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    Feline Immunodeficiency Virus

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    Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) INTRODUCTION Feline immunodeficiency virus, or also known as feline AIDS, is a lentivirus associated with an immunodeficiency disease in domestic cats (Summers, p. 233). This disease is host specific, only affecting cats that are mainly living outdoors and it mainly affects male, intact cats. There are many clinical signs that are associated with the FIV virus. The clinical signs range from mild to chronic symptoms, but some cats may remain asymptomatic by showing

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    Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)

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    Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Life History The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is an obligate intracellular parasite found exclusively in humans. It is responsible for weakening the immune system and leading to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). The first case of AIDS was diagnosed in the U.S. in 1981, and in 1984 it was first proven that HIV caused AIDS. There is currently a pandemic of HIV/AIDS, with the highest incidence rate in Sub-Saharan Africa and the lowest rates in

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    Severe Combined Immunodeficiency Disorder (SCID) is a rare condition in which those affected have little to no immune system. This is because “some of the cells in the immune system that fight infections (T cells and B cells) are missing or do not work well” (Puck). As a result, they are extremely susceptible to a wide variety of infections from viruses, bacteria, germs, etc. “There are about 100 different types of SCID (Puck).” The two most common types are X-SCID and ADA SCID. X-SCID is caused

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    Case Analysis: HIV/AIDS

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    AIDS (www.cdc.gov). Like many other chronic illnesses, HIV/AIDS consist of stages. HIV disease has a well-documented progression. Untreated, HIV is almost universally fatal because it eventually overwhelms the immune system—resulting in acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). HIV treatment helps people at all stages of the disease, and treatment can slow or prevent progression from one stage to the next (www.cdc.gov). People become infected with HIV through bodily fluids such as blood, semen, breast

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    Aids During Childhood

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    AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) is an infectious disease, which is caused by HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus). This virus, HIV, is able to cause disease because it attacks the immune defense cells and this can overwhelm the immune system. If this disease is not treated, the infections will start causing symptoms for an average of 10 years. This phase considered symptomatic is referred to as AIDS, which is the advanced form of the infection (The free dictionary, 2010). In recent history

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    The HIV/AIDS Problem and PEPFAR HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. This virus, simply put, attacks the immune system. One contracts the virus by coming into contact with contaminated fluids (through intercourse, sharing needles, etc.). The virus, when left untreated, leads to AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome) in ten to fifteen years. The human body cannot get rid of HIV like most viruses, and there is currently no cure. When HIV leads into AIDS, the human body becomes highly susceptible

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    your immune system by destroying important cells that fight disease and infection. An immune system that has weakened can't protect you. A virus relies on cells in the body by taking over it to reproduce. HIV is actually the short form of Human Immunodeficiency Virus. Unlike the common cold “flu”, HIV is a very different virus. With the present of HIV, the immune system cannot fight the viruses in our body like they should usually. The human immune system can't seem to get rid of it. Why the virus

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    interested in issues similar to access to health care, infectious diseases, environmental hazards, violence, and substance abuse. Health Administration also interests me, seeing that, I have a cousin dying of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. He was first diagnosed with Human immunodeficiency virus infection seven years ago, without treatment. He wasn’t aware of his options to get treated and thought there was no way out. He didn’t have any health insurance; therefore, he wasn’t educated about the

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    Denying Medical Value

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    Tens of thousands of patients are denied of medical cannabis that could benefit from its therapeutic use. Not only does it help ease the pain of many agonizing diseases, but it also contributes to the prevention of some illnesses. It can also replace harmful antibiotics that we use now. An abundance of arguments have been made on this issue, but I feel as though most of them are a bit far-fetched and can be retaliated with legitimate responses, which will be further explained later in this essay

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    AIDS: A Global Issue

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    people around the world today as they struggle with the disease, research for medicines, and attempt to reduce new infections Many people with AIDS do not show symptoms for a long time, even for over ten years. The cause, HIV, is an STD. Human immunodeficiency virus attacks the T-cells, part of the immune system, and uses it to duplicate itself and spread. When the number of immune cells in one cubic milliliter of blood is less than 200, the infection is referred to as AIDS. The amount of time it

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