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follow-up Because a new HIV diagnosis can be stressful to an individual, it is not only important to seek follow-up care from a medical standpoint, but from a mental and spiritual standpoint as well. Some follow-up recommendations may include: 1. Prompt medical treatment for initiation of antiretroviral medications, appropriate vaccine administration 2. Continuation of medical care including taking prescribed medication, even when not symptomatic. 3. Education regarding changes in behaviors to...

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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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What is HIV/AIDS? HIV: Human Immunodeficiency Virus It is one of a group of viruses known as retroviruses. After getting into the body, the virus kills or damages cells of the body's immune system. The body tries to keep up by making new cells or trying to contain the virus, but eventually the HIV wins out and progressively destroys the body's ability to fight infections and certain cancers. This eventually leads to AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) when the virus has destroyed so much...

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Hiv Vaccines

safe or effective. One virus that does not yet have an effective preventative vaccine is the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). HIV is a retrovirus that attacks the human immune system. Transmission of the virus can occur in many different ways; through contact of infected secretions of one person with the genital, oral, or rectal mucous membranes of another person. HIV can also be transmitted through blood and from mother to child during pregnancy, childbirth or through breast milk (Healthmagic...

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Hiv and Aids

HIV AND AIDS Definition AIDS or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome - was originally defined empirically by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) as “the presence of a reliably diagnosed disease that is at least moderately indicative of an underlying defect in cell-mediated immunity.” Following the recognition of the causative virus, HIV, and the development of the sensitive and specific tests for HIV infection, the definition of AIDS has undergone substantial revision. The current...

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Hiv Aids

Chapter I HIV AIDS INTRODUCTION The arrival of the AIDS epidemic in the 20th Century, brought with it fear, superstition and prejudice. This disease is not the first one where society has imposed social stigmas, political agendas and outright pandemonium. Misunderstandings of other diseases like the bubonic plague, small pox and the Spanish flu also have caused hysteria among populations around the world, but the main difference between these epidemics and that of AIDS/HIV is that...

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Hiv Info

HIV INFORMATION 8.2 WORK FILE This will serve as a review for the exam you will take on HIV/AIDS. Please use the course Resource Links in addition to the URLs provided in the Web site Resources. 1. Define the acronym for AIDS. A something a person gets from someone else I relating to the body's defense system for fighting off diseases and infection D below normal levels, specifically the body's inability to fight disease. S a collection of signs or symptoms that when they occur together...

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What Is HIV

HIV What is HIV/AIDS? HIV stands for Human immunodeficiency Virus. This virus weakens a person's ability to fight infections. During HIV infection, the virus attacks and destroys the infection-fighting CD4 cells, a type white blood cell. The loss of CD4 cells makes it difficult to fight infections, and so, one would be most susceptible to any and every illness. A person with the loss of 200 and more CD4 cells is said to have the more advanced stage of the HIV infection, acquired immunodeficiency...

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Hiv Essay

Be Known and Aware of HIV Infection Chanakarn Tiansivarat ID: 54170010078 Sec: 2 Srinakarinwirot University: International Collage for Sustainability Studies Abstract Insert body of abstract here. If there is no abstract, delete this page. Enjoy your APA template! Be Known and Aware of HIV Infection There are many way to get HIV infection on both directly and indirectly. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) can exist in blood and body fluids. This virus can hide in body cells, sometimes...

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Aids and Hiv

AIDS and HIV Introduction Being one of the most fatal viruses in the nation, AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome) is now a serious public health concern in most major U.S. cities and in countries worldwide. Since 1986 there have been impressive advances in understanding of the AIDS virus, its mechanisms, and its routes of transmission. Even though researchers have put in countless hours, and millions of dollars it has not led to a drug that can cure infection with the virus or to a vaccine...

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