5 million are children of the age 15 years old. Again in 2010, 1.8 million people died from HIV which is less that the figure during 2005 which was 2.2 million....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Immune system, Blood]

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Sans Frontieres ' Hiv / Aids Outreach

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

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HIV/AIDS Awareness and Prevention Program

- According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) (2013), research has shown that many young people between the ages of 13-29 are not concerned about becoming infected with HIV/AIDS and many of them do not know their HIV status. The CDC (2013) found that 39% of all new HIV infections affected young people between the ages of 13-29. Contraceptive Technology Update (2013) found that studies have shown that the greater the number of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) contracted during the teenaged years, the greater the risk of acquiring HIV....   [tags: hiv status, sti's, aids awareness]

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Hiv / Aids : A Name That Many Americans

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

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The Human Immunodeficiency Virus ( Hiv ) Epidemic

- ... Kaiser 2013) The major signs and symptoms of HIV/AIDS go through four stages: the first stage doesn’t present any symptom, the second stage is characterised by minor rash/ respiratory tract infection. In stage three, there is a case unexplained diarrhoea, bacterial infections and tuberculosis while the fourth and the final stage leads to brain toxoplasmosis and oesophageal, tracheal, bronchial and lung candidacies. (Moreno CL 2007) At the onset of the HIV one suffers from the retroviral syndrome that is characterised by fever, headache, nausea, diarrhoea, night sweat on between the second and the third week of infection....   [tags: HIV, AIDS, Immune system, Viral load]

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Should People Adopt Foreign Children with HIV?

- When contemplating adoption, families begin to ask themselves a great deal of questions. Determining options including gender and age can generate a great impact on your adoption decision. A primary component of the adoption choice is whether you are adopting domestically or internationally. When families look into international adoption multiple risks begin popping into your mind. Will I ruin the child by taking them away from their home country. Is it too expensive to adopt internationally. Is my orphan child HIV positive....   [tags: gender, age, hiv transmission]

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Developing a Health Advocacy Campaign for HIV Stigma Reduction

- My preparation for this assignment began with a review of the Healthy People initiative that was developed by the Department of Health and Human Services. There are many ongoing health issues that our healthcare system is currently dealing with. The Healthy People initiative is a set of goals and objectives designed to guide national health promotion and disease prevention to improve the health of all people in the United States (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2010). The population health issue I’ve chosen for my policy developing campaign is HIV stigma reduction....   [tags: HIV Stigma Reduction]

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HIV and AIDS

- HIV and AIDS The AIDS and HIV virus is a very dangerous disease that sees no race, no color, no gender, no economic background and not even a specific age group. It can affect anyone, at any time if they put themselves in a situation where they could be at risk. AIDS stands for what is called acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. The virus causes the body's immune system to break down and become useless in fighting illness and bacteria. Even a common cold could lead to the death of a person affected with the AIDS virus....   [tags: HIV and AIDS]

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HIV and AIDS

- The Effects of HIV Mutations on the Immune System is deadly. HIV is the virus that causes AIDS. HIV is classified as a RNA Retrovirus. A retrovirus uses RNA templates to produce DNA. For example, within the core of HIV is a double molecule of ribonucleic acid, RNA. When the virus invades a cell, this genetic material is replicated in the form of DNA. But, in order to do so, HIV must first be able to produce a particular Enzyme that can construct a DNA molecule using an RNA template. This enzyme, Called RNA-directed DNA polymerase, is also referred to as reverse Transcriptase because it reverses the normal cellular process of Transcription....   [tags: HIV and AIDS]

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Hiv / Aids And Hepatitis B And C

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

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Aids Care Pl Hiv Care

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

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Transmission Of Hiv, Viral Load, And Cd4 Counts

- ... We would estimate the survival probabilities, cumulative incidence, relative risk, likelihood of censored observations and losses to follow up by using the Kaplan-Meier method of analysis. In spite all efforts, it still a challenge obstacles in developing countries and to less extent in developed ones. Controlling of HIV vertical transmission will prevent our next generations from facing the HIV consequences that will improve the public health in our communities. RELEVANCE Mother to child transmission (MTCT) of HIV has serious clinical effects for both mothers and their children’s health....   [tags: Immune system, HIV, AIDS, Pregnancy]

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Hiv Virus And Its Effects On Human Populations

- ... Although there are many different ways to become infected with HIV the most common transmission route is through heterosexual intercourse. In developed and industrialized countries there have been movements to promote safe sex and HIV awareness that have helped to curb the incidence of infection. In undeveloped countries HIV is still a prevalent disease and access to amenities such as condoms, clean medical supplies, and reputable health care are in short supply furthering the increase in the prevalence of HIV infection among these peoples (Huether and McCance, 2012, p....   [tags: AIDS, Immune system, HIV, CCR5]

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The Effects Of Being Born For Hiv Positive Mothers

- ... performed two different studies to assess development. The first was testing the children with the Denver Developmental Screening Test (DDST) at three, six, nine, twelve, and eighteen months of age. The DDST measured four major areas of development which were personal-social, language, and fine motor-adaptive, and gross motor. At every age segment, the children born to the HIV positive mothers scored significantly lower than the children born to HIV negative mothers on the DDST (Boivin et al, 1995)....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Antiretroviral drug, Immunodeficiency]

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Human Immunodeficiency Virus ( Hiv ) And Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

- ... According to a study done in Mwanze,Tanzia, it was shown that among people who inject themselves with drugs are 62% female and 28 % male. The higher HIV female users may be attributed to higher risks of sexual behaviors (Tan, Annabel Xulin). HIV/AIDS has greatly affected the Human population as a whole. The region in the world most affected by this virus is Sub-Saharan Africa. The epidemic was most severe in southern Africa. “At the end of 2012, of the 23.5 million people living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa, South Africa had the highest HIV prevalence which was one of the fastest growing HIV epidemics globally.” (Mutevedzi, Portia)....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Immune system, Africa]

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Are HIV/AIDS Carriers Suffering from Discrimination?

- Are people with HIV/AIDS suffering from Discrimination. HIV/AIDS is thriving now more so than ever. In fact, the World Health Organization reported that "34 million people around the world had HIV in 2010" (Eunice Shriver). Individuals with HIV can be judged by the society in many ways; they’re often rejected by others from various activities, because most people are misguided by the views of HIV. Though society has grown accustomed to the idea that many people are suffering from HIV/AIDS, many are still ignorant to the facts which leads to discrimination against the brave people battling the serious symptoms of the virus....   [tags: ignorance, lack of knowledge about HIV]

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Hiv / Aids Has Wreaked On All Parts Of The Globe

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

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HIV/AIDS in the U.S.A.

- HIV/AIDS in the U.S.A. Human Immunodeficency Virus (HIV), virus of the retrovirus family, the agent that causes Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). A person infected with HIV gradually loses immune function and becomes vulnerable to numerous infractions that can lead to AIDS. The virus was discovered in association with AIDS by three separate teams of researchers: first in 1983 by Luc Montagnier and scientists at the Pasteur Institute in Paris, and then in 1984 by Robert Gallo and his colleagues at the National Cancer Institute, on the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, and by Jay Levy and his colleagues at the University of California at San Francisco....   [tags: HIV and AIDS]

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HIV Prevention in Africa

- HIV prevention in Africa A continuing rise in the number of HIV infected people is not inevitable. There is growing evidence that prevention efforts can be effective, and this includes initiatives in some of the most heavily affected countries. One new study in Zambia has shown success in prevention efforts. The study reported that urban men and women are less sexually active, that fewer had multiple partners and that condoms were used more consistently. This is in line with findings that HIV prevalence has declined significantly among 15-29 year-old urban women (down to 24.1% in 1999 from 28.3% in 1996)....   [tags: HIV in Africa]

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HIV and AIDS

- In 1981, the first cases of severe immune system deterioration were recognized developed unusual infections. The new disease was later named "AIDS". At that time, no one knew what was causing the disease. Since then, science has shown that the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is the cause of AIDS. As HIV infection progresses, it weakens a person's ability to fight off diseases. By attacking the immune system, the virus leaves people more susceptible to other diseases. When a person with HIV contracts one of several additional diseases, or when a person's immune system shows serious deterioration, that person is classified as having AIDS....   [tags: STD, HIV, AIDS]

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HIV and AIDS

- HIV/AIDS INTRODUCTION At the beginning of the 20th Century it was believed by many, including the United States Patent Office, that there was nothing else to invent. Now, 100 years later at the beginning of the new millenium the ancient Egyptian philosopher is more relevant, "there is nothing new under the Sun". While HIV/AIDS may be a new disease, there is nothing new about a novel epidemic, which can potentially or actually decimate a population. In the late middle ages, the Black, now known as the Bubonic Plague, swept through Europe killing virtually half the population....   [tags: STD, HIV, AIDS]

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HIV and Aids in Sub Saharan Africa

- HIV and Aids in Sub Saharan Africa Introduction Sub Saharan Africa has a very serious HIV / AIDS epidemic with millions of its people living with the disease. It has now become a human tragedy in many areas of the world, but most affected is sub Saharan Africa. It is no coincidence that the countries suffering most with HIV / AIDS are also the poorest. HIV / AIDS is now considered to be the single most important impediment to social progress to many countries in Africa .This report will analyse the current situation using up to date sources from articles, books and the World Wide Web....   [tags: HIV in Africa]

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The HIV & AIDS Virus

- Citations AIDS.org - news, treatment information, and other resources. www.aids.org/ HIV and AIDS Activities - information from the FDA Office of Special Health Issues. www.fda.gov/oashi/aids/hiv.html Specialized Information Services Home Page - US National Library ... - ... Library of Medicine (NLM) is responsible for information resources and services in toxicology, environmental health, chemistry, HIV/AIDS, and specialized ... www.sis.nlm.nih.gov CDC-NCHSTP-Divisions of HIV/AIDS Prevention (DHAP) Home Page - ......   [tags: HIV, AIDS, Health]

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HIV / AIDS among Kenyan Youth

- In 2001, Sub-Saharan Africa recorded the highest number of deaths from HIV/AIDS, with 29.4 million people living with AIDS; 10 million young people and 3 million children. Among these, 12.2 million were women and 10.1 million men. In 2002, 3.5 million new infections were reported. From this backdrop, Kenyans were interviewed on their perceptions of sex and condom use within heterosexual relationships revealing that denial and silence played a major role in the escalation of the pandemic while gender differences, culture and power were perceived as negatively impacting negotiation of sex and condom use within Kenyan communities....   [tags: HIV in Africa]

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Hiv Prevention Plan For African Heterosexual Adults

- ... Additionally, healthcare funding in Africa has been defined as insufficient to resolve health trepidations, and is repeatedly condensed by governmental fraudulence (KPMG Africa Limited, 2012). Prevention Plan Importance Regrettably, promiscuity appears to be the most significant cultural aspect contributing to the spread of HIV in Africa. There are many additional facet rooted in cultural rites, sexual practices, and medical conventions observed in Africa. First, sexual elements such as anal intercourse, female circumcision, and infibulation must be specifically addressed in the African culture....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa]

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Effects Of Hiv On Children 's Cognitive And Motor Development

- ... Some of the neurological signs and alterations in the development of children behave as markers of HIV infection, which may precede other clinical signs of disease progression. However, children normally initiate symptoms of the disease with psychomotor retardation caused by repetitive infections due to immune system suppression by the virus, and a number of other developmental abnormalities, such as, delayed cognitive growth (Aylward, 1992). Relevant amounts of researches have been done with HIV infected children....   [tags: Immune system, HIV, AIDS, Antiretroviral drug]

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Hiv Prevention And Treatment Of The Western World And Developing Nations

- HIV prevention and treatment is a topic of growing concern in both the Western world and developing nations. Many different research studies are being conducted to find different treatment options. In Western nations there are many treatment options, patients and physicians can work together to develop a plan to help the infection. But this may not always be the case in developing nations, since there are not many available resources. The Human Immunodeficiency Virus is a virus that is commonly known as HIV....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Immune system, Antiretroviral drug]

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Hiv / Aids Prevention Care And Support Project

- ... Several partners involved included the Ministry of Health, Government of Kenya District and Provincial Health Management Teams and District AIDS Sexually Transmitted Infections who contributed to planning efforts. The Coordinating Officer of the Population Services International (PSI), Kenya Rural Enterprise Program (K-Rep), and the Kenya Association of Professional Counselors (KAPC) shared their skills and expertise. Six structures made up the project. Community mobilization targeted at community leaders, including district officers, chiefs, and assistant chiefs was one of the structures....   [tags: AIDS, Sexually transmitted disease, HIV, Condom]

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Patient Assistance Programs For People Living With Hiv / Aids

- ... He is too afraid to let his parents know what is going on. Joe became very depressed and thinks he is going to die. Joe is ready to give up because he does not know how he will be able to see a doctor without insurance. According to the Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention there is an estimate of 1.2 million PLWHA living in United States. In 2014 there were 6,123 newly reported HIV case in Florida. Florida (Florida Health Department, 2015). The cost medical treatment for HIV/AIDS is outrageous....   [tags: HIV, AIDS, Ryan White Care Act]

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Needle-Exchange Programs and The Fight against HIV/AIDS

- This paper will be concerned with the issue of having needle-exchange programs (NEPs) in the United States, for the purpose of encouraging injection drug users (IDUs) to engage in safer practices. Specifically, this paper will address the question of whether or not such programs are a desirable policy for reducing the spread of HIV/AIDS. This topic was chosen because it is evident that something needs to be done to stop the spread of AIDS, a problem that has reached epidemic proportions in nations around the world....   [tags: Injection Drug Users, Prevention, AIDS, HIV]

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