Your search returned over 400 essays for "hiv infections"
1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9   …  40    Next >>

HIV Infections in African American Males

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

Powerful Essays
1443 words | (4.1 pages) | Preview

Opportunistic HIV Infections

- Opportunistic HIV infections Description- opportunistic HIV infections are those infections that are caused to a HIV positive person, when his CD4 count starts decreasing. Opportunistic HIV infections can be treated with strong antiretroviral drugs that aim to uplift the CD4 count and keep our immunity system stronHETEROSEXUAL HIV INFECTION Description- Heterosexual HIV infection is the most common reason for the spread of the disease. Heterosexual HIV infection may not be the major cause in advanced nations, but in developing and the developed countries, this reason accounts for more than half of all HIV cases....   [tags: Disease]

Powerful Essays
1444 words | (4.1 pages) | Preview

HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infections

- Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) are generally transmitted through sexual contact, during unprotected sexual intercourse, some are also transmitted from mother to child during antenatal, intranatal and postnatal period and through unsafe blood, blood products, donated organs or tissues and contaminated needles, their consequences are more devastating and prevalent among women than men.1 STIs are currently a huge burden of disease and adversely effect the reproductive health of people....   [tags: sexual contact, sex workers]

Free Essays
747 words | (2.1 pages) | Preview

Congenital Neonatal Infections in Vertical HIV

- ... The envelope is made of the viral protein ENV and has spikes that protrude from the shell made of two more structural viral proteins GP120 and GP41. The GP120 protein forms the tip of the viral spike and interacts with macrophage and helper-T cell receptor CD4 to initiate entry into the cell. Once bound, the GP120 protein undergoes a conformational change that resists immune system recognition, a process termed conformational masking. The GP120 is then able to bind a chemokine receptor, CCR5 or CXCR4, required for viral entry....   [tags: infant, maternal, infection, products]

Better Essays
858 words | (2.5 pages) | Preview

Medical Technicians and Needle Sticks

- Hello, doing research on my major made me realize there is a lot that can happen in the field I want to major in. Did you know in the medical field 600,000 -1 million needle sticks and other sharp injuries happen every year according to centers for Disease Control and Preventation. Imagine how many technicians get stick end up with disease that wasn’t from them just because they were stuck by someone else’s needle. Medical technicians have to deal with a lot of DNA, whether they are sick or not....   [tags: dna, hiv, infections, stress]

Strong Essays
1221 words | (3.5 pages) | Preview

HIV Epidemic in Uganda

- Question 1 HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) epidemic in Uganda Uganda, an East African country south of the Sahara has been battling with the HIV pandemic as far back as the 1990s when 18.5% of Ugandans were infected at its peak (Foundation, 2012). Currently, out of a population of 33.6 million people, 1.5 million are living with AIDs, at a prevalence rate of 7.2% among those aged between 15-49 years. Of the ones infected, 190,000 are children (UNAIDS, 2012). In the mid nineties and until recently, the prevalence of HIV started to gradually drop reaching 6.4% owing to the government policies of the ‘ABC’s i.e....   [tags: treatment, sex, infections]

Powerful Essays
1995 words | (5.7 pages) | Preview

Poverty And Health Infections Are Inextricably Related

- Poverty and health infections are inextricably related. The term “diseases of poverty” is used to describe disabilities or diseases that are more prevalent in poor countries than their developed counterparts. It is estimated that 50, 00 people, of which 30,000 are children, die due to poverty-related diseases each day in underdeveloped countries (Stevens, 2008). This is exclusive of other millions of people who die from unpreventable diseases in these countries. Nearly three-quarters of people living in the third world, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, fight to survive without clean water or food....   [tags: AIDS, Africa, Malaria, HIV]

Strong Essays
1256 words | (3.6 pages) | Preview

Fungal Infections in Immunocompromised Hosts

- ... In addition, Candida albicans possesses cAMP dependant pathways such as Efg1 transcription factor that controls and regulates its morphogenesis. The species also secretes virulent factors: phospholipase A, B and C which are hydrolytic and proteolytic to destroy many host factors, and speed up adherence and penetration into the host. Consequently, increasing fungal infections are seen in immunocompromised host mainly: HIV and cancer patients. More research is desirable to reduce mortality and morbidity caused by this yeast pathogen....   [tags: patients, infections, yeast]

Better Essays
1235 words | (3.5 pages) | Preview

HIV : The Causes And Treatment Of HIV And HIV

- Human immunodeficiency virus HIV is a virus that attacks the immune system in the human body. There is no cure for HIV and eventually, the virus will progress into acquired immunodeficiency virus (AIDS). There are “approximately 36.7 million people living with HIV/AIDS around the world” (WHO, 2017). HIV is transmitted through certain bodily fluids such as blood, breast milk, vaginal secretions, or semen from a person infected with the disease. Transmission can occur during unprotected sex, dirty needle use, or from mother to baby....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Blood, Myocardial infarction]

Better Essays
703 words | (2 pages) | Preview

Hiv / Aids And Hiv Aids

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

Better Essays
837 words | (2.4 pages) | Preview

These results are sorted by most relevant first (ranked search). You may also sort these by color rating or essay length.


Your search returned over 400 essays for "hiv infections"
1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9   …  40    Next >>