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Aids

AIDS is a disease that damages the immune system and interferes with a person’s ability to fight off disease. It is most commonly transmitted sexually, but can also be transmitted through infected blood exposure and through birth. Mayoclinic.com says “AIDS is a chronic, potentially life-threatening condition” AIDS is caused by the retrovirus HIV, HIV targets T-cells which are vital immune system cells and without them it is nearly impossible to fight a common cold let alone a life threatening...

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Aids

Administration by George D. Pozgar, the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is a fatal disease that destroys the body’s ability to fight bacteria and viruses. AIDS is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). It is considered to be the deadliest epidemic in human history with the first case being reported in 1981. It has been estimated that more than 21 million people have died from AIDS. (Pozgar, 2012, p. 353 & 364) AIDS is a collection of specific, life-threatening, opportunistic infections...

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Aids

AIDS (Acquired immune deficiency syndrome or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) is a disease caused by a virus called HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus). The illness alters the immune system, making people much more vulnerable to infections and diseases. This susceptibility worsens as the disease progresses. HIV is found in the body fluids of an infected person (semen and vaginal fluids, blood and breast milk). The virus is passed from one person to another through blood-to-blood and sexual contact...

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Aids

HIV/AIDS The world is plagued by the HIV infection which almost always comes before AIDS. If you are HIV positive, that doesn't mean you have AIDS. Having AIDS usually means that you are HIV positive. HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) basically breaks down your immune system until it can’t function properly anymore. AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) never really kills anyone; instead it is a disease like pneumonia or something like that, that the body cannot fight because its immune system...

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AIDS

syndrome (AIDS) is the final stage of HIV disease, which causes severe damage to immune system and numerous of dead all over the world. AIDS is the sixth leading cause of death among people ages 25 – 44 in the United States. Millions of people around the world are living with HIV/AIDS, including many children under age 15 (PubMed Health). In addition, AIDS ranks the first leading of death in Vietnam. More than 260000 people living with AIDS and an estimated 100 people become infected every day (AIDS in...

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HIV and AIDS

Kristina Nguyen HIV and AIDS The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and the Auto Immune Deficiency Disease (AIDS) are one of the leading killers around the world. Statistics provided by the Joint United Nations Program approximate that over 33 million people have been infected with HIV and AIDS. Of those 33 million, 1.1 million of those carriers are in the United States and even more shockingly, a fifth of those carriers are unaware that they have been infected. The World Health Organization estimated...

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Aids in Mauritius

What is AIDS? AIDS, which stands for Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, is a human disease caused by HIV, the human immunodeficiency virus. In this disease, the immune system gradually becomes less effective, which leads to more and more opportunistic infections and tumors. It is transmitted when a bodily fluid, for example blood, semen, or breast milk, of an infected individual comes into direct contact with a mucous membrane or blood stream of another individual. Although most commonly thought...

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Hiv Aids

What is HIV/AIDS? HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) infects cells of the immune system. Infection results in the progressive deterioration of the immune system, breaking down the body's ability to fend off infections and diseases. AIDS (Acquired immune deficiency syndrome) refers to the most advanced stages of HIV infection, defined by the occurrence of any of more than 20 opportunistic infections or related cancers. 34 million people live with HIV/AIDS world-wide. The vast majority...

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Aids Discrimination

Causes for AIDS Discrimination Many people across the world are infected with the deadly disease known as AIDS. This disease can be transmitted from one person to another through many ways such as sexually intercourse, blood transfusions, and sharing needles that are not sterilized. Today, scientists are still trying to discover a cure for HIV/AIDS. Many who are infected with HIV/AIDS have not only to cope with the disease itself, but they could possibly experience AIDS discrimination as well...

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Aids crisis

 Bonus Student G English Comp 102 December 27, 2006 The AIDS Crisis and College Policy Communities in our society are becoming increasingly aware of the challenges being presented by the AIDS crisis. Our government, as well as many other organizations, is taking strides to prevent the transmission of HIV/AIDS. Recently, in an attempt to contribute to the fight, the College Administration of my local college, Camden County College, has made the decision...

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