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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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Origin and Evolution of the AIDS Virus

- Introduction: A virus is an infective agent that typically consists of a nucleic acid molecule in a protein coat. It is too small to be seen by light microscopy and is able to multiply only within the living cells of a host. One virus that has received global attention over the last thirty years or so is the HIV/AIDS virus. This virus attacks the body’s immune system, which in turn stops the body’s ability to be able to fight off illness. Thus, people who contract HIV/AIDS are susceptible to death by sicknesses that a healthy individual is able to recover from easily....   [tags: cell, HIV, immune system, HIV-1, health, treatment]

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The Media Influence of the AIDS Virus

- Few modern health issues have received as much media interest and controversy as the AIDS virus. The AIDS virus was first named in 1981 to explain a collection of diseases that developed as a result of a compromised immune system. Individuals who were young and apparently healthy were showing signs of conditions that were typical of those with a severely depressed immune response. It was also noted, at the time, these conditions were limited to the gay community. As the disease became more prevalent, individuals, groups, and communities responded in fear and hatred toward the population they believed to be responsible for this epidemic, the gay community....   [tags: immune, systen, conditions, gay, prejudice]

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The Horror of AIDS Virus

- The Horror of AIDS Virus AIDS is a communicable disease that has the ability to damage the immune system. A communicable disease is a type of disease that can spread from a person to a person. The immune system is a structure that conducts several processes to prevent from getting a disease. “The origins of HIV date back to the late nineteenth or early twentieth century in west-central Africa. AIDS and its cause, HIV, were first identified and recognized in the early 1980s” (What Is AIDS... 1). AIDS is the final stage of the HIV infection....   [tags: communicable disease, immune system]

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Aids Virus And Its Affect On The Lesbian Community

- In July 1983 David Wheatley, the editor of a Brisbane gay newspaper, The Scene, called a public meeting to discuss the newly arrived “AIDS Virus” and its affect on the homosexual community in Queensland. 30 people attended and formed The Queensland AIDS Action Committee to support those diagnosed with AIDS. They decided to lobby the Qld Government for welfare and support for those affected by the epidemic. In 1984, when the Qld Government seized on the AIDS scare to embrace homophobia as a political tool, the Qld AIDS Action Committee became more formally organised as Qld AIDS Committee (October 1984), and later still, the Qld AIDS Council - after government complaints the word 'committee '...   [tags: AIDS, HIV, HIV/AIDS, Safe sex]

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The HIV & AIDS Virus

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

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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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Human Immunodeficiency Virus ( Aids )

- Human Immunodeficiency Virus The human immunodeficiency virus, more commonly known as HIV, is a complex disease that many people are very unfamiliar with. HIV can lead to the acquired immunodeficiency virus (AIDS) (Heather et al., 2016). Individuals with HIV/AIDS may feel isolated and alone through the process of managing the disease, simply because people in society may be unaware of the disease or how to offer support. It is important for nurses and other health care providers to understand the disease process of HIV/AIDS, be able to explain the disease to patients, and be ready to offer resources in order to educate individuals on managing HIV....   [tags: AIDS, Immune system, HIV, T helper cell]

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Human Immunodeficiency Virus ( Hiv )

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

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Affects of the AIDS Virus on the Family

- Acquired Immune Deficiency better knows, as AIDS is a virus that is affecting families all over the Unites States today. In a statistical study done by the United States Department of Health and Human Services they reported that “633,000 people were diagnosed with AIDS in 1997 and 393,416 deaths from the virus were reported” (United States). Although AIDS is not a very highly contagious disease like chicken pox, measles, or the pink eye it affects a great number of people and their families in today’s society....   [tags: Papers, HIV]

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Aids / Aid Virus : Broadway House

- In New Jersey, there are countless affected with the HIV/AID virus. Broadway House located at 298 Broadway, Newark, NJ 07104 “is the only specialized care facility focuses for people living with HIV/AIDS” (BWH). Since 1995, Proponents of Broadway house believe in providing patients with outstanding healthcare services. Broadway House offer patient’s medical services, social services, behavioral health services, and quality of life programs. Through the use of all of these services, they offer help in psychological, physical, and emotional needs of the individuals residing in Broadway House....   [tags: Health care, Health care provider, HIV, Health]

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

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

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Human Immunodeficiency Virus ( Hiv ) Or Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome ( Aids )

- In America when someone thinks about an individual with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), they typically think of a homosexual male or possibly a prostitute, or maybe even a drug user that shares needles with his or her buddies. For the most part though, you probably don’t think of the lady down the street whose husband is rarely home, or the fishermen at your local farmers market. In Thailand however, these are very common examples of people who have HIV and AIDS, especially if they are in rural areas such as Northern Thailand (Surasiengsunk et al, 1998)....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Condom, Safe sex]

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HIV/AIDS: Living With the Virus and Beating the Odds

- In today’s world HIV/AIDS has become an epidemic that has not only challenged the research of our medical professionals, but also the lives of several children born with this infectious disease. In order to understand this epidemic we have to travel the path in which it was discovered. In two articles referencing the HIV/AIDS epidemic, the authors presents different challenges faced by those born with the disease. The author of “A Generation Born With HIV/AIDS Defies the Odds" by Madison Park states many children have defied the odds by attending support groups hosted by Jackson Memorial Hospital to assist them in coping with challenges of disease and fitting in....   [tags: Disease/Disorders]

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Human Immunodeficiency Virus ( Hiv ) And Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome ( Aids )

- Introduction Despite advances in Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) remains an important public health concern, globally. There are still challenges facing HIV prevention, treatment and care at a local, national and global level. By 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimated that about 35 million people were living with HIV globally and two million new infections reported every year (1). Among them, an estimated five million people living with HIV (PLHIV) were in Asia and the Pacific region, including Indonesia (2)....   [tags: HIV, AIDS, Health care, Public health]

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Hiv ( Human Immunodeficiency Virus ) Affects The Immune System And When Left Untreated Can Develop Into Aids

- Introduction HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) affects the immune system and when left untreated can develop into AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome) which may take up to 10 years. This disease is not bias, it can affect anyone whether you are rich or poor, a newborn or elder person, here in the United States or anywhere else in the world. Transmission of the disease can occur in several different ways but the most common is through sexual contact. Newborns can get the disease from their infected mothers when the baby is delivered or when they are breastfed....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Sexual intercourse]

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HIV and African Americans

- The term Human Immunodeficiency Virus is commonly known as (HIV), which is a virus that attacks the immune system of humans by destroying the amount of CD4 cells in their bodies. Without CD4 the human body is unable to fight against diseases, which can lead to Acquired Immune deficiency syndrome known as AIDS for short. The first case of the HIV/AIDS virus in the U.S. occurred in the early 1980’s. The first spark of the virus was found in San Francisco with couple of homosexual Caucasian American males....   [tags: infection, youth, virus, AIDS, homosexuals, stigma]

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The Immune System: HIV/AIDS

- HIV is a world pandemic that has caused the death of “30 million” (CDC – Statistics Overview – Statistics Center – HIV/AIDS, CDC) innocent lives. HIV is devastating virus that destroys people’s immune systems and leaves them vulnerable to other diseases. HIV is an acronym for Human Immunodeficiency Virus, which means that the virus is found only in humans and targets the immune system. The virus kills CD4 cells, cells in the immune system that fight off infections and diseases. HIV has been around since the “1950’s.” (AIDS, 6) About “34.2 million” (CDC – Statistics Overview – Statistics Center – HIV/AIDS, CDC) people are living with HIV today....   [tags: virus, pandemic]

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Hiv And The Human Immunodeficiency Virus

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

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The Human Immunodeficiency Virus ( Hiv )

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

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The Human Immunodeficiency Virus ( Hiv )

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

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The Human Immunodeficiency Virus ( Hiv )

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

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Human Immunodeficiency Virus Research

- HIV also known as Human Immunodeficiency Virus is a disease, which is obviously caused by a virus. HIV invades your T-cells and uses them to make more replicas of itself. This specific disease can only affect people. HIV/AIDS invades the immune system by damaging vital cells that battle off disease and infection. A damaged immune system cannot protect you. AIDS, also known as Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, which is the final and fatal stage of HIV. “Scientists say that HIV came from a specific kind of chimpanzee in Western Africa....   [tags: hiv, aids, immune system]

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Hiv And The Human Immunodeficiency Virus

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

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The Human Immunodeficiency Virus ( Hiv )

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

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Human Immunodeficiency Virus ( Hiv )

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

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Human Immunodeficiency Virus ( Hiv )

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

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Hiv And Human Immunodeficiency Virus

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

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Canadian Aboriginals and HIV/AIDS

- The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and its deriving acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) are devastating conditions that currently affect approximately 35.3 million individuals globally (WHO, 2012). In the Canadian context, the prevalence of HIV/AIDS ascended to 71,300 cases in 2011, with 8.9% of the affected individuals being aboriginal peoples (PHAC, 2011). This number not only indicates an overrepresentation of the aboriginal population among the totality of HIV/AIDS cases in the country, but it also illustrates an elevated incidence of 17.3% from the numbers reported in 2008 (PHAC, 2011)....   [tags: canada, public health, virus]

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Hiv And Human Immunodeficiency Virus

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

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Human Immune Deficiency Virus ( Hiv )

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

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The Human Immunodeficiency Virus

- The Human Immunodeficiency Virus; which is shortened into the HIV virus, is the starting stage of what causes the infamous and deadly AIDS syndrome. The purpose of HIV is to weaken and destroy the normal functions of the human immune system. Once this virus is in the infected body, the virus itself cannot be curable; and this means that the infected would have this virus in their bodies for the rest of their lives. “The Human Immunodeficiency Virus arose from mutation of a similar virus called the Simian Immunodeficiency Virus, which is found in African primates.” (Bauman & Machunis-Masuoka, 2011, p....   [tags: aids syndrome, human immune system]

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Human Immunodeficiency Virus ( Hiv )

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

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Hiv 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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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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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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What is HIV/AIDS?

- What is HIV/AIDS. It is an infected that kills thousands of people all over the world today. and is now the leading cause of death in the black community & all over the world today. Some questions are asked who was the first to catch HIV & how did it spread around the world. The HIV & AIDS virus is a very dangerous disease that sees no race, no color, and no gander. HIV & AIDS don’t even care what age you are or how old you are. It can affect anyone at any time if that put themselves in a situation where they could be at risk of been infected....   [tags: virus, infection, immune system]

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Symptoms And Treatment Of Herpes Simplex Virus

- Older and elderly adult with HIV will have a more obvious signs of the disease. The sign of HIV/AIDS can be seen on the skin. A weakened immune response will leaves the older and elderly adults vulnerable to viruses like herpes. Herpes can cause older and elderly adults to develop sores around their mouth or genitals stated by healthline. The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention stated that Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) was one of the first diseases identified in people with advanced HIV disease and is now considered one of the AIDS-defining diseases....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Immune system, Immunodeficiency]

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Human Immunodeficiency Virus And The Immune System

- The human immunodeficiency virus incapacitates and debilitates the immune system. Furthermore, the human immunodeficiency virus attacks the immune system which therefore, leaves people less able to fight the infection due to the lack of helper T cells (HIV, 2014). Additionally, the human body natural defense system has a hard time fighting off the HIV virus, because the immune system becomes weak after exposure to the HIV virus. The human immunodeficiency virus destroys the blood cells that are very important to the human body, once white blood cells are destroyed than the body can no longer defend itself (HIV & AIDS Health Center., 2016)....   [tags: Immune system, HIV, AIDS, Blood]

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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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Life Expectancy in South Africa and HIV/AIDS

- Life expectancy is the average period that a person may expect to live. This is directly related to mortality which is the amount of deaths in a particular population during a specific period of time (OECD, 2009). According to World Health Organization the average Life expectancy in the world was 70 in 2011, varying from 80 to 60 with developed countries such as Japan at the peak with 80 whereas developing countries like Uganda and South Africa are at close to the bottom with 43 and 63 respectively (WHO, 2014)....   [tags: Virus, Sexual Transmission]

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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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Immunodeficiency Virus

- The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and its deriving acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) are devastating conditions that currently affect approximately 35.3 million individuals globally (WHO, 2012). In the Canadian context the prevalence of HIV/AIDS ascended to 71,300 cases in 2011, with 8.9% of the affected individuals being aboriginal peoples (PHAC, 2011). This number not only indicates an overrepresentation of the aboriginal population among the totality of HIV/AIDS cases in the country, but it also illustrates an elevated incidence of 17.3% from the numbers reported in 2008 (PHAC, 2011)....   [tags: HIV, AIDS, APHA]

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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 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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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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HIV/AIDS: Medical Breakthroughs and Social Settings of the 1980s, the 1990s

- The HIV/AIDS epidemic may be one of the most devastating illnesses in American history due to its incurability and severe effects both on a person’s physical and mental wellbeing. Unfortunately, HIV/AIDS may also be one of the most stigmatized diseases from the period between 1980 and the present day due to its tendency to infect already stigmatized populations, namely intravenous drug users and gay men. Initially, this stigmatization persuaded many researchers to avoid testing potential treatments, which may have impeded progress....   [tags: incurable illness, virus]

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Can Nanotechnology Prevent The Spread Or Eliminate A Virus?

- Suppose you are at the hospital and notice a patient sitting outside his doctor’s office. The painful expression on his face shows that he had just received dreadful news. His doctor had informed that the HIV virus that was present in his cells had mutated into AIDS and his life is in serious danger. There is one procedure that could perhaps save his life. However, this method has never been tested on humans. This operation involves nanoparticles killing the virus and saving the man’s life. Biomedical engineers who discovered this process are convinced that this process can be extremely painful for the patient since the patient is not allowed to be under anesthesia....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Antiretroviral drug, Ethics]

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Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

- “Deficient” is an immune system that cannot protect you from viruses, the flu, diseases, and the common cold. You cannot tell when someone is terminally ill, just like you cannot tell when someone is truly happy. When people lack the knowledge about AIDS and HIV, they seem to be ignorant about the situation other people are in. HIV and AIDS are not contagious, nor can you get it from hugging, holding hands, or kissing someone. Many people who are infected by this virus do not know they are HIV positive....   [tags: african americans, HIV, AIDS, sexual activity]

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- 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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- Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) or Acquired Immune Disease Syndrome (AIDS) and Tuberculosis (TB) are two of public health threats that havehave effected on multidisciplinary fields in Vietnam since 1990s. This review will describe the overview of these disease burdens and point outout the applied approaches in Vietnam over 20 years. HIV/AIDS prevention and control Since the first case of HIV/AIDS was detected in Vietnam in 1990, HIV has been rapidly spreading across the country. By 2012, HIV cases has been reported in all 63 provinces/cities....   [tags: Acquired Immune Disease Syndrome (AIDS) ]

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

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

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Hiv 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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