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And The Band Played On: Mercy During the AIDS Epidemic

- …“With liberty and justice to all”, though this was not the case when the AIDS epidemic first jumped off. I believe that the only reason justice, mercy, and veracity were not served in the beginning of this battle is simply because of majority and minority. AIDS, at first, was only found to be attacking the gay population (minority), but the people that could do something about it, or controlled the money that could help with the situation were not being affected, and didn’t feel threatened by it (majority)....   [tags: Mercy, AIDS Epidemic, AIDS, homosexuals, homosexua]

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The Epidemic Of The Aids Epidemic

- Imagine a disease that started infecting a particular group and determined how that group was perceived as a whole. The disease eventually spread to other groups, but the original infected group was never fully cleaned of dirty and infected stigmas. Imagination is no longer needed for this scenario. This disease is known as AIDS. AIDS began in the lives of homosexuals and affected the perception of the entire community. Afraid of persecution, homosexuals were pushed into the shadows and engaged in promiscuous behavior with little protection from STIS....   [tags: AIDS, Homosexuality, HIV, Immune system]

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Ebola And Aids Epidemic Of Africa

- Ebola and Aids Epidemic in Africa Aids also known as Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome is caused by Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). In the article, The History of Aids in Africa, Ian Thomas stated that “A 10-year study completed in 2005 found a strain of Simian Immunodeficiency Virus (SIV) in a number of chimpanzee colonies in south-east Cameroon that was a viral ancestor of the HIV-1 that causes AIDS in humans”. This implies HIV/ Aids can be said to come from Africa since it is discovered in animals in Africa....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Immune system, Blood]

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Drugs For African Aids Epidemic

- At Apple stores across the world, bright red iPhone cases quickly grab the attention of passerby. Sleek and shiny, these cases are fashionable accessories that teenagers love. The products appear even more attractive by Apple’s claim that each case sold will help provide life-sustaining drugs for African AIDs victims. The iPhone cases are prime examples of Product RED: an initiative that partners with world-class brands to donate a percentage of their profits to help end the AIDs epidemic in Africa....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Antiretroviral drug, Africa]

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The Aids Epidemic By 2030 ( Neese )

- There is a plan. The United Nations is aiming to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030 (Neese). On July 16, 2012, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of Truvada, the first drug approved for reducing the risk of contracting an HIV infection in uninfected individuals. According to FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, this “approval marks an important milestone in our fight against HIV” ("FDA Approves First Drug for Reducing the Risk of Sexually Acquired HIV Infection"). Truvada is made up of two drugs, emtricitabine and tenofovir, that work by blocking an enzyme called reverse transcriptase, which HIV uses to copy its genetic material in order to reproduce....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Reverse transcriptase, Oral sex]

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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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The Problem Of The Aids Epidemic

- Fear is contagious. Fear of the unknown, fear of the known - it’s all the same. It infects those around it, sending them into a panic. Causing them to treat what is immediately in front of them rather than taking the time to discover the underlying problem. It’s easier avoid the storm and simply play in the rain; step into a tide pool rather than diving into the ocean. Unfortunately, our inability to face the problem causes more harm. The AIDS epidemic in Africa caused an extreme increase in the population of orphans....   [tags: HIV, AIDS, Botswana, Sub-Saharan Africa]

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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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The Aids Epidemic Of The Late Twentieth Century

- The AIDS epidemic in the late twentieth century brought about many new protests, activist groups, and problems in the world. The fight against AIDS and the war against drugs in the communities of those affected raged towards a brighter future. While activism groups fought for justice, artists all over the country were creating new forms of propaganda for the fight against AIDS. Certain works drew attention on the purpose of the movement and attempted to counteract the hate that was spread during the fight....   [tags: AIDS, Homosexuality, HIV, Homophobia]

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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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AIDS: The Modern Day Epidemic

- AIDS: The Modern Day Epidemic Did you know that if a straight line of pennies was made down any given road, extending one mile, there would be over a hundred thousand dollars worth of change on the street. Dimes. Well over a million dollars. How about something that hits closer to home, something like lives. In 1996, when the AIDS pandamenic was at its peak, a memorial quilt made of individual panels about six feet by three feet in size was displayed in Washington D.C. Each square of the quilt represented a single victim whose life was claimed by the disease....   [tags: AIDS]

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The HIV/AIDS Epidemic in China

- China is known as a conservative country where homosexuality, drug use, and premarital sex are not acknowledged as common practices and are not considered problems. However, China is going through a period of rapid social transformation where these practices are becoming visible and being acknowledged by the Chinese. Recently, Chinese officials have recognized and admitted that the country is experiencing a widespread outbreak of HIV/AIDS. Previously, China adopted the position that there was little to no HIV/AIDS in the country, but now officials are admitting that they do in fact have a large population of citizens with HIV/AIDS....   [tags: Epidemics]

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Hiv / Aids Is A Dangerous Epidemic

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

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Hiv / Aids : 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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Aids : An Important Epidemic

- Bill Gates once said “AIDS itself is subject to incredible stigma” (Brainy Quotes). It is only understandable why people would feel such disgrace being diagnosed with AIDS, including a girl named Eve. “I feel like my life was totally ruined the moment and day I found out, sometimes I think it might have been better to have gone on not knowing.” Eve’s life was changed completely when she was diagnosed with AIDS three years ago. She continues to feel the same as she did when she found out, dirty and ashamed....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa]

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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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The Hiv / Aids Epidemic

- The HIV/AIDS epidemic was a time of turmoil for the LGBT+ community due to the high transmission risk of HIV/AIDS between homosexuals (Richardson 5). Tension ran high within the community, as different groups experienced different amounts of discrimination for their transmission risk. In particular, scholars found that “tensions between lesbian and bisexual women was much more problematic than tensions between gay and bisexual men” (Udis-Kessler 46). Despite the similarities of lesbian and bisexual women as non-heterosexual women, the two groups are politically divided instead of united....   [tags: LGBT, Homosexuality, Sexual orientation]

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Aids: Epidemic Of The Century

- INTRODUCTION There is no doubt that AIDS is indeed the epidemic of the century. Not only are there many supporting facts and data, visiting urban cities and third world countries prove this point. Furthermore, AIDS is not only highly infectious, it is also the first major incurable epidemic throughout this biomedical revolution that mankind is going through. This epidemic might actually be the one that will completely wipeout the third world. Scientists, government agencies and pharmaceutical companies are scrambling to find a cure to this epidemic but in the mean time we have to find a way to deal with it, if possible....   [tags: AIDS Essays]

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HIV and AIDS Epidemic

- 1.1 INTRODUCTION There is no doubt that the HIV and AIDS epidemic has had a devastating influence on Africa, especially in my community of Qumbu. The AIDS epidemic has killed more lives than the sum total of all wars, famines and floods, and the ravages of deadly diseases as Malaria. It is destroying families in my community, overwhelming and depleting health care services. The AIDS epidemic influence in my community is significant ways should developed to reduce its effect. (Abdool Karim and Abdool Karim 2010) 1.2 HIV AND AIDS IN MY COMMUNITY A few years ago, a lot would have not estimated the current state of the HIV and AIDS pandemic in society....   [tags: morbidity and mortality, africa]

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South Africa's AIDS Epidemic

- Because of the numerous unethical human experiments performed following the development of the germ theory, distrust in the medical establishment has become shockingly high ("America's Shocking Secret: Pictures that Show How U.S. Experimented on Its Own Disabled Citizens and Prison Inmates"). This distrust is the root cause of 300,000 South Africans dying in the early 2000s due to a phenomenon known as AIDS denial ("The Subterranean War on Science"). In the March 2002 publication entitled Castro Hlongwane, Caravans, Cats, Geese, Foot & Mouth and Statistics, the authors cite numerous sources to help explain why they are suspicious of the field of biomedicine, especially of the details rega...   [tags: HIV, Denial, Lack of Trust]

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A Report On The Aids Epidemic Of Pneumocystis Carinii Pneumonia ( Pcp )

- The CDC published a Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report on June 5, 1981 describing cases of a rare lung infection, Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP), accompanied by other unusual infections, in five young, previously healthy, gay men in Los Angeles. By the time the report was published, two of the men had died. This marked the first official reporting of what is now known as the AIDS epidemic. It wasn’t until September 24, 1982, however, when the CDC used the term AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) for the first time....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Homosexuality, Pneumocystis pneumonia]

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AIDS Epidemic in Africa

- As recently as 1990, there were some regions of the world that had remained relatively unscathed by AIDS. Today, however, there is not a single country around the world which has wholly escaped the AIDS epidemic. As the epidemic has matured, some of the developed nations which were hard hit by the epidemic in the 1980s such as the United States have reported a slowing in the rate of new infections and a stabilization among existing cases with lower mortality rates and an extension of post-diagnosis lifespan....   [tags: Free AIDS Essays]

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HIV/AIDS in India:An epidemic

- What may be seen as a result of a surplus of labor by an economist, has ultimately led to an epidemic. India's population, estimated to be 1.35 billion, suffers extensive poverty as more than thirty seven percent of its population lives below the poverty line. (Economy Watch) This surplus of labor has driven the price of labor in India to incredibly low amounts, hence the outsourcing which has become rampant. Low labor prices compounded with exclusion due to the caste system and high dependency on agriculture all have amplified the poverty which in turn, has given rise to the largest population—2.3 million--within the borders of a nation to be infected with HIV/AIDS....   [tags: AIDS India Health]

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The Epidemic Of Hiv And Aids

- Being the poorest country in the western hemisphere and second most densely populated, it is no surprise that Haiti has been constantly plagued with diseases such as HIV and AIDS. HIV and AIDS has become the world’s leading cause of infectious death, and has taken its toll on the people greatly because of poverty. Many people already assume that Haiti is a country filled with disease because of the conditions they see in the media, but little do they know that the disease rate has decreased greatly over recent years....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Tuberculosis, Africa]

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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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The Epidemic Of Hiv And Aids

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

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Consequences of HIV/AIDS epidemic to Society

- Assignment question: 3. A) What are some of the possible consequences of HIV/AIDS epidemic to: 1. Society 2. The infected individual b) What are some of the Human Rights, confidentiality and criminal law implication of HIV/AIDS. Q1. HIV/AIDS has increasingly taken a toll on the society in a myriad of dimensions which are worth discussing in order to find the best solutions. Due to HIV/AIDS epidemic, the economies of various countries have been badly affected and societies have experienced major losses....   [tags: Health, Diseases]

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Sexual Behavior Since the AIDS Epidemic

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

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HIV and AIDS: The Epidemic

- HIV and AIDS have affected millions of people throughout the world. Since 1981, there have been 25 million deaths due to AIDS involving men, women, and children. Presently there are 40 million people living with HIV and AIDS around the world and two million die each year from AIDS related illnesses. The Center for Disease Control estimates that one-third of the one million Americans living with HIV are not aware that they have it. The earliest known case of HIV was in 1959. It was discovered in a blood sample from a man in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo....   [tags: Disease ]

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Aids Epidemic

- HIV/Aids Epidemic HIV/AIDs is a huge epidemic still plaguing society today. The lack of knowledge and technical advances has caused an increasing number of cases. It has made its way around the world since the 1940s, causing countries to join together in the fight against AIDs. With all the campaigning that has been done the numbers of cases continue to rise. Countries have separated the disease into three patterns to make it easier to distinguish the effects that AIDs has on different regions of the world....   [tags: Free AIDS Essays]

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The Epidemic Of The Aids Movement

- The history of the AIDS movement, and with it, the images it brings to mind are set predominantly with images of homosexual men fighting for their rights within the public conscience and the federal government. Division within the ACT UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) community—nationally—was brought on not only by their great many success, but of a division between homosexual men and women (predominantly lesbians and women of color). These HIV+ women viewed anti-AIDS activism from an “intersectional feminist perspective” (Benita Roth 12)....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Homosexuality, Tuberculosis]

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Hiv / Aids : An Epidemic

- HIV/AIDS is an illness that has been present for over three decades, all regions of the world are affected with this virus, but some regions such as the Sub-Saharan Africa are the worst hit with high incidence and prevalence. HIV is a preventable virus, it is commonly transmitted through unprotected sex, sharing drug injection equipment such as needles with someone that is HIV positive and through other body fluids such as blood, semen, rectal fluids, vaginal fluids and breast milk. South Africa has the largest number of people with HIV majority of these numbers being women....   [tags: Health care, Medicine, Health economics, Health]

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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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Comparing the AIDS Epidemic and The Plague

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

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The Epidemic Of Hiv / Aids

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

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AIDS: The Modern Epidemic

- AIDS: The Modern Epidemic When we speak on the taboo subject of AIDS, many questions arise. First of all where did this wretched disease come from, what is it, who has it, and who can contract it. AIDS has terrorized the world for over 20 years and yet there is still no cure. In its short existence it has become one of the most rapidly spreading diseases in the history of mankind. The question regarding AIDS is, “will there ever be a cure?” Scientists may never be able to answer that question....   [tags: HIV, cure, blood]

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The Epidemic Of Hiv And Aids

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

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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 Epidemic Of Hiv Aids

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

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The Epidemic Of Hiv 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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Understanding and Overcoming the Stigma Surrounding the HIVS/AIDS Epidemic

- In 1985, due to the complaints and fears of parents and teachers, a thirteen-year-old hemophiliac in Kokomo, Indiana was expelled from middle school when his Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) diagnosis became public knowledge. In 1986, forty-one years after the Holocaust, conservative journalist William F. Buckley, Jr. proposed that “…everyone detected with AIDS should be tattooed in the upper forearm, to protect common-needle users, and on the buttocks, to prevent the victimization of other homosexuals”....   [tags: Social Pariahs, Testing Results]

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The East Africa Food Crisis and the AIDS Epidemic

- Africa has one of the highest rates of conflicts and issues in effect to this day, as well as in the past. After reading and learning about Sierra Leone, The East Africa Food Crisis and the AIDS epidemic – I’ve come to a conclusion that if I were to have unlimited resources, in terms of both money and power, I would direct my attention into helping Sierra Leone. I found the Human Rights violations in Sierra Leone to be most pressing and a very important factor that the world should focus on. From the 1970s up until the early 1990s parts of the Lebanese civil war were fought in parts of Sierra Leone with many Lebanese militias looking for financial assistance from the citizen of Sierra Leon...   [tags: human rights, poverty, corruption]

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The Oppression of Women Drives The AIDS Epidemic in Africa

- The Oppression of Women Drives The AIDS Epidemic in Africa Africa is facing a devastating crisis with respect to the AIDS epidemic, currently accounting for over 70% of the world's HIV-positive population. There are, of course, many factors that drive the explosive transmission of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus, but in the tangled web that is the epidemic in Africa, many of these issues share a common thread. The oppression of women in Africa can be considered the virus' cultural vector. Females are rendered powerless in African societies, and existing gender inequalities are largely responsible for the spread of the disease....   [tags: Disease AIDS Essays Africa Women]

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AIDS Epidemic

- A minute has gone by; has anything changed. You may not see a sudden change but in that minute, six children became infected with HIV, which totals 8,500 children and young people becoming infected with HIV a day. HIV stands for Human immunodeficiency virus. A person who has HIV is susceptible to many different diseases and viral infections, because the virus gradually destroys the immune system. Once a person becomes infected with HIV, they will eventually enter the deadly last stage called AIDS....   [tags: Free AIDS Essays]

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All About HIV and AIDS

- AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome); HIV is the etiological agent of AIDS leaving the body vulnerable to a variety of life threatening diseases (8). Transmission: AIDS is transmitted from the HIV virus through blood, semen, vaginal secretions, and breast milk to others from infected host (1). The virus can be spread through sexual contact by oral, vaginal, or anal sex; receiving a blood transfusion, injection involving needles, artificial insemination and organ transplants from an infected donor....   [tags: The AIDS Epidemic 2015]

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The Stigma Of Hiv / Aids Epidemic, And How It Influences An Association Between Homosexuals And Aids

- Tom Kushner’s Angels in America critiques the stigma surrounding homosexuals during the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and how it influences an association between homosexuals and AIDS in people’s minds. Through the use of dialogue and character development, Kushner is able to represent a wider demographic – people who still believe that HIV/AIDS is associated with gay men – through the character development of Roy. His character is established in the play as a typical Caucasian male who craves money and power....   [tags: Homosexuality, LGBT, Gay, Bisexuality]

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Case Study on AIDS

- Introduction My Signature Assignment Case Study will be on the topic on AIDS. My topic will be about the raise of AIDs and HIV a global epidemic that needs to be solved. The numbers of this epidemic have risen greatly over the past few years. This epidemic affects a large number of individuals have been affected by this and even had to have death as an outcome. The numbers go that more than 500,000 people have died from the disease in the United States of America (Henry, 2011). The number is almost equal to or the value of the population of a large city....   [tags: Raise of AIDS, HIV, Global Epidemic]

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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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Epidemic of Aids

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

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The Cell that Started a Pandemic

- ... Another fact mentioned in the podcast is the existence of a movie based on this Patient Zero story; by the time the movie was made over 2.5 million people had died from HIV/AIDS. A twist in this story happens when further research proves that Gaetan Dugas WAS NOT PATIENT ZERO. Since they needed a beginning and a way of explaining the death of over sixty million people by the end of the decade, Dugas just happened to be the choice the media and researchers had made. Scientists started looking at patients who died from similar mysterious causes in the past and they started finding cases dating from twelve years before AIDS was recognized in the United States....   [tags: HIV, AIDS epidemic]

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The AIDS Epidemic in On Tidy Endings by Harvey Fierstein

- "On Tidy Endings," Harvey Fierstein's 1987 drama about the beginning of the "Gay period" (1086) and the AIDS epidemic, focuses on two different lifestyles that are affected by the death of a loved one and the coping that goes along with it. Using a Cultural Studies approach, one can see that one's culture, background, and "value system" (Lynn, 113) play an important role in understanding and accepting the text. To understand and accept the text, one must first place it in history. Over many centuries, many people have accepted themselves and others as being gay or lesbian -- William Shakespeare and Emily Dickinson were believed to be....   [tags: On Tidy Endings Essays]

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The Silent Killer of African Americans: The Epidemic of HIV/AIDS

- The epidemic of HIV/AIDS has been a repeat offender in the deaths of many people worldwide, African Americans, specifically, have been disproportionately impacted by this virus since it was first discovered in the early 1980s. Despite African Americans only being accountable for a small portion of the total U.S. population, they are the ethnic group most greatly affected by this virus. The HIV and AIDS epidemic does not simply target African American males, but over the years has grown to greatly affect black women, gay and bisexual men and the youth as well....   [tags: victims, poor, virus]

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Forming Public Policy on AIDS epidemic in Sub-Saharan Africa

- Jarrod Stafford Government 9 A.M. Forming Public Policy on AIDS epidemic in Sub-Saharan Africa Strengths of Current Policy • 15 billion dollars of aid over 5 years • Bring African AIDS epidemic to forefront • Dispersing resources quickly • Using new approaches and leadership model • Employing evidence-based decisions • Demanding accountability for results Weaknesses of Current Policy • Not attacking root causes of problem • Waited many years to act effectively Opportunities • Drug testing • Drug market • Showing long term good will around world • Increase influence in government and economy....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Epidemic of AIDS in the African-American Community

- In the early 1980's, many gay men were found to suffer from Kaposi's sarcoma, a cancer usually associated with elderly men of Mediterranean ethnicity. Eventually the gay men wasted away and died. Word began to spread throughout the homosexual community that gay men were dying of an otherwise rare cancer. The medical community began to refer to this syndrome by the colloquialism "Gay Cancer". As medical scientists researched, they discovered that the syndrome included other manifestations, such as Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP)....   [tags: Health Medical HIV Diseases Essays]

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An Epidemic

- HIV/AIDS: Conquering an Epidemic Through Community Outreach Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is a pandemic disease that has gained worldwide attention over the past few decades affecting populations both in the United States and internationally. Diseases such as these are the very reasons epidemiology evolved into a medical science. HIV/AIDS is part of the era of eco-epidemiology where both local and global health patterns are analyzed (Allender, Rector, & Warner, 2010, pp....   [tags: Health, Diseases, HIV/AIDS]

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AIDS in Africa

- “It all started as a rumour...Then we found we were dealing with a disease. Then we realised that it was an epidemic. And, now we have accepted it as a tragedy”- Chief Epidemiologist in Kampala, Uganda. Aids has been a tragic epidemic throughout Africa since 1982. More than one million adults and children die every year from HIV/AIDS in Africa alone. Although a cure for the problem has yet to be discovered, an abundant amount of organizations are helping to alleviate the problem of aids today all over the world in hopes to develop an aids free future....   [tags: history, uganda, epidemic, uganda]

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Need to Invest in an AIDS Vaccine

- Today, more than 40 million people worldwide live with HIV/AIDS, with 95 percent of the total living in developing countries. Since the beginning of the epidemic in 1981, more than 75 million people have contracted HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, and almost 36 million have died as a result of HIV-related causes. Although currently more people than ever before have access to life-saving antiretroviral therapy for HIV/AIDS, for every person who begins treatment, two or three others become infected with HIV....   [tags: infect, epidemic, technology]

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AIDS in African American Community

- Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is a chronic, potentially life-threatening condition caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). AIDS weakens the immune system hampering the body’s defense mechanisms. AIDS is known to be a deadly disease, especially if it is not treated in a timely manner. AIDS and HIV is an epidemic that is increasing among the African American population with roots tracing back to Africa, AIDS and HIV needs greater exposure and more awareness within the African American community and in the homosexual community....   [tags: HIV, immune system, epidemic]

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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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AIDS in Africa

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

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The Battle Against Aids : Aids

- Battle Against AIDS Giovanni Jimenez Northern Arizona University   Battle Against Aids AIDS has become one of the most controversial topics of the latest times. As the virus has become a global problem more and more individuals have been concerned with the issue. Agencies such as the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have done everything they can to stop the spread of the disease. The U.S center for Disease Control and Prevention with the help of Dr. Helene D. Gayle have contributed to the battle against AIDS by doing researches and finding solutions that will reduce the spread of the virus....   [tags: HIV, AIDS, Infectious disease, Tuberculosis]

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Aids, No Cure For Aids

- Unfortunately, AIDS is one of the many public health issues affecting the world today. AIDS stands for acquired immunodeficiency disorder. It is the final stage of HIV(Human immunodeficiency disorder). As its name states HIV attacks the T cells that help the immune system to fight off infections. If left untreated, a significant amount of T cells will be killed, leaving the body susceptible to several opportunistic diseases. At this point, the disease has reached its final stage of AIDS. HIV/ AIDS is contracted through acts in which bodily fluids are exchanged, such as sex, blood transfusions, and sharing needles....   [tags: AIDS, Immune system, Blood, HIV]

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Aids : Global Aids Crisis

- Global AIDS Crisis What is the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about the spread of AIDS throughout the world. AIDS is sometimes considered a “foreigner’s disease,” coming from somewhere else and imported into isolated communities by travelers and refugees in time of war. According to the book, Global Aids Crisis, studies conducted on every continent show that those who travel frequently are at an increased risk for infection with HIV/AIDS. Since the virus has spread it has troubled millions of people around the world....   [tags: AIDS, Africa, HIV, South Africa]

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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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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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Discrimination Agaist People With AIDS

- Discrimination has grown over the years to become a major problem around the world. There are many different issues that discrimination addresses; one of the main issues assesses HIV/AIDS. Many people who are infected with the disease are discriminated against due to a predicament that they have no control of after they have been diagnosed. In various instances, ambulance workers are not transporting AIDS patients to the hospital, and funeral-parlor employees refuse to handle the bodies of AIDS victims who died....   [tags: AIDS Essays]

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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 / 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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Development Goals : Dying Of Aids

- Portfolio Project: Millennium Development Goals Dying of AIDS because effective medication is not available or unaffordable, suffering the stigma of tuberculosis, and poverty and hunger so severe, cause most to turn their eyes because it is too painful to witness. Surely, these are the sufferings found only in God-forsaken places such as Sub-Saharan Africa. If one makes this statement to the people living in the Mississippi Delta, the eastern coal belt of Appalachia, and many Native American communities, their lives reflect a vicious burden as well....   [tags: Tuberculosis, AIDS, HIV, Malaria]

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The Problem Of Hiv / Aids

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

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The 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 Outbreak of AIDS in the United States

- The 1980s and early 1990s were a controversial time in U.S. history. The most notable occurrence of dispute comes from the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)/ Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) epidemic. There were numerous theories regarding how the sickness spread, but a well-known cause of this epidemic was a result of poor medical waste technology. In the 1980s, most medical waste management was regulated by each state. The most common disposal method of medical needles at the time was through the use of red, plastic bags marked ‘Infectious.’ As the epidemic grew, lab technicians treating infected individuals realized these bags were not useful in the prevention of the disease b...   [tags: US history, HIV, aids scare]

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Unaids Report On Hiv / Aids

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

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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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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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Aids : A Common Disease

- Introduction AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) is a lifelong disease caused by the HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) virus. Can you imagine being sick with a disease that makes you even more sick for the rest of your life. In this paper, I will discuss the effects that AIDS/HIV has on people around the world, as well as different preventative techniques while also discussing what is being done right now in efforts to cure the disease. AIDS Overview To begin, I will discuss some information about AIDS....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Antiretroviral drug, Condom]

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The Problem Of Hiv / Aids

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

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28 Stories of AIDS in Africa, by Stephanie Nolen

- Stephanie Nolen was already known for her work as the Globe and Mail’s Africa correspondent, ranging from the effects of war on women and children, to Stephen Lewis’ fight to end AIDS in Africa, when she published 28 Stories of AIDS in Africa in 2007. 28 is Nolen’s attempt to reflect the 28 million Africans who had HIV in 2007. Nolen gathered the testimonies of 28 individuals including orphans, miners, grandmothers, soldiers, the clergy, and Nelson Mandela. In this book, Nolen seamlessly integrates personal stories of the victims with shocking statistics and engrossing quotes, effortlessly bring a ‘human face’ to the HIV/AIDS epidemic....   [tags: HIV/AIDS]

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The Human Immunodeficiency Virus ( Aids )

- A communicable disease is an illness that survives through the contact of microorganisms. Certain food products, animals, and humans area all carriers that can pass on infectious diseases from one multitude to another. The exchange of fluids is the most common way for a disease to spread from one individual to another. The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and Acquired immunodeficiency virus (AIDS) has become one of the more prevalent communicable diseases in America. The death rates are not as high as in the late 1900’s; there are still many people living with this disease and thousands who die each year....   [tags: HIV, AIDS, Infectious disease, Immune system]

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Turning Points in History: The Aids Virus

- The AIDS virus was a major turning point in world history. Contrary to popular belief, if a person gives blood to or recieves blood from a hospital or blood bank that person will not risk transmitting HIV, a.k.a. human immunodeficiency virus and that person does not risk transmitting AIDS, a.k.a. acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. In addition, “It is now generally accepted that HIV is a descendent of a Simian Immunodeficiency Virus because certain strains of SIVs bear a very close resemblance to HIV-1 and HIV-2, the two types of HIV” (AIDS Doctors)....   [tags: HIV, AIDS research, ]

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