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- HIV People who inherit only one copy of a mutated gene that has an effect on HIV's ability to enter CD4 T-helper cells appear to be substantially less likely to become infected with the virus, according to a new report by researchers at New York University School of Medicine in New York City and collaborators at other institutions. Such a protective effect, if proven, falls far short of completely safeguarding individuals who carry a single copy of the gene mutation from the risk of HIV infection....   [tags: HIV and AIDS]

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HIV/AIDS Research

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

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HIV/AIDS in Prisons and Jails

- In addressing the prevention of the spread of the HIV virus in prisons, we have seen a rush to develop and implement prevention measures. Much attention has centered on such controversial issues as compulsory or voluntary blood testing, isolation versus integration of HIV infected inmates into the prison mainstreams, provision of condoms and disposable needles, and effective educational measures for specific groups within the prison.      Unfortunately, this rush to develop and implement preventive measures has resulted in a degree of polarization which has hindered progress towards implementation of effective prevention measures....   [tags: STD, HIV, AIDS]

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HIV Therapy

- HIV Therapy When the FDA approved the Pill for marketing in 1960, it changed America forever. The pill was released without adequate testing. Within two years, 1.2 Americans were using it and by 1973 that number had risen to 10 million. In 1969 the book "The Doctors Case against the Pill" by Barbara Seaman showed people the dangers. By the end of the 70's, the FDA required physicians and pharmacists to hand out sheets on possible negative effect and complications (Kalb 20-36). The pills contain two hormones, estrogen and progestin....   [tags: HIV and AIDS]

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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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The Human Immunodeficiency Virus ( Hiv )

- The virus responsible for AIDS is the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a retrovirus, which is classified as ssRNA + sense with RT, therefore it carries genetic information in two copies of RNA and uses the viral enzyme, reverse transcriptase to convert RNA into a double-stranded DNA. Further explained, viruses are classified by the format of the nucleic acid in the virion, or structure such as either RNA or DNA, single-stranded (ss) or double-stranded (ds) and whether the virus replicates with the enzyme reverse transcriptase (RT)....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Immune system, DNA]

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The Rate Of New Diagnoses Of Hiv

- Did you know Atlanta is ranked number one among U.S cities when it comes to the rate of new diagnoses of HIV. Human Behavior is determined by several different factors in the individuals and environment. The factors that occur take place in the micro/ macro level and often interact in relationships. The Webster’s Dictionary defines Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) as a transmitted infection. HIV is a condition in which, will cause failure of the immune system, which can lead to life- threatening opportunistic infections....   [tags: AIDS, Immune system, HIV, Immunodeficiency]

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Hiv Transmission Among Adolescents And Adults

- HIV transmission among adolescents and adults is an important objective of Healthy people 2020 and all HIV related programs. According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention, Adolescents and adults are the center of the epidemic when it comes to rate of infection. That population engages in risk behavior. They have a high rate of sexually transmitted infections and low rates of testing. “In 2010, almost 60% of youth aged 13 to 24 with HIV in the United States were unaware of their infection, compared to 16% for all ages (…) and only 35% of adults aged 18 to 24 had been tested for HIV” (“HIV Among Youth”, n.d)....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Sexual intercourse]

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Hiv And The Human Immunodeficiency Virus

- Nearly 36.9 million people are unknowingly living with this global epidemic, HIV. HIV, the human immunodeficiency virus is a disease that attacks certain cells within your immune system. Your CD4 cells, better known as your T cells are the cells that defend your body against infections and diseases. Once contracting this disease the virus destroys majority of cells remaining, weakening your immune system. When your state of health becomes feeble, this disease can possibly become fatal. AIDS, acquired immunodeficiency syndrome is the ending stage of HIV....   [tags: HIV, AIDS, Immune system, Antiretroviral drug]

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

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

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The Problem Of Hiv / Aids

- As society grows increasingly aware of the challenges posed by the HIV/AIDS epidemic, many actions are being taken to combat the dangerous virus, such as the College Administration’s decision to install condom dispensers in campus restrooms. This decision has been met with a great deal of resistance, and resulted in an uproar on campus, leading many to question whether or not the College Administration has made a wise decision. Despite the controversy, it is certain that providing easier access to condoms is ultimately beneficial to students and non-students alike, as the AIDS epidemic is not only a personal issue but a societal one....   [tags: AIDS, Sexual intercourse, HIV]

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The Treatment Of Hiv And Aids

- The treatment of HIV and AIDS For my final paper I chose to write about the treatment of HIV and AIDS. At first I will explain what HIV and AIDS are, what they can do to your body and how to get infected. After that I will outline what the pros and the cons of HIV and AIDS treatments are. HIV, also known as Human Immunodeficiency Virus, is a virus that attacks the body’s immune system. If left untreated, HIV reduces the number of CD4 cells in the body, which makes a person more likely to get infections or infection-related cancers....   [tags: AIDS, Immune system, HIV, Blood]

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Hiv And Treatment Of Hiv

- Mary Baker Ms. Lutts English III, Period 04 2 December 2015 HIV They believe that the most likely was transmitted to human and mutated into Hiv when human hunted these type of animal that spread through the contact with their infected the blood that studies hiv may jumped from human as far as the late 1800s. The only way to kno that you have have Hiv is to get tested, but if them people have it then its stuck with them for the rest of the their life. No safe and effective cure for hiv currently exists, scientists working hard to find one and remain hopeful....   [tags: HIV, AIDS, Immune system, Cytomegalovirus]

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Human Immunodeficiency Virus ( Hiv )

- Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a dangerous infection-initiating retrovirus which eventually becomes the causative agent for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) in its host. There is no direct cure for HIV/AIDs, though there are many drug therapies to improve the quality of life for those infected with the virus. Given the immense difficulty in treating the virus, it is important to gain a better understanding of how the virus interacts with its host cell. Once known in its full detail, steps may be taken to find a cure for the virus....   [tags: AIDS, Immune system, HIV, Protein]

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The Spread Of Hiv And Aids

- In developing countries there is little to no access to fast internet and good cable. We have it pretty good over here in America when it comes to receiving information and entertainment quickly. Countries like Zambia do not have that luxury. Many Zambians do not have access to information about the spread of AIDS/ HIV uses peer education to empower and mobilize communities to prevent the spread of HIV and AIDS. In the absence of television and the internet in many of the areas they work in, theatre is the best and most effective way of sensitizing whole communities to the issues around HIV and AIDS....   [tags: AIDS, Tuberculosis, HIV, HIV/AIDS]

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Hiv Prevalence Between Men And Women

- With almost 6.2 million people living with the disease, South Africa has the largest HIV epidemic in the world. HIV prevalence among women is nearly twice that of men. Reasons for the disparity in HIV prevalence between men and women are mainly poverty, and the status of women in South African culture. Brian Brink from The Global Distribution of AIDS Pharmaceuticals says, “In a country where 40 percent of the population is under the age of 20, keeping young people – particularly young women – free of HIV will be the marker of success.” Children in South africa are being hurt the most by the epidemic....   [tags: HIV, AIDS, South Africa, Africa]

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The Between Hiv And Hiv

- According to Equality Act 2010, People with HIV is protected under the section of the protected characteristics which include disability, race and ethnicity. This group is also protected from any form of direct or indirect discrimination, harassment and victimisation under this law (Legislature UK 2010). However, the Equality Act also permits direct discrimination against People with HIV, who is undocumented or failed asylum seekers because of immigration law requirement. However, People with HIV whose right to life is deny by not getting life saving treatment base on immigration status, this people human rights has been breach (Equality and Diversity Forum 2011)....   [tags: HIV, AIDS, Antiretroviral drug, Viral load]

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Hiv And The Human Immunodeficiency Virus

- An immunodeficiency is a congenital or acquired condition that impairs the production or function of immune cells or certain molecules, such as antibodies. The most devastating of the acquired immunodeficiency is acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) which destroys the immune system by interfering with the activity of helper T cells. It was first identified in the United States in 1981 among homosexual men and intravenous drug user. The course of AIDS is often grim, finally ending in complete debilitation and death from cancer or overwhelming infection....   [tags: HIV, AIDS, Immune system, T helper cell]

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Aids And Hiv : A Disease Of The Human Immune System

- AIDS and HIV are considered “newer” diseases. AIDS is “a disease of the human immune system that is characterized cytologically especially by reduction in the numbers of CD4-bearing helper T cells to 20 percent or less of normal thereby rendering the subject highly vulnerable to life-threatening conditions” (AIDS, n.d.), and it stands for acquired immune deficiency syndrome. HIV is “any of several retroviruses and especially HIV-1 that infect and destroy helper T cells of the immune system causing the marked reduction in their numbers that is diagnostic of AIDS” (HIV, n.d.), and it stands for human immunodeficiency virus....   [tags: Immune system, HIV, AIDS, T helper cell]

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HIV Speech

- HIV Speech It kills over 300,000 people a year. It can affect anyone regardless of your race, sex, or age. It cannot be seen, treated, readily detected or destroyed. It is capable of destroying millions of people without wars or violence. This thing is AIDS caused by the virus HIV-1. What would you do if you found out tomorrow you had AIDS. How would you react if a family member contracted the disease and was diagnosed with one to three years left to live. The HIV virus that causes AIDS began to affect the nation many years ago and was first discovered and documented by the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta, Georgia in 1979....   [tags: HIV, AIDS, Health]

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Hiv And Its Effects On Children

- AIDS is a noteworthy threat to each sexually active individual who is not in a long standing, commonly monogamous relationship. It is a real life problem to each individual who has kids or is considering having a child, each individual who is a sexually unpracticed adolescent, and each individual who has AIDS. Before an individual is diagnosed with AIDS they experience what is known as HIV. HIV also known as Human Immunodeficiency Virus is the infection that causes AIDS. With that being said, being HIV-positive, or having HIV illness, is not the same as having AIDS....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Antiretroviral drug, Immune system]

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Getting An Hiv / Sti

- As a female, I need to be careful to who I get active with and to know their history before taking a risk myself, and asking my doctor how to project myself from getting an HIV/STI’s. Human-being we are taking risks every day to prevent HIV/STI’s from spreading around. I interviewed someone that deals with all these issues. Talking to a specialist that works with these bacterial and viral sexually transmitted infections, helps someone understand these STI’s more, and how to protect yourself from them....   [tags: HIV, AIDS, Sexual intercourse, Condom]

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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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HIV and AIDS: How Has It Developed?

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

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Hiv / Aids Is A Dangerous Epidemic

- HIV/AIDS is a dangerous epidemic, a threat to human life, health and future generations of the country. It impacts strongly on the development of the economy, culture, social security, and threatens the sustainable development of all countries in the world. Today, HIV/AIDS is spreading dramatically in all regions from urban to rural, from the mountains to the remote islands of the country as well as around the world. There is no medication that can cure HIV/AIDS in these days. Therefore, knowing how to protect yourself and community as well as propagandizing knowledge is considered as a vaccine to prevent HIV/AIDS today....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Immune system, Blood]

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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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Hiv / Aids And Its Effects On Africa

- Introduction It has been thirty-five years since the official discovery of HIV. Although great strides and advances in science have allowed those infected to live long productive lives, globally, millions have died. Of the many countries HIV and AIDS have afflicted, no country has been more impacted by the devastation of the incurable disease than Africa. “Sub-Saharan Africa has the most serious HIV and AIDS epidemic in the world. The gravity of this epidemic has made an impact and gained attention of organizations created to help....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Africa, Condom]

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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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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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Hiv / Aids And Aids

- Before ART people with HIV/AIDS wouldn’t survive the virus. They transmitted the importance of this therapy to the audience by appealing to their logical by using statistics rather than through emotional strategies like the documentary. They state that, “with ART adherence during pregnancy and breastfeeding, along with postexposure prophylaxis for infants, the risk of HIV transmission from moth- er to infant can be cut from approximately 25%–40% (without ART) to 2% or less.” By using statistics, the audience can’t argue that ART are unsuccessful Both the documentary and the article believe that with ART, we’re on our way to a HIV/AIDS free future....   [tags: HIV, AIDS, Antiretroviral drug, Pregnancy]

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Hiv And Human Immunodeficiency Virus

- HIV is a virus that stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus this virus if not taken care of can become the disease of AIDS. HIV is transmitted through the blood, semen, genital fluids and also breast milk. Individuals who have contracted this virus cannot infect anyone by ordinary day to day contact such as kissing, hugging, shaking hands or sharing personal objects, food or water. But it can be transmitted by having unprotected sex of sharing of contaminated needles and syringes which is the most common way it is transmitted....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Immune system, Blood]

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The Psychological Impact Of Hiv And Aids On Adolescents

- Adolescents are often overlooked in terms of needing specific fostered treatment for HIV and AIDS. This age group is seemingly misunderstood, as they are too old to be considered children, yet too young to be considered adults. Because of their differences, it is pivotal that adolescents receive focused care, as this age group generally faces unique vulnerabilities while adopting new social roles, which can be further heightened for those living with the infection. Concentrating on the psychological impact of HIV and AIDS on adolescents, this population is at greater risk of psychiatric hospital admissions for depression and behavior problems....   [tags: HIV, AIDS, Adolescence, Tuberculosis]

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Sans Frontieres ' Hiv / Aids Outreach

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

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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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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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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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Human Immunodeficiency Virus ( Hiv ) And Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

- Of all the things that are being done in an effort to help African countries with their epidemic of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) helping on a grand scale has not be done. There has been a spread of informative programs to inform people of what they should be doing to prevent the spread of HIV and AIDS throughout all the regions of Africa. The people of Africa, when asked, were very knowledgeable about how to prevent the transmission of the viral particle, however the prevalence still remains high in African countries, including South Africa....   [tags: AIDS, Africa, HIV, South Africa]

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The Health Problem Of Hiv / Aids

- A health problem is a state in which a person is unable to function normally without pain, it can also be known as ill health or unhealthiness. Nigeria is a developing country whose health sector is severely lacking. Nigeria has a lot of health problems but some of the major health problems are Malaria, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS. However, the health problem which will be discuss is HIV/AIDS. HIV which is human immune deficiency virus which attacks the body immune system therefore interfering the body ability to fight off other virus bacteria or pathogens while AIDS which is Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, this is the chronic and more life threatening form of the viral infection....   [tags: AIDS, Immune system, HIV, Antiretroviral drug]

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Human Immunodeficiency Virus ( Hiv )

- Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is the virus that causes AIDS. HIV attacks the immune system making it harder to fight off infections. It destroys specific cells called T-cells that aid the immune system fight diseases in the body. This virus creates copies of itself inside the T-cells. Many different strains of HIV exist; they are classified into two main types: HIV-1 which is the most common type found worldwide and HIV-2 found mainly in Western Africa and some cases in India and Europe. HIV is spread from an infected person to another person through direct contact with body fluids like blood, semen, pre-seminal fluid, rectal and anal fluids, and breast milk....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Immune system, Infectious disease]

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Hiv / Aids Problem And Pepfar

- The HIV/AIDS Problem and PEPFAR HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. This virus, simply put, attacks the immune system. One contracts the virus by coming into contact with contaminated fluids (through intercourse, sharing needles, etc.). The virus, when left untreated, leads to AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome) in ten to fifteen years. The human body cannot get rid of HIV like most viruses, and there is currently no cure. When HIV leads into AIDS, the human body becomes highly susceptible to diseases, and the average lifespan once someone acquires AIDS is three years....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Immune system, Antiretroviral drug]

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HIV/AIDS

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

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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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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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HIV Spread

- Life-Threatening Interactions between Hiv-1 Protease Inhibitors and MDMA and -Hydroxybutrate (GHB) Introduction Purpose The goal of this assignment, is to read the health journal and with an unbiased appraisal, decide whether the information is conclusive enough based on solely the information given to possibly change one's health practices. Why Topic Selected In today’s college society, with the ever-growing number of sexually active students, HIV is quickly spreading....   [tags: STD, HIV, AIDS]

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Get Tested For Hiv / Aids

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

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The Human Immunodeficiency Virus, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome ( Hiv / Aids )

- One of the worst public health crisis of human history is the human immunodeficiency virus, acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDs). I chose this disease because of its intriguing origins and the destructive prevalence that is has in the world today. The human immunodeficiency virus started spreading in Africa over 30 years ago and eventually spread worldwide. The disease has been a major plague on society, not only killing numerous people, but destroying the economy, devastating communities, and creating geographical issues....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Immune system, Africa]

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Hiv / Aids Prevention Care And Support Project

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

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The Hiv / Aids Epidemic

- Since the first occurrence of the world wide HIV/AIDS epidemic in South East Asia, Thailand has been a leader within the region in addressing HIV on a large scale, preventative level. In 1990, the 100% condom campaign targeting condom use in the sex work industry. Although sex work is and always has been illegal in Thailand, it is something that is tolerated by the Thai government. Although this means there is an increase in high risk behavior, it has made outreach to these populations easier, as they are not targeted for prosecution....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Antiretroviral drug, Condom]

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HIV/AIDS Awareness

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

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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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An Infectious Disease And Public Health Concerning Hiv And Aids

- This paper will cover the topics surrounding an infectious disease and public health concerning HIV and AIDS. It will address information consisting of: a description of the disease, work conducted by government departments to reduce the impact; investigations, research studies, and surveillance data; government finding and investigations; past current and ongoing research. Human immunodeficiency virus infection (HIV) and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) is a form of disease affecting the immune system resulting from the HIV virus....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Immune system, Antiretroviral drug]

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The Epidemic Of Hiv And Aids

- The history of HIV and AIDS was an epidemic in illness, fear, death.It is believed that HIV originated in Kinshasa, in the Democratic Republic of Congo around 1920 when HIV crossed species from chimpanzees to humans. Up until the 1980s, we do know how many people developed HIV or AIDS. HIV was unknown and transmission was not accompanied by noticeable signs or symptoms. While sporadic cases of AIDS were documented prior to 1970, available data suggests that the current epidemic started in the mid- to late 1970s....   [tags: AIDS, Immune system, HIV, Infectious disease]

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Unaids Report On Hiv / Aids

- Shukria Fairooz NURS 420- Policy Brief HIV/AIDS in Zambia In 2014, UNAIDS estimated that around 1,200,000 people are living with HIV/AIDS in Zambia. According to the UNAIDS report, the prevalence rate for adults aged 15 to 49 is 12.4%. About 1 million women aged 15 and up are living with AIDS and roughly 100,000 children aged 0 to 14 are living with HIV. (UNAIDS) The most affected populations are men who have sex with men (MSM), migrants, sex workers, women, children and orphans. Some of the risk factors are having multiple and concurrent sexual partnerships, mother to child transmission, and low condom use....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Human sexual behavior]

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HIV/AIDS Awareness and Prevention Program

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

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The Epidemic Of Hiv And Aids

- Diseases, such as HIV and AIDS, have existed throughout humankind. We, as people who brush with disease, must define the disease, try to understand how the disease affects us, and seek prevention and treatment for the disease. HIV and AIDS are among the most fatal diseases of all time and remain a mystery to the medical world. According to the New York Times, HIV, or human immunodeficiency virus, is a virus that attacks the immune system, which makes its victims more prone to getting ill. Once the virus destroys the victim 's immune system, the victim can develop a disease called AIDS, which stands for acquired immune deficiency syndrome....   [tags: AIDS, Immune system, HIV, Infectious disease]

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Hiv / Aids Pandemic : The Global Agenda For The Past Four Decades

- The HIV/AIDS pandemic has dominated the global agenda for the past four decades. HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) itself is a virus which targets specific cells within the immune system known as CD4 cells (T cells). As time elapses, the number of these CD4 cells deplete under attack from the HIV virus, rendering the body incapable of warding off infection and disease, as a direct result of a severely weakened immune system. At this point, the HIV infection progresses into AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome)....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Immune system, Immunodeficiency]

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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 Human Immunodeficiency Virus ( Hiv )

- How to Avoid Getting and Spreading HIV In the streets, school, work and even home when someone is sick, based on their symptoms you can make an assumption about what they suffer from. Often it is not something odd to see a friend having a headache, fever, and sore throat, or even they might complain about a diarrhea and vomiting. As little as they know, the person who is suffering from these symptoms will assume that might have gotten poisoned by unhygienic food that they ate the day before, or it is the common cold, which is due to the change of weather....   [tags: AIDS, Immune system, HIV, Blood]

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Symptoms And Treatment Of Hiv

- After initial infection, HIV will progress through three stages. During the first stage, which can last anywhere from three to eight weeks, the individual will exhibit symptoms similar to the common cold. During this stage, the body will recognize HIV as a foreign body and actively fight the virus. Because the body is fighting the virus, symptoms may include fever, headache, exhaustion, and potentially enlarged lymph nodes (naiad cite). As the virus spreads and attacks more CD4 cells, the body’s immune system will begin to weaken, creating the potential for further infection from other viruses and diseases....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Immune system, T helper cell]

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The Stigma Of Hiv And Aids

- Living as a gay men in the twenty first century is an absolute blessing. I am able to comfortably be myself, love who I want, and live to my full potential without any backlash. While I could sit here and discuss all the positive, there is key issues in the LGBT community and the world. The world and key ‘at risk groups’ like mine are battling the fight of HIV and AIDS. This disease has not only impacted specific groups of people, but has spread to where anyone can get it by failing to take proper steps to prevent such a fatal and devastating disease....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Immune system, 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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Hiv / Aids And Discrimination

- Ayeola Lange 5/3/16 English Professor HIV/AIDS and Discrimination Today AIDS still affects both men and women, predominantly African American women. AIDS was originated in Africa. As of today people can live with AIDS as opposed to years before they had the proper medication to treat AIDS, but keep in mind their is still no cure as of yet. It has been a worldwide disease that federal officials and associations tried to make up laws and ways to prevent the transmission of AIDS....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Immunodeficiency, Tuberculosis]

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Hiv Virus And Its Effects On Human Populations

- Human immunodeficiency virus, most commonly known as HIV, is an acquired virus that attacks the immune system of the host and eventually leads to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome otherwise known as AIDS. HIV is a relatively new disease in human populations, AIDS was first observed in homosexual males in 1981 (Herron et al., 2014, p. 2). Later, in 1983, soon after the discovery of AIDS, scientists identified HIV virus as being responsible for AIDS, we now know that AIDS is the last stage of HIV infection (Tortora et al., 2013, p....   [tags: AIDS, Immune system, HIV, CCR5]

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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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Hiv / Aids And Aids

- Globally, the largest amount of those suffering from HIV and AIDS are those in South Africa. As of 2013, there were an estimated 6.3 million living with HIV, and that number is only growing (HIV). HIV and AIDS have always been a serious disease, as the US in the eighties can attest, but with it being at such a high prevalence in 2013 is quite worrying, and the amount of people infected far outweighs those affected in the US in the eighties. The United States have been trying to combat HIV/Aids in South Africa, and it has been somewhat successful however the United States have been moving their aid efforts to other poorer countries, and as a result the progress made towards fighting HIV/AIDS...   [tags: AIDS, Immune system, HIV, South Africa]

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- HIV Many eyebrows raised late in 1979, when the then unkown HIV virus raised its ugly head. The first two cases of the rare cancer, Karposis Sarcoma was diagnosed in two homosexual men in N>Y>C. About the same time in Los Angeles, several cases of the rare infection, Pneumocytis cariini pneumonia were being treated. Incidences of these strange diseases and infections were sky-rocketting around the country. The disease was effecting mostly young gay men in their 30's. There was no official name for the syndrome, but it was referred to by various names, GRID (gay related inmmune disease), Gay Cancer, and, "Community Acquired Syndrome"....   [tags: STD, HIV, AIDS]

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Hiv / Aids And Aids

- It was first recognized in the United States in 1981 in homosexual men. Now it’s a worldwide pandemic that is seen in both homosexual and heterosexual men and women. What is it. HIV/Aids. So what exactly are HIV/Aids and how is it transmitted. These are just a couple questions out of many more that I will cover in this research paper on HIV/AIDS. HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Vvirus, which is the virus that causes HIV infection. AIDS stands for Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, which is the most advanced stage of HIV infection....   [tags: AIDS, Immune system, HIV, Immunodeficiency]

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The Human Immunodeficiency Virus ( Hiv )

- HIV/AIDS History The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) targets the immune system and weakens people 's defense systems against infections and some types of cancer. As the virus destroys and impairs the function of immune cells, infected individuals gradually become immunodeficient. Immune function is typically measured by CD4 cell count. Immunodeficiency results in increased susceptibility to a wide range of infections and diseases that people with healthy immune systems can fight off. The most advanced stage of HIV infection is Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), which can take from 2 to 15 years to develop depending on the individual....   [tags: AIDS, Immune system, HIV, Immunodeficiency]

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Hiv And Sexual And Reproductive Health Education

- Women make up the growing population of those living with HIV/AIDS in the United States. The rate of women infected with this disease is usually higher among younger people than older people. Women prisoners are more than likely to have attracted this infection before actually being incarcerated. Most women were infected with HIV, by a drug injection or may have received HIV from their mother as an infant, or through sexual intercourse. Since women prisoners may engage in sexual intercourse during detention or release on parole, they should be enabled to protect themselves through the provision of condoms and skills in negotiating safer sex....   [tags: HIV, AIDS, Sexual intercourse, Safe sex]

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The United States Government and HIV/AIDS

- AIDS is a disease that has effected and is still affecting the country in many detrimental ways. When first discovered in the country of Africa, the seriousness was unheard of. As the AIDS virus reached the United States, the devastating effects became more obvious. This was the point when the United States government felt that something should be done about the HIV/AIDS virus. According to the Office of AIDS research, AIDS, or Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome is a serious illness that originates as HIV....   [tags: HIV/AIDS Essays]

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Types Of Hiv : Hiv

- Types of HIV There are two types of HIV: HIV-1 and HIV-2. Although both types of this virus can be transmitted via skin to skin and skin to body contact, there are differences (AVERT, 2014)(Wallace, 2009). HIV-1, is the virus mostly referred to when of HIV and hence is the type that can rapidly destroy the immune system and progress to AIDS. HIV-2, (rare and uncommon in most areas) is pervasive in West Africa. HIV-2 said to be less easily transmitted as the characterized in having a longer asymptomatic stage....   [tags: HIV, AIDS, Condom, Sexual intercourse]

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Hiv And Human Immunodeficiency Virus

- Many people are not very educated about HIV or AIDS and they don’t understand how they could be at risk or may not understand how to get tested. HIV is a virus that gradually attacks the immune system. HIV is also known as Human Immunodeficiency Virus. When our immune system is attacked, this causes serious problems. Our immune system is our body 's natural defense against illnesses and diseases, and when this becomes affected our whole body is at risk. HIV , or Human Immunodeficiency Virus, destroys a type of white blood cell called a T-helper, and then it will make copies of itself inside other cells....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Immune system, Immunodeficiency]

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Symptoms And Treatment Of Hiv

- Risk Factors Along with the current HIV population growing older or aging , there is a recent trend in older individuals being diagnosed with HIV (Linley et al., 2012). In addition to the increasing amount of prevalence, it has been found that these older patients have a disparity when they learned their diagnosis. Patients that are over the age of 50 are twice as likely as young people to receive a late diagnosis of HIV (Linley et al., 2012). The diagnosis of HIV in older individuals is often delayed due to symptoms commonly being mistaken for other, more common, geriatric diseases (Linley et al., 2012)....   [tags: HIV, Sexual intercourse, Immune system]

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Hiv / Aids : A Global Epidemic

- HIV/AIDS has been named a global epidemic which has not only affected many developing countries but specifically has had a tremendous impact on South Africa. It has been a major cause of death and continues as a public health concern which needs to be controlled. To understand the efforts being made by two campaigns, the Treatment Action Campaign and loveLife, an understanding of what the country is facing is essential. Statistics show that about seven million people are living with HIV and just in 2015, there were 380,000 new HIV infections and 180,000 AIDS-related deaths....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Antiretroviral drug, South Africa]

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The Epidemic Of Hiv Aids

- AIDs is rapidly becoming a regular part of every day life, but don’t worry, you don’t have to get it. “Although much of the early panic surrounding AIDS came from the belief that AIDS could be transmitted through casual contact, experience has proven such beliefs wrong. That 's because HIV is only transmitted through an exchange of bodily fluids, particularly semen and blood. For this reason, all forms of sexual contact that allows direct exchange of bodily fluids are possible routes of HIV transmission....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Immune system, Blood]

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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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Human Immunodeficiency Virus ( Hiv ) -1 Infection

- Mathematical modeling has helped everyone fully understand the disease, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)-1 infection. A lot of deterministic models have been implemented to explain the immune system and how it interacts with HIV, and also how it is affected by drug therapy. Using clinical data and mathematical modeling has been used to clarify the standards that supervise HIV and immune system dynamics with association to antiviral drug therapy. Additional studies have showed lifelong infected cells; the cells make copies of the virus and the high replication rate of HIV in the body (Rivadeneira , 2014)....   [tags: Immune system, HIV, AIDS, Antiretroviral drug]

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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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Why The Hiv Is Be Special?

- WHAT I ALREADY KNOW/WHY THIS TOPIC Why does the HIV considered to be special. And why scientists haven’t found a cure for it although it has been known long time ago. I’ve always heard of the term “HIV” or “AIDS” on TV, read in newspapers, magazines, even in school-books, interested about that global problem but never had the chance to deeply learn about it, but now I have. What I already know about HIV is that it’s a sexual transmitted disease called Human Immunodeficiency Virus. My limited knowledge about that virus was one of the main reasons that made me choose that topic, along with its widely spread, notorious reputation....   [tags: AIDS, Immune system, HIV, Antiretroviral drug]

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Hiv And Aids : A Dangerous Disease

- HIV and AIDS is a dangerous disease, this disease it not gender, race, color, or age specific. They can affect anyone at any given time when people are unsafe about their choices. These diseases have been around for a long time though it origin can not be pin pointed. HIV and AIDS are acronyms for human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immune deficiency. Human immunodeficiency virus also known as HIV is a sexually transmitted infection (Mayo). HIV infects the cells of a living organism in order to replicate them; it attacks the immune system leaving it defenseless to fight against the virus....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Immune system, Infectious disease]

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