Aids: a Formidable Disease

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AIDS: A FORMIDABLE DISEASE

A Research Paper Submitted to

In Partial Fulfillment

of the Requirements for the Subject

English IV

By

Year IV-B

January 30, 2012

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:

The researcher sincerest thanks xxx and xxx for their patience in teaching techniques in writing the proposal, and xxx for helping grammar checking.

The researcher wishes to thank to all the authors of the book and some sample whose were able to help a lot in conducting the study about AIDS. Especially thanks to the researcher family for the faith, trust and giving time to finish this research paper.

To friends, classmates and love ones, for their support that give the researcher strength to pass the study. To all people who helped to make this research paper, possible, thank you very much.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

CONTENTS PAGES

I. Introduction……………………………………………………………………………..1

II. Body

A. The Definition of AIDS…………………………………………………………….3

B. The Causes of AIDS

1. Sexual Transmission

2. Blood Products…………………………………………………………………..4

3. Perinatal Transmission

C. Signs and Symptoms of AIDS

D. AIDS Management…………………………………………………………………..5

a. Prevention

1. Sexual Contact

2. Body Fluid Exposure

3. Mother to Child

4. Education………………………………………………………………….6

E. Cases of AIDS

1. In the Philippines

2. In the World………………………………………………………………………7

III. Conclusion………………………………………………………………………………..8

IV. Notes

V. Bibliography

VI. Appendices

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I. INTRODUCTION

According to the author Halsey,W.D. of Colliers’s Encyclopedia. “Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is a human disease that ravages the immune system, undermining the body’s capacity to defend itself against certain microbial organisms. It usually leads to death from multiple infections from a few months up to three years from the time of onset. The disease was first identified in 1980 among homosexual men in New York and California, and by mid-1985 it had stricken more than12, 000 people in the United States alone, causing nearly6, 000 fatalities. There were growing numbers of cases in Europe and Africa as well. Although male homosexuals continue to constitute a majority of victims in most countries, the risk groups also include both male and female intravenous drug abusers, heterosexual transmission of AIDS. The emergence of AIDS among hemophiliacs, who receive clotting factor derived from the pooled blood of many donors, indicates that it is transmitted through blood and blood products. The acquired of AIDS through infected blood or body fluids by sexual contact or the use of contaminated needles in the intravenous injection of drugs. Transmission of the disease through blood transfusions has caused alarm. However, a test has been developed that will enable blood banks to screen their supplies of blood from contamination with the AIDS virus. The possibility that AIDS could be transmitted through casual contact, such as by sharing dining utensils or bathroom facilities, has caused widespread public alarm despite reassurances to the country from public health professionals.”[1]

Statement of the Problem: This paper will answer the following questions:

1. What is AIDS? How is it acquired?

2. Describe the AIDS virus. How can it be prevented?

3. Describe the increase of AIDS victims locally and internationally. How can it minimized/solved?

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Significance of the Study: This research emphasizes the information’s...
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