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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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Human Immunodeficiency Virus ( Hiv )

- Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is considered a major communicable disease. Currently, an estimated 40 million people are living with this infection worldwide and another 40 million have died of the disease. In the US, it is estimated that there are one million HIV affected people and 50,000 affected people are being added every year to the existing number. “HIV is largely an urban disease, with most cases occurring in metropolitan areas with 500,000 or more people. The South has the highest number of individuals living with HIV, but when you take population size into account, the Northeast has the highest rate of persons living with new HIV infections.” (CDC; 2014)....   [tags: HIV, AIDS, Infectious disease, Antiretroviral drug]

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Hiv / Aids Does Not Discriminate

- HIV/AIDS does not discriminate. This deadly virus infiltrates any and all available immune systems and wreaks havoc on the host, exposing its victim to not only the inevitable health risks, disease and destruction of the immune system, but also to potential discrimination and other social hardships. The notorious HIV virus infects people of all genders, sexual orientations, geographical areas, and ages. In 2014, of the estimated 37 million people around the world living with HIV, 2.6 million of those individuals were under the age of 15....   [tags: HIV, AIDS, Immune system, Breast milk]

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Hiv / Aids And African Americans

- • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) diffuses by attacking the human T-cells, which are a major part of the human immune system. HIV escalades into AID’s (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome) when a large portion of T-cells have been destroyed. In the past years, HIV has become increasingly prevalent in African American communities, at the same token, becoming extraneous in the White population. This circumstance has stimulated many researchers to study risk behaviors, occurrence of AIDS in African Americans, and various therapeutic interventions....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Immune system, Antiretroviral drug]

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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, And Aids

- Numerous studies have been conducted on Human Immunodeficiency Virus also known as HIV. It is known that if left untreated HIV can lead to Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS). The human body cannot fight out HIV, unlike some other virus. This means that once a person comes in contact with HIV, he/she has it for life. So far there is no cure for the disease, even though there is news about medications that can be used to control the virus. One known treatment for HIV is called antiretroviral therapy....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Tuberculosis, Antiretroviral drug]

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Hiv And Its Effects On Africa

- HIV commonness in East Africa is generally medium to high, and second behind southern Africa. On the other hand, general predominance has been in decay for as long as two decades. For instance, Kenya has seen its HIV prevalence decrease from a height of 14 percent to about 6 percent. Uganda and Tanzania likewise have infection rate of more than 5 percent, with the most reduced found in Madagascar which is 0.5 percent and Mauritius with 1.2 percent. Regardless of this advancement, there are new regions of worry with HIV prevalence on the ascent among vulnerable groups including individuals who infuse drugs, detainees and uniformed services (for example, the military and the police)....   [tags: Africa, AIDS, HIV, Sub-Saharan Africa]

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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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The Prevention And Treatment Of Hiv

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

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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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The Problem Of Hiv / Aids

- A 22 year-old Caucasian male student at the University of Florida went into an urgent care clinic seeking treatment for a persistent flu-like symptoms, most notably a severe fever. Roughly two weeks prior, during the winter break between semesters, the patient went out to several bars and night-clubs for his birthday and became overly intoxicated. That night, he took part in unprotected sex with an unknown individual and the flu-like symptoms arose roughly a week after. The patient is unsure whether or not the stranger was a carrier of HIV/AIDS....   [tags: HIV, AIDS, Antiretroviral drug, Immune system]

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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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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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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 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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The Epidemic Of Hiv And Aids

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

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Hiv 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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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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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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Prevalence Of Hiv / Aids Epidemic

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

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Hiv / Aids And Aids

- HIV/Aids, this was at one time words that was known to illicit fear and the unknown in the peo-ple that heard them. The reason for this is that when the first cases of HIV/Aids was seen in the United States, many were unaware that this disease even existed. HIV is the human immunode-ficiency virus that can result in acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), which, at this time, is incurable. What is Aids (2014) Patients that were homosexual and/or intravenous drug users were beginning to present to the medical community as early as nineteen eighty–one in Los Angeles, New York and San Francis-co with complications of Kaposi’s sarcoma (KS) and Pneumocystis carinii, which, is now, P jiro-veci...   [tags: AIDS, Infectious disease, HIV, Immune system]

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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 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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Nano-microbicides are the Solution to the HIV Pandemic

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

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HIV Infections in African American Males

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

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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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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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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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Aids : Hiv And Aids

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

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Symptoms And Treatment Of Hiv

- 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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Combating HIV/AIDS in Developing Nations

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

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Hiv And Sexual Minority Groups

- Men who have sex with men (SMS) account for sixty one percent of all HIV infections, despite only taking up an approximate two percent of the population. This reality, as well as the reality that MSM are the only group where HIV infection rates are increasing, no decreasing, has a profound effect on the culture of the homosexual community (2015). There have been many books written on the topic of HIV and sexual minorities, and a short paper could not possibly hope to cover the breadth of the reality for many sexual minority members in regards to HIV....   [tags: AIDS, Sexual intercourse, HIV, Safe sex]

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The Hiv / Aids Epidemic

- The HIV/AIDS epidemic has a very complex and exasperating history in the African-American community. In order to have a hope of improving the prevalence of the virus in the African-American community, it is important to identify the sources that keep the virus so active in the Black community. According to the American Journal of Public Health, African-Americans have a higher prevalence of HIV and STD’s compared to other racial/ethnic groups, and, furthermore, are more likely to engage in sexual and injecting relationships with other African-American individuals, who have risk factors equal or greater than they do....   [tags: HIV, Sexual intercourse, AIDS, African American]

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Palliative Care For Persons With Hiv / Aids

- NEED OF PALLIATIVE CARE FOR PERSONS WITH HIV/AIDS Previously, HIV was considered a disease associated with young persons. However, in present day, it is recognized as the disease that affects people of all ages. Individual aged 50 and older has many of the same HIV risk factors as a younger individual. There is an increase in the number of patients aged 50 and over who are living with HIV. This increase in the population is due to the increase in life expectancy of people with HIV and new cases in older people....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Immune system, Gerontology]

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Hiv Is Known As The Human Immunodeficiency Virus

- HIV is known as the Human immunodeficiency virus. The virus was recognized in a chimpanzee by scientists in Africa. They believe that it is the same cause of HIV infections found in humans. The type of infection found in chimpanzees is called the simian immunodeficiency virus that was spread to humans and also mutated into HIV. There was a time when human hunted chimpanzee for meat and was in contact with their blood that is infected. In past studies it showed that HIV have showed up in apes and humans in the late 1800s....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Immune system, Immunodeficiency]

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Symptoms And Treatments Of Children With Hiv / Aids

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

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Elderly Contracting Hiv : An Ongoing Issue

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

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The Economic Impact Of Hiv / Aids On Africa

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

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Hiv And Aids : An Epidemic Of Great Proportion

- It is a disease often defined by sexuality, race, ethnicity, and social background. In the last sixty years, HIV and AIDS have grown to be an epidemic of great proportion that has been proven to defy all of these limitations. Globally the face of human immunodeficiency virus, better known as HIV, has been cast upon impoverish undernourished men and women in Sub-Saharan Africa. According to the World Health Organization or WHO, HIV and AIDS affects 119 countries globally. Currently, there are 36.9 million people worldwide are living with HIV or AIDS....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Africa, Antiretroviral drug]

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Hiv / Aids : A Growing Concern Globally

- HIV/AIDS is a growing concern globally. The number of people infected and diagnosed continues to rise with numbers that could beat any of the previous year’s records by the end of this year, 2015. This also stands true for Kansas, our home state. These numbers may be rising because more people are wanting to know their statuses and are becoming aware of the dangers hidden in this deadly virus. On the other hand people may be living more risky life styles, foolishly thinking they are above catching HIV....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Human sexual behavior]

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Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome ( Hiv )

- Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, also known as AIDS, is mainly caused by Human Immune Deficiency Virus (HIV). AIDS is one stage in the course of HIV disease, which must be diagnosed by a physician. According to World Health Organization (WHO), HIV damages the body’s immune system by destroying the white blood cells which help us to conquer pathogens. When HIV enters the white blood cell, it may remain inert. It infects another cell to produce many new HIV’s once it’s activated. This decreases the body’s ability to fight infection and suppress multiplication of abnormal cells, such as cancer....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Immune system, Blood]

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The Epidemic Of South Dakota Hiv / Aids

- In South Dakota HIV/AIDS is not a common issue in the media. However, in sub-saharan Africa the virus is an enormous issue that public health has been trying to tackle for years. There are many questions that arise when someone thinks about how the virus has infected so many adults in sub-saharan Africa, such as, why has public health not been able to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS in Sub-saharan Africa. Why is there still no cure for HIV/AIDS. What are the risks with such a high population infected....   [tags: AIDS, Africa, HIV, Antiretroviral drug]

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Brief Introduction Of Hiv

- Brief Introduction of HIV: HIV is a virus that is called the human immunological disorder virus. Usually, the system produces white blood cells and antibodies that attack viruses and bacterium. The infection fighting cells area unit known as T-cell lymphocytes. This disables the system to defend the body against diseases and tumors. Numerous infections are going to be able to develop, these timeserving infections benefit of the body 's weakened system. These infection that unremarkably will not cause severe or fatal health issues can eventually cause the death of the HIV patient....   [tags: AIDS, Immune system, HIV, T helper cell]

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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 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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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 Impact Of Discrimination And Gender Inequality Between Women With Hiv

- COMPARING THE IMPACT OF DISCRIMINATION AND GENDER INEQUALITY BETWEEN WOMEN WITH HIV IN NIGERIA AND AUSTRALIA Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) caused by Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) has become one of the biggest challenges as an infectious diseases around the world in recent years. HIV weakens the human immune system progressively and makes people with HIV more vulnerable to infectious diseases (World Health Organization, 2015). HIV is transmitted through exchange of infected person’s blood and fluid....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Sexual intercourse]

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Hiv / Aids : A Name That Many Americans

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

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Ethical And Legal Aspects Of Hiv Disclosure

- There are many ethical and legal issues regarding the disclosure of HIV status in Australia, specifically before engagement in a sexual relationship. These issues are investigated in a variety of articles and reports, including “The paradox of public HIV disclosure” (Paxton, 2002), which analyses the multifaceted benefits of disclosure in relation to social, psychological and physical health. Incongruently, alternate articles such as, “Disclosure of HIV-positive status among people from minority ethnic communities in Sydney” (Korner, 2007), assess the social risks for those who disclose their HIV status, investigating the negative impact disclosure may have on an individual’s health....   [tags: Human sexual behavior, Sexual intercourse, HIV]

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Hiv Is The Abbreviation For Human Immunodeficiency Virus

- HIV is the abbreviation for Human immunodeficiency virus. HIV is an enveloped retrovirus which interferes with your body 's ability to fight the organisms by damaging your immune system. HIV is a sexually transmitted infection and can also be spread by contact with infected blood, from mother to child during pregnancy or childbirth, breast-feeding and so on. HIV affects the immune system, especially CD4 cells, or T cells. Over time, HIV destroys the overall immune system and the body is not able to fight off infections and disease (HIV/AIDS 101, 2015)....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Immune system, Human sexual behavior]

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The Human Immunodeficiency Virus ( Hiv ) Epidemic

- Overview of HIV The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) epidemic has become a huge health issue in the United States. (Healthy People, 2016) About 1.1 million of Americans in the US are today living with HIV, and 1 out of 5 people do not know that they are living with it. Throughout the years HIV continues to spread rapidly and about 56,000 new infections are reported each year. About 50 percent of those new HIV infections reported occur from the 21 percent of people that are infected with HIV but are not aware of it....   [tags: HIV, AIDS, Immune system, Viral load]

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Hiv Is A Disease Associated With Young Persons

- CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION Overview and Statement of Problem Previously, HIV was considered a disease associated with young persons. However, in present day, it is recognized as the disease that affects people of all ages. The risk factors of HIV are same for the younger as well as the older population. The older population is the largest and fastest growing segment of the United States population. The population of 65 years and over grew 15.1% from 2000 to 2010. The age group represents 13% of the total population (Werner, 2011)....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Immune system, Sexual intercourse]

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Hiv And The Body 's Immune System

- 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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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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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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Should People Adopt Foreign Children with HIV?

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

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Developing a Health Advocacy Campaign for HIV Stigma Reduction

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

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HIV and AIDS

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

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Hiv / Aids Affecting The Global Population

- HIV/AIDS Affecting the Global Population All around the world people are united not only by cultural traits, practices, politics, and beliefs, but also by diseases that we all share amongst us as a human race. Different pandemics have scarred the lives of people and some are even incurable. Human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immunodeficiency virus, also known as HIV/AIDS, has been a pandemic that affects the global population for nearly a century. It affects people of all ages from unborn children to seniors and is something that has no cure as of today....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Immune system, Sexual intercourse]

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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 ( Immunodeficiency ) Or Aids ( Acquired Immune )

- HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) or AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) have been affecting the world for a few decades. This virus affects so many lives and it has not ceased. According to the CDC, HIV is a virus that spreads through certain body fluids that attack the body’s immune system (2012). Some researchers say that the origin may have come from Central Africa. People that have HIV can progress through three stages of the virus. The first stage is the acute HIV infection. The second stage is the clinical latency (HIV inactivity or dormancy)....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Immune system, Sexual intercourse]

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The Hiv / Aids Throughout The United States

- The HIV/AIDS in the United States In 2015, specifically in LA downtown, I met Sara, who is an African American girl who was suffering from HIV virus. She told me her sadly story when she was having sexual things with random people just because of having money. She didn’t have any knowledge about this virus. So, because of that, she got the HIV virus, and she thanked god that she treated so long to be clean. So, some people in this world don’t know what the AIDS means. So, the AIDS is a dangerous virus that attack cells human’s immune system, and if the people who didn’t treat themselves in the hospital, they probably are going to die....   [tags: HIV, AIDS, Sexual intercourse, Immune system]

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The Effects Of Hiv / Aids On The Immune System

- The Effect of HIV/AIDS On The Immune System The bodies immune response is built upon humoral immunity by use of B Lymphocytes, and cell-mediated immunity by T lymphocytes. The cell-mediated immunity is necessary in defense from viruses, such as HIV. Helper T cells, one of the T-lymphocytes, are especially essential to the immune system, as they regulate and control the immune system. Under normal circumstances, helper T cells make contact with a virus via CD4 proteins found on the surface of the cells, leading to a release of cytokines, which “enhance the actions of macrophages and NK cells” (Stanfield 2013)....   [tags: AIDS, Immune system, T helper cell, HIV]

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Aids Care Pl Hiv Care

- HIV CARE PLAN 2 HIV CARE PLAN 9 HIV Care plan Mitcherlean Thompson South University Running head: HIV CARE PLAN 1 HIV Care plan HIV has been around for more than thirty years and apparently, through education, television commercials, and magazine ads discussing this disease, a stigma is still associated with this disease. Even though Rock Hudson was the first well known celebrity to die of AIDS and Magic Johnson is living with HIV, why does this stigma, still exist (Relf, Flores, & Biederman, 2014)....   [tags: AIDS, Immune system, HIV, Infectious disease]

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Hiv And Its Effects On North America And Sub Saharan

- In today 's society the problem that is looked at the most is Terrorism, many people does not realize the fact that there is an even bigger problem that is going on that has killed as many people as well which is HIV. There are many ways to prevent being infected with HIV. HIV is considered to be widespread because of the many deaths it has caused. As a matter of fact, this disease has destroyed people all over like South America, Asia, and mainly in North America and Sub-Saharan. Reason is because many people have little knowledge about HIV and how to prevent it....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Africa, Immune system]

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Transmission Of Hiv, Viral Load, And Cd4 Counts

- Vertical Transmission of HIV, Viral Load, & CD4 Counts in Gambia Ahmad Alqassim, Hosam Shalaby, Ikenna Nnamani, Renad Jadkarim PROJECT SUMMARY HIV is still a challenge public health issue all around the world. It targets the immune system within the body through targeting CD4 immune cells. we studied the impact of CD4 count and HIV viral load as risk factors for mother-to-child (vertical) transmission of HIV frequency during the pregnancy period and 6 months after delivery in three different regions of Gambia....   [tags: Immune system, HIV, AIDS, Pregnancy]

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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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The Effects Of Being Born For Hiv Positive Mothers

- The Effects on Children Born to HIV Positive Mothers Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is probably one of the most known sexually transmitted diseases worldwide. It is a virus that stays in your body once it is transmitted, and there is no cure. HIV over time can lead to Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS). Even though there is no cure, modern medicine can help to slow down the progression of HIV, which is called antiretroviral therapy (ART) (AIDS.GOV, 2015). Unfortunately not everyone has access to this medication and HIV continues to take people’s lives daily....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Antiretroviral drug, Immunodeficiency]

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Hiv / Aids Education And Promotion Of Safe Sex

- HIV/AIDS was first diagnosed in China in 1985, and spread rapidly from 1989 among injecting drug users clustered in Yunnan province. Over the past two decades, HIV/AIDS prevalence has increased significantly due to several factors, including a higher population of migrant workers and the rise of the market economy (Jia et al., para. 8). HIV/AIDS prevalence is significantly higher in specific population groups in the country, including female sex workers, injection drug users, and men who have sex with men (Qian et al., p....   [tags: HIV, AIDS, Condom, Sexual intercourse]

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Hiv ( Immunodeficiency ) And Aids ( Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome )

- HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) and AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) have long been a source of controversy in the scientific community and are a center for many debates in the scientific community. Some of these debates regard: the origin of the disease, way it is transferred, and who can get infected. Biologists and Darwinists alike find gaps in these questions, because of which many theories have been developed to try and explain the transfer from primates to humans. Some of these theories include but are not limited to: the ‘hunter’ theory, the Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV) theory, and the contaminated needle theory....   [tags: AIDS, Immune system, HIV, Immunodeficiency]

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Human Immunodeficiency Virus ( Hiv ) And Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

- The 1970’s and early 1980’s was a very prominent time in history, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) came to the world’s attention. This disease continues to spread all over the world, costing millions of people’s lives each and every year. HIV is among one of the world’s most common and dangerous diseases. Once Human immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is in an individual’s system, they are affected for life. HIV attacks the body’s CD4 cells, otherwise known as T cells, which is what helps a human’s immune system fight off infections....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Immune system, Africa]

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Are HIV/AIDS Carriers Suffering from Discrimination?

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

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Hiv / Aids : 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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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 / Aids Has Wreaked On All Parts Of The Globe

- Since its discovery in the early 1980s, HIV/AIDS has infected almost 80 million people across the world, and 40 million of them have died from AIDS-related causes (Harmon, 2016). Therefore, this infectious, terminable disease has become a worldwide epidemic that has forced humanity to respond to it with the same vigor that the disease has attacked mankind. For the past 30 years, HIV/AIDS has wreaked havoc on all parts of the globe establishing an interesting and morbid history and having a historical impact on health, medicine, research, and people....   [tags: AIDS, Immune system, HIV, Immunodeficiency]

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HIV/AIDS in the U.S.A.

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

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HIV Prevention in Africa

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

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Hiv Prevention Plan Of Kwazulu Natal, South Africa

- Since the beginning of the 1980s, the Centere for Disease Control found common symptoms in people 's sickness (Mbatha, B., 2014). A virus was found in the victims which then was named HIV. This infection was transmitted through the exposure of bodily fluids with another infected individual. Then, as the CDC became more aware of the infectious disease and discover AIDs. Throught the whole world there have been numerous amount of infected people especially in Kwazulu- Natal. It is a city located in South Africa....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Infectious disease, Infection]

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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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Is Palliative Care Needed For Persons With Hiv / Aids?

- IS PALLIATIVE CARE NEEDED FOR PERSONS WITH HIV/AIDS. Previously, HIV was considered a disease associated with young persons. However, in present day, it is recognized as the disease that affects people of all ages. Individual aged 50 and older has many of the same HIV risk factors as a younger individual. There is an increase in the number of patients aged 50 and over who are living with HIV. This increase in the population is due to the increase in life expectancy of people with HIV and new cases in older people....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Immune system, Antiretroviral drug]

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