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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 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 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/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

- 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 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

- 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/AIDS

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

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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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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/AIDS Awareness

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

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The 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 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 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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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/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/AIDS Prevention Among Adolescents in South Africa

- Policy Brief: HIV/AIDS Prevention Among Adolescents in South Africa Heterosexual intercourse among adolescents is the primary method of HIV transmission in South Africa, with the majority of new infections occurring in the 21 – 25 year age group. An HIV-prevention campaign promoting abstinence among young people would seem to be an effective barrier to further infections. However, a policy promoting abstinence approaches the problem only superficially, and would not take into account all of the factors driving adolescents to engage in sexual relations, specifically unprotected sex, in the first place....   [tags: HIV in Africa]

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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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HIV and AIDS - We are Close to a Cure

- HIV and AIDS - We are Close to a Cure AIDS is a major disease that has threatened the world's population but many scientists believe that a cure is in sight. These scientists say they have developed a vaccine that will cure a dying AIDS patient. They also believe that have created a vaccine that will prevent a person from contracting the virus. AIDS stands for Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. Acquired stands for that the disease is not hereditary but develops after birth from contact with a disease causing agent in this case, HIV....   [tags: STD, 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 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 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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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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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 / Aids ( Hiv )

- HIV/AIDS Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is an enveloped retrovirus. It affects the immune system and the body loses its ability to fight diseases. It is mainly transferred by sexual contact. However, it can also be transmitted by contact with body fluid like blood, breast milk and so on (CDC, 2016). A patient is said to have AIDS when he/her suffer from many opportunistic infections (CDC, 2016). HIV is one of the global public health issues that have taken millions of lives till date. According to the CDC (2016), HIV has taken about 1.2 million people lives globally....   [tags: HIV, AIDS, Sexual intercourse, Immune system]

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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 At The University Campus Center

- Next, I took an HIV test in the University campus which was provided by Step-Up incorporation and that counted as an hour in this assignment. I went to the campus center and there were people on tables taking blood samples, to get it tested. They refused to tell me on the phone, which really made me fear to meet them. When I went to the hospital the told me that I do not have HIV, and I asked about them telling me to come when the result is negative and thee said it is the hospital policy. In my country, people how were diagnosed with HIV or AIDS cannot survive, because they do not have agencies to support those people, lack of medication, and the lack of medical experiences....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, HIV/AIDS, Condom]

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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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The Epidemic Of Hiv / Aids

- Health care is among the worst situation in Uganda, it is to a great degree troublesome of the population who make low wages to get the advantages of health services. The measure of physicians in Uganda is low and a large portion of the ill are not getting treated by any means. There is around four physicians for each 100,000 individuals. Health facilities must charge for treatment that most people cannot pay for it, so they turn to conventional medicine. People tend to defer treatment to a great extent because it can increase costs and escalate illness, which may result in death....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, World Health Organization, HIV/AIDS]

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Hiv And Human Immunodeficiency Virus

- HIV or Human Immunodeficiency Virus is a virus that affects the immune system by destroying a persons CD4 cells (T-cells) (1). “In the United States, HIV is mainly spread by having sex with someone who has HIV” (2). According the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HIV can also be spread by the sharing of needles with someone who has HIV, and by less common measures such as being born to an infected mother, being stuck with an HIV-contaminated needle, eating food that is pre-chewed by an HIV infected person, being bitten by a person who has HIV, contact with cuts of an HIV infected person, and open mouthed kissing with and HIV infected person (3)....   [tags: HIV, AIDS, 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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Hiv, Aids And Viral Hepatitis

- Introduction Sex workers are a marginalized population and for that reason, they don’t receive much attention from researchers and public health officials. The government of Brazil has had to implement measures to combat the spread of HIV among people who inject drugs. One of the leading ways of transmission is people who share needles when using drugs and the government has been giving out free needles ("HIV and AIDS in Brazil | AVERT", 2016). The condition could be exacerbated if someone is locked up in prison....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Homosexuality, Gender]

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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 Is A Serious Disease

- HIV is a very serious virus that slowly but surely attacks the immune system. HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. It is one of the most severe illnesses and leading causes of death in the United States. Once a person becomes infected with this virus, it becomes quite difficult for the body to fight off any diseases or any other types of illnesses. Furthermore, when HIV is very advanced, that’s when it leads to AIDS. AIDS is an acronym that stands for acquired immune deficiency syndrome and it is caused by the HIV virus....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Sexual intercourse]

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Hiv / Aids : The End Of The Session

- p. 33 #3. In the closing minutes of a group, assume that a member says she feels cut off by you. What would you say or do. Because my group consists of gay men who have recently been diagnosed with HIV/AIDS, I will have to discuss a few factors that may have contributed to this client dropping a “last minute bomb” during the end of the session. Firstly, his statement may just be an indication to talk about something deeper; it may not be the he feels cut off; it is that he feels he may not have had a chance to share something else that was on his mind....   [tags: HIV, AIDS, Feeling, Want]

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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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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 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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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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Human Immunodeficiency Virus ( Hiv )

- Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), which causes Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), is one of the world’s most severe and challenging health conditions worldwide (AIDS.gov). HIV contains up to nine-thousand RNA bases, one-millionth of what a human body could carry. It has about 9 genes that only encode about 15 proteins (Cohen, 143). Although it seems harmless, it has affected a drastic number of people to this day. There are 36.9 billion people throughout the world living with HIV/AIDS at this very moment; 2.6 million are children that have been tested HIV positive due to their mother carrying the disease when giving birth, pregnant, or breastfeeding....   [tags: HIV, AIDS, Virus, Immune system]

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Hiv And The Immune System

- Human immunodeficiency virus, also known as HIV, is a virus that slowly accumulates to become AIDS, which is the last stage of the lifelong disease. There are an estimated 1.2 billion individuals who live with HIV and undergo treatment to prolong their life. Since there is no cure, HIV patients live as healthy as they can be to stay alive and protect others from acquiring the disease. The virus has multiple stages and each stage has different reactions. HIV is a virus that slowly but surely attacks the immune system....   [tags: AIDS, Immune system, HIV, Immunodeficiency]

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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 And The Human Immunodeficiency Virus

- HIV, also known as the human immunodeficiency virus is a virus that attacks the immune system. It can be classified as a dangerous virus to humans as it can result in the formation of severe symptoms. Once an individual has been infected with the HIV virus they may go on to develop AIDS. HIV is found most abundant in developing countries, particularly that of the Sub-Saharan Africa, where over 28 million people are infected with HIV. In 2013, approximately 1.5 million people have died from aids related illnesses....   [tags: HIV, AIDS, Immune system, Protein]

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Hiv Is A Global Epidemic

- Introduction Colin Powell (2001) once said, “No war on the face of the earth is more destructive than the AIDS epidemic”. The Human Immunodeficiency Virus, also known as HIV, is a global epidemic that has traditionally been linked to individuals who partake in risky behaviors; however in today’s society, HIV has no face. It does not discriminate against race, gender, age, sexual preference, or socioeconomic status. According to AIDS.gov (2014), “HIV is a virus that only affects humans and weakens the immune system by destroying important cells that fight disease and infection”....   [tags: HIV, AIDS, Immune system, Immunodeficiency]

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The Epidemic Of Hiv / Aids

- 1.0 INTRODUCTION: WHAT IS HIV. HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) which is a virus that specifically destroys immune cells (T-cells) in the human body. Overtime, the virus worsens and will propagate towards Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) which is a condition that prevents the human body from resistance to infection, disease, and other pathogens. An international committee of scientists first discovered the virus in 1983, but controversy exists about its origins, see Appendix A....   [tags: HIV, AIDS, Sexual intercourse, Condom]

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The Origin Of Aids And Hiv

- The origin of AIDS and HIV has puzzled scientists ever since the illness first came to light in the early 1980s. The first recognized cases of AIDS occurred in the USA in the early 1980s. The illness was resistant to every treatment. The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a lentivirus and just like any other virus of the same type, it targets the immune system and weakens people 's defense systems such as the adaptive and innate immune responses, against infections. These viruses are also known as retroviruses....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Immune system, Immunodeficiency]

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The Difference Between Hiv And Aids

- People often misunderstand the difference between HIV and AIDS. HIV is the abbreviation for human immunodeficiency virus, which attacks a person’s immune system, specifically infection-fighting T-cells. If too many T-cells are destroyed, the immune system becomes susceptible to infections and infection-related cancers that can ultimately lead to death. Although incurable, if HIV is detected before it becomes too advanced, the disease can be controlled and managed through proper treatment, medication, and medical care....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Immune system, Blood]

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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 Current Rate Of Hiv / Aids

- The current rate of HIV/AIDS in Botswana clearly shows that the current government has failed to implement successful solutions in regards to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. These failures have led to the death of 3,200 people, in 2015. (AVERT 2016). Government HIV/AIDS policy in Botswana started out great. When the first cases of HIV/AIDS started to rise in 1987, the country took great measures to enact policy that would eradicate the problem. Botswana put in place a one-year national emergency plan that was first enacted in 1987....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, South Africa, Africa]

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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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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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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 And The Human Immunodeficiency Virus

- Over 35 million people worldwide live with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus. Each year, about 1 million people die just from HIV alone. While nearly 1 in 5 people do not know they have the HIV virus, and continue to pass it on to others without knowing it. According to the Center for Disease Control, Human Immunodeficiency Virus is the virus that can lead to Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, or AIDS. The virus can lie dormant in a person’s body for weeks, months, and even years. The difference between HIV and AIDS is that HIV is the actual virus that invades the body, while AIDS is considered the final stage of an HIV infection....   [tags: HIV, AIDS, DNA, Antiretroviral drug]

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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

- 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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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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How The Hiv Virus Evolve?

- Imagine suffering from a disease you knew probably would not be cured. Imagine yourself knowing that your life has changed dramatically. Imagine knowing that you would die soon at any moment. Millions of people around the world have HIV and are wondering what caused this virus to spread so quickly. How did the virus come in contact with someone. So in light of that, my question is, how did the HIV virus evolve. This question interests me because many people in the world today are affected by this virus every day and without a cure, how are people going to survive for a longer period of time....   [tags: HIV, AIDS, Immune system, Blood]

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Dna For The Hiv Virus

- In order for the HIV virus to begin the process of transmission there must be a host cell for the virus to latch onto. A virus’s structure is much like a mind without a body to control. The virus typically latches to a cell like the CD4 positive lymphocyte, or T4-cell. The virus is typically spread through the immune system, hence the use of the lymphocyte as a host cell. As other cells in the body replicate constantly, this cell produces new proteins for itself that allows for continuous replication of the cell, thereby sending more to replicate throughout the immune system....   [tags: HIV, AIDS, DNA, Immune system]

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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 And Aids : A Common Cold

- When most people think of viruses, their thoughts may include catching a common cold. It may be something that will make one miserable for a few days with the constant sneezing and coughing, but then will fade away in a few days. HIV and AIDS are probably not the first thing that comes to a person’s mind in terms of sickness. Regardless of what people may think, HIV and AIDS are very serious viruses to deal with since HIV is deemed an epidemic in certain parts of the world. The term HIV is actually an abbreviation for Human Immunodeficiency Virus, while AIDS--the result of HIV-- stands for Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education)....   [tags: AIDS, Immune system, HIV, Blood]

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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 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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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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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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Evolution Of Hiv Case Definition

- Evolution of HIV case-definition In 1981, fear began to grip a nation as a mysterious new illness began to emerge. Since, the origins of this mysterious new illness had not been discovered, a descriptive epidemiologic case definition was used to identify the disease. This new disease, called gay-related infectious disease (GRID) was characterized by opportunistic infections, pneumonia and Kaposi’s Sarcoma, a rare cancer characterized by purple lesions. At first, it seemed to only be affecting a group, men who have sex with men (MSM), it did not take long to notice the growing number of hemophiliacs who also exhibited symptoms of the case definition, leading researchers to believe there must...   [tags: HIV, AIDS, Drug injection, Heroin]

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Human Immune Deficiency Virus ( Hiv )

- In the United States, we are fortune to have access to an excellent healthcare system. We are able to receive medical attention, testing, and medications when we need it. Other countries are not as fortunate to receive the same type of medical delivery system as we do in the United States. One of those countries is Ghana. Ghana is a country in Africa that has been plagued with hardship in their medical system. One of the diseases that has affected Ghana, and all of Africa, is HIV/AIDS. Ghana has many organizations that help with the fight against HIV/AIDS and aide in financial resources for the country....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Immune system, HIV/AIDS]

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The Effects Of Hiv And Breast Cancer

- The last 20 years has been of significant progress in health care science. Diseases such as HIV and breast cancer have seen a marginal drop in death rates compared to the time when there was little understanding about these diseases. HIV used to be a death sentence to those affected by the condition, however with advancement in treatment it has become a manageable chronical condition and sufferers from this condition now tend to live longer (Von, B; Amrei, et al, 2014). Survival rates for breast cancer also improved to 80% in 2001-2003 in the UK and Wales compared to 52% 30 years earlier (Passant and Borley, 2013)....   [tags: Breast cancer, Cancer, AIDS, HIV]

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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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Human Immunodeficiency Virus ( Hiv )

- HIV Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is an enveloped retrovirus that damages the immune system and the body cannot fight the organisms. It is a sexually transmitted disease and can also be spread by contact with infected blood, from mother to child during pregnancy or childbirth, breast-feeding and so on (What Is HIV/AIDS, 2015). HIV infection progresses to AIDS when the immune system is badly affected and the individual becomes prone to opportunistic infections. However, everyone who has HIV does not advance to this stage (What Is HIV/AIDS, 2015)....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Immune system, 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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Hiv / Aids And Aids

- Introduction It is no secret that HIV/AIDS has caused immense devastation the word over. Indeed, HIV/AIDS presents one of the most daunting challenges that threaten socio-economic development in many countries. According to the United Nations (UN) (2004), HIV/AIDS encapsulate one of the world’s worst pandemic that has infected millions regardless of gender, race, or sexual orientation. Presently, half of the 40 million people living with HIV/AIDS are women (UN, 2004). To put it in context, HIV is no longer striking men primarily as it were during the past two decades....   [tags: Discrimination, Employment, HIV/AIDS, Health care]

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Risk Factors For Hiv / Aids

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

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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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Hiv And Aids : Aids

- HIV/AIDS is one of the deadliest diseases in the world today. HIV is a virus that weakens the immune system, making us prone to many infections. It can be transmitted in various ways; for example, by coming in contact with bodily fluids by unprotected sex, reusing needles when doing drugs or getting tattooed, being born to an HIV infected mother, etc. Millions of people are getting infected by HIV around the world. According to World Health Organization, “[. . .] In 2014, 1.2 [1.0–1.5] million people died from HIV-related causes globally [and] there were approximately 36.9 [34.3–41.4] million people living with HIV at the end of 2014 with 2.0 [1.9–2.2] million people becoming newly infected...   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Immune system, Safe sex]

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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 And Its Effects On Society

- Around our community, society and culture we all have illnesses within a few feet or inches between us. Individuals have some kind of discrimination toward those particular people, especially in the medical field. One of the most proper or deadly diseases in our world is called Human Immunodeficiency Virus, also known as HIV. According to an online dictionary called Merriam-Webster, HIV “…infects and destroys helper T cells of the immune system, causing the marked reduction in their numbers that is diagnostic of AIDS” (Merriam-Webster , n.d.)....   [tags: HIV, AIDS, Immune system, Antiretroviral drug]

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Mothers With Hiv And Breastfeeding

- HIV and Breastfeeding Since the beginning of time, breastfeeding has been one of the most encouraged and sacred acts between mother and infant, a natural survival skill for all species. It has been encouraged by many cultures and for some, is the only means of providing nutrition for infants. However, the existence of the often fatal disease, HIV, which can be spread through bodily fluids, challenges the sacred status of breastfeeding. “HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. If left untreated, HIV can lead to the disease AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome)....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Antiretroviral drug, Immune system]

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