"Hiv" Essays and Research Papers


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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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 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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The Effect of HIV/AIDs on Society 72 Since the beginning of the epidemic more than 15 million Africans have died from AIDS. Nearly two-thirds of all people living with HIV are found in sub-Saharan Africa, although this region contains only about 10% of the world's population. The Impact on the Health Sector This epidemic has an extraordinary burden on already troubled health sector. As the epidemic matures, the demand for care for those living with HIV rises, as does the toll of AIDS...

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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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HIV/AIDS-- A Deadly Disease HIV and AIDS are a silent killer virus that many people have today, and even more that do not even know they have it. With the millions of viruses and diseases in the world, HIV and AIDS are the two that struck the world by surprise, becoming one of the most serious and most common diseases not just in the United States, but also around the world. HIV and AIDS is caused by genetics, accidental contamination, and sex; it therefore leads to medical doctors trying to find...

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Hiv in Philippines

Modes of HIV transmission and prevention •HIV and the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrom• •Prevention of HIV infection•Jan 25, 2006 Sexual Transmission HIV infection is a sexually transmitted disease (STD). Like other STDs, HIV spreads bidirectionally and appears to be transmitted from male to female and female to male with greater efficiency (up to three-fold) from male to female. Although the majority of sexually transmitted cases reported in the United States occur via male homosexual...

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Hiv / Aids

ASSIGNMENT 1. HISTORY OF HIV / AIDS 2. MEANING OF HIV 3. MEANING OF AIDS 4. SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS 5. CAUSES OF HIV / AIDS 6. EFFECTS OF HIV / AIDS 7. DIAGNOSIS AND TESTS 8. CURE OF HIV / AIDS 9. PREVENTIVE METHODS Egbuna Juliet J SS 3 Yellow Meaning of HIV/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...

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epidemiology HIV

the concepts of epidemiology and nursing research to a communicable disease. Communicable Disease Selection Choose one communicable disease from the following list: 1. Chickenpox 2. Tuberculosis 3. Influenza 4. Mononucleosis 5. Hepatitis B 6. HIV Epidemiology Paper Requirements Include the following in your assignment: 1. Description of the communicable disease (causes, symptoms, mode of transmission, complications, treatment) and the demographic of interest (mortality, morbidity, incidence...

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HIV/AIDS Amber Findley HCA/240 01/27/2013 Shannon White HIV/AIDS HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)/AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome) was first discovered in the early 1980s. These cases were seen in men who had multiple sexual partners with other men and IV drug users. “AIDS is now a pandemic.” (Zelman, Tompary, Raymond, Holdaway, & Mulvihill, 2010) The purpose of this paper is to describe what HIV/AIDS is. This paper will also...

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Hiv Paper

There has been a steady increase in recent years in the form of HIV sufferers. I will take you into a holistic look of what and how this virus implements a person’s personal, social, medical and economic life. To a see a person’s emotion is but a short insight to how that person is actually feeling, take into account that they have contracted HIV, how is that person’s life affected? A woman in Vietnam says ‘I am afraid of giving my disease to family members- especially my younger brother who is...

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Hiv Research

James Carper “HIV and Quarantine” Human Immunodeficiency Virus or HIV is a virus that kills the body’s ability to fight infection and leads to the incurable disease Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome or AIDS. AIDS was first reported in the United States in 1980. It was baffling to all medical personnel involved because as patients became more sick and unable to fight infection no known disease was to blame. Finally, through extensive research with a microscope the HIV virus was identified...

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HIV Awareness

HIV/AIDS is a topic that is not being discussed as often as it should. As a result, innocent people are contracting this virus, especially young adults. Every 9 ½ minutes, a person in the United States find out they have HIV. HIV/AIDS is an incurable disease. So far more than one million people in the U.S. are living with HIV/AIDS. There are one out of five people that are living with this and not even realize it. HIV/AIDS is a serious problem, however with earlier prevention and education, we can...

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The Modern Day Plague (HIV/AIDS) Topic: The effects HIV/AIDS have on young women in the world Specific Purpose: At the end of my speech, the audience will be informed on the risks of HIV/AIDS and the steps you can take to prevent this from happening. Central Idea: With this infection growing in the world, we must make sure that we are educated and that we avoid the behavior that will cause us to be exposed to the virus Preview: We must understand the causes,...

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INTRODUCTION When we think of HIV/AIDS we have certain populations in mind. We hear about its ravages on young men and women; on the gay and transgender populations; on the homeless and the intravenous drug user. We seldom think about HIV/AIDS and senior citizens. What no one talks about is HIV/AIDS and the older adult. It’s no wonder that when you talk to our senior citizens, they may have the perception that HIV/AIDS is not a risk to them. Is HIV/AIDS a risk to older adults? Is HIV/AIDS over 50 a problem...

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HIV Epidemiology

 Grand Canyon University: NRS-427V Concepts in Community and Public Health November 23, 2014 Epidemiology and Nursing Research: HIV HIV is a disease that has affected millions of people worldwide. From the wealthy to the poor, this virus has had devastating effects on the lives of families and individuals. According to the AIDS Institute, HIV was first discovered in a patient from West Africa. It is believed that chimpanzees carried the “simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV)” which...

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Hiv Aids

HIV and AIDS AND POVERTY; HOUSEHOLD (HH) ECONOMIC STRENGTHENING AS A STRATEGY FOR BREAKING THE VICIOUS CYCLE Introduction While HIV and AIDS affect the poor and the rich, the poor people are, nevertheless, doubly disadvantaged. The reasons why poor people are vulnerable to HIV/AIDS are: a) b) c) d) e) Poor people have fewer choices; Poor people are less able to protect themselves against HIV/AIDS; Poor people may have fewer rights, or be unaware of their rights; The majority of the world’s poor...

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Abstract There have been studies on HIV/AIDS, but there is currently no cure for the virus/disease. There is a misconception that AIDS is transmitted, but what people don’t know is that the virus HIV is what is transmitted; leading to the disease AIDS. The risk factors, major health promoting behaviors and symptoms that can alleviate the hardships that come with the virus/disease, can cause stress, frustration and conflict managing the illness. The impact of the medical condition on the mental health...

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Increased Hiv Among Marrieds

perceived and actual risks of being infected with HIV are closely intertwined with his or her spouse’s. As the HIV/AIDS epidemic spreads to the general population, a large and increasing proportion of HIV transmissions occur within marriage (Bongaarts 1996). Indeed, discordant couples (i.e. couples where only one partner is infected with HIV) represent the majority of HIV-infected couples in sub-Saharan Africa (de Walque 2007), and a large proportion of new HIV infections in this region occurs within discordant...

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Hiv/Aids in South Korea

HIV/AIDS in South Korea Fall 2011 H312 AIDS and STIS in Modern Society AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) and HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus), is a world pandemic disease that has plagued countries around the world since 1981. HIV/AIDS affects both men and women of all ages. AIDS is a deadly disease that deteriorates the immune system. You don’t have to be sexually active to get AIDS some people are even born with it. It has an impact on many people's lives either by themselves being...

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Hiv, Adolescents, and Risky Behaviors

Running head: HIV/AIDS, ADOLESCENTS, AND RISKY SEXUAL BEHAVIOR HIV/AIDS, adolescents, and risky sexual behavior HIV/AIDS, adolescents, and risky sexual behavior Introduction You can’t smell it, taste it, hear it, or even see it. BUT, it lives inside the bodies of 36 million people worldwide and it’s responsible for the death of many others. It’s the biggest epidemic in human history (Sittitrai, 1998). It’s HIV/AIDS, and it doesn’t care who you are or where you’re from. U.S. public health...

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Hiv, Aids in Nigeria


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Discrimination of Hiv/Aids

1 Discrimination of HIV/AIDS Discrimination of HIV/AIDS-positive people in medical field and in society is morally wrong In the rural area of Nigeria, an AIDS patient cut his hand and, when he went to the closest hospital to bandage it, the doctors kept transferring him from one outpatient department to another medical ward, then to another one because they did not want to get infected...

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Epidemiology HIV Paper

Canyon University: NRS- 427V 12/14/2014 HIV COMMUNICABLE DISEASE AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome) is defined by the Mayo Clinic as "A chronic, potentially life-threatening condition which is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). HIV damages the immune system, and interferes with the ability the body has to fight the disease causing organism" (Mayo Clinic, 2014). HIV is an infection transmitted sexually. Another mode of transmission for HIV is by exposure to infected blood, or...

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Hiv and Aids Education

Assignments B.Ed (IInd Year) Assignments for two special compulsory courses BESE-065: HIV AND AIDS EDUCATION Assignment 1 Answer the following questions i) Briefly explain the need and importance of HIV and AIDS education.( 250 words) Answer: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a virus that kills or damages cells of the body's immune system. This virus causes Acquired Immuno-Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) which is a life threatening disease and a major cause of concern for the...

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Hiv and Mother to Child Transmission

HIV and Mother to Child Transmission Introduction In the past mother-to-child transmission of HIV was the cause of death for nearly all of the children that had been diagnosed with the virus before the age of 13. This paper will discuss the causes of mother to child transmission and preventative measures in place to reduce the risk for children with mothers that are HIV positive. Mothers living in third world countries will likely have a much greater risk of transmission because they simply do...

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Hiv: Nursing Research

than one million cases of people living with HIV in the United States with new cases of infection rates and deaths increasing to a high estimated level of 56,300. Nursing research plays a major role in the nursing care of patients with HIV. Nursing research on the topic of HIV is very critical for a vast variety of reasons. With the development of new forms of medication and complex treatment regimen programs the life expectancy for patients with HIV is better and growing. Along with the research...

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Hiv/Aids Position of Mali

Health Organization Mali HIV/AIDS Mali’s Position and Solutions to HIV/AIDS 1. Background: The acquired immune deficiency (AIDS) is the final stage of a group of symptoms that cause destruction to the immune system cells by a retrovirus. There are a number of retroviruses that can cause AIDS with each affecting different species. The most common among the human population is known as Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). There are three separate ways of transmitting HIV - through unprotected and...

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Infectious Disease HIV

Infectious Disease: HIV/AIDS Jessica Thammavongsa HCA 240 August 9th, 2014 Shirlene Small Infectious Disease: HIV/AIDS I am writing this paper to explain how HIV/AIDS as an infectious disease responds to the inflammatory, describe what the disease is, how it is transmitted, and the environmental factors that can make a person vulnerable to accruing the disease. In addition, this paper will discuss standard and alternative treatments that are available to those who have HIV/AIDS, identify methods...

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Hiv Research Paper

The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is one of the most serious, deadly diseases in human history. HIV is a type of virus called a retrovirus. HIV causes a condition called acquired immunodeficiency disease syndrome (AIDS). HIV is one of the most deadly and serious diseases in human history. Viruses such as HIV cannot grow or reproduce on their own. In order to do so they need to infect the cells of a living organism in order to make new copies of themselves. A person’s immune system usually finds...

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Hiv Widows in Trichirappalli District

HIV / AIDS INFECTED WIDOWS IN TIRUCHIRAPPALLI DISTRICT, TAMILNADU The Indian epidemic continues to be concentrated in populations with high risk behavior characterized by unprotected paid sex, sex between men, and injecting drug use with shared injecting equipment. Several high risk groups have high HIV prevalence, and sexual networks are wide and inter-digitizing. According to India’s National AIDS Control Organization (NACO), the bulk of HIV infections in India occur during unprotected...

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ian obote hiv

OBOTE IAN. JKC/B04/0158/2013. HIV/AIDS ASSIGNMENT 1. Why age group 15-25 is more affected by HIV/AIDS Young are increasingly becoming popular with same sex relationships i.e being lesbian or gay. This can result to anal sex and this unlike normal sex exposes the sexual partners to higher risk of contracting HIV/AIDS as compared to the normal sex. Most young people could already know about HIV/AIDS, how it is spread and ways through which people should protect themselves. Still after all this...

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Multicultural Perspectives, HIV and AIDS

with Lowest HIV/AIDS Infection Rates When the first incidences of what is now known as the AIDS virus was reported back in the early 1980’s, not much was known about the illness. With even health care professionals baffled at the sudden appearance of this mystery disease, naturally, hysteria ensued. As such, many misconceptions surrounding the nature and origins of the virus spread. By the mid-80’s, the disease had been identified as AIDS or acquired immune deficiency syndrome, and HIV or human immunodeficiency...

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Oral Sex and Hiv Risk

Oral Sex and HIV Risk CDC HIV/AIDS Facts Oral Sex Is Not Risk Free Like all sexual activity, oral sex carries some risk of HIV transmission when one partner is known to be infected with HIV, when either partner’s HIV status is not known, and/or when one partner is not monogamous or injects drugs. Even though the risk of transmitting HIV through oral sex is much lower than that of anal or vaginal sex, numerous studies have demonstrated that oral sex can result in the transmission of HIV and other...

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Hiv in South Africa

most important factors in determining the relative emphasis placed by policy-makers, in S.A. on prevention as opposed to treatment of HIV.' One of the major problems affecting the South African country is the spread of HIV. The country is believed to have the most number of HIV victims than any other country. As seen on the diagram, South Africa has the highest adult HIV prevalence. (GRAPH) Only 10% of the children who need treatment are able to have the benefit of undergoing treatment; this causes...

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Hiv Testing in Pregnant Women

HIV Testing in Pregnant Women HIV is a Human Immune Deficiency Virus that is primarily transmitted through sexual intercourse. HIV is the virus that causes AIDS. This virus is passed from one person to another through blood and sexual contact. This virus is a very serious subject in many peoples lives, especially women. There are 16.6 million women worldwide living with the HIV virus. Only 43% are actually aware of their condition and the other 33% are unaware (Snelson). This is an even more severe...

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Hiv/Aids a Communicable Disease

HIV/AIDS a Communicable Disease Jennifer Hudson August 20, 2010 A communicable disease is an illness that is spread through contact of germs and bacteria. Humans, animals and foods are all transporters of germs and bacteria that can deliver a contagious illness from one host to another. An effortless touch or swapping of fluids is all that germs and bacteria need to spread. There are several pertinent communicable diseases in the World today. For the purposes of this paper, we will focus on...

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Informative Speech on HIV

 HIV/AIDS Prevention and Support Informative Speech Purpose: I will speaking about HIV/AIDS. First, I will speak about the history of the disease. Second, I will talk about prevention of the disease. Lastly, I’ll talk about what steps you can take to make those you are partners or friends with comfortable living with HIV/AIDS. Introduction: I. Advocating and raising awareness for this disease is not something I take lightly. Being in the arts, you are surrounded by ways of helping others fight...

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HIV is an environmental issue

HIV/AIDS is an environmental issue! (By Venansio Ahabwe) HIV/AIDS may be described an epidemic that has enhanced a conflict between man and his environment. It is, indeed, a result of man’s manifold interactions with the environment. There are environmental perspectives pervading the disease: theories about its origins, modes of transmission and infection among humans, levels of infection, prevention of its spread and treatment for the sufferers, conditions in which HIV/AIDS victims live, circumstances...

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Health Disparities in HIV

Disparities in HIV/AIDS Human immunodeficiency Virus also known as HIV is a sexually transmitted disease. It attacks your body's immune system. The virus destroys CD4 cells, which help your body fight diseases. HIV damages your immune system and it leads to acquired immune deficiency syndrome also known as AIDS. AIDS is the final stage in HIV, and it’s a disease where severe loss of the body's cellular immunity occurs. The disease lowers the resistance to infection and malignancy. Anyone can get HIV/AIDS...

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hiv vs. aids

 HIV & AIDS versus Cancer Tara Thompson Eng 11144 March 2, 2014 Millions of people all over the world have been diagnosed with HIV/AIDS or cancer, and in some cases, both. These two diseases are both very deadly and can cause other problems within a person’s body. HIV/AIDS and cancer are chronic diseases that affect the human body, although there are some advantages with HIV/AIDS compared to cancer. Even though there are treatments available for both of these diseases, unfortunately...

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Hiv and Aids Science Report

HIV and AIDS Have you ever wondered what HIV or AIDS are? HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. It causes AIDS which stands for acquired immune deficiency. These viruses attacks the immune system and can cause you to die because it attacks your helper T cells. There are no cures, but you can take medication to help with the symptoms. AIDS and HIV are STD. When one person has AIDS and you have contact with that person they can transmit that disease to you. Another way you can develop AIDS...

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Hiv-Reaction Paper

25 TERMS Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)- is a lentivirus ( a member of the retrovirus family) that causes required immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), a conditions in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections and cancers. Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)- is a disease of human immune system caused by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). Sex- is a process of combining and mixing of genetic traits, often in resulting...

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concepts of epidemiology (HIV)

Concepts of Epidemiology (HIV) Mun Kang Grand Canyon University Concept in Community and Public Health NRS 427 V Colleen Darrow June 08, 2014 HIV Communicable diseases are global health issues nowadays as the world become globalized by increasing international travel and business. Among many of communicable diseases, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection is considered to be one of the most severe communicable diseases worldwide. It has spread...

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Hiv a Communicable Disease

HIV: A Communicable Disease HIV, Human Immunodeficiency Virus, is a communicable disease that was once considered a death sentence years ago. It is a disease that is contracted by the exchange of bodily fluids such as blood, semen, and vaginal secretions. Persons can be affected by the disease for years without knowing it. To date, blood tests that pick up the antibody is the only way of detecting it. Patients may be asymptomatic, which means the disease is present, however, symptoms...

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Hiv/Aids in Uk

HIV/AIDS The Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is a disease cause by Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), which is one type of chronic disease that mainly attacks the immune system of the body. The immune system includes all the organs and cells that work to fight off the infection or disease (Daniels, 1985). HIV attacks the convolute part of the immune system. HIV weakens the immune system by destroying the CD4 (T-cell) lymphocytes. CD4 is one type of blood cell that helps protect the...

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Reflection Paper on Hiv/Aisd

Introduction to HIV/AIDS The first cases of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) were reported in the United States in the spring of 1981. By 1983 the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the virus that causes AIDS, had been isolated. Early in the U.S. HIV/AIDS pandemic, the role of substance abuse in the spread of AIDS was clearly established. Injection drug use (IDU) was identified as a direct route of HIV infection and transmission among injection drug users. The largest group of early...

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HIV/AIDS research

 HIV and How It Attacks How HIV works in your body The immune system is the body’s natural defense against infections and disease. Your immune system is made up of different types of cells that protect your body from bacteria and viruses. For example, the CD4 cells which is also known as the T cells are part of the immune system. These cells recognize viruses and bacteria and help your body fight the infection. HIV is a type of virus that cannot make copies of itself(reproduce)...

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Hiv/Aids in Bangladesh

HIV/AIDS in Bangladesh With less than 0.1 percent of the population estimated to be HIV-positive, Bangladesh is a low HIV-prevalence country. |Contents | |[hide] | |1 Prevalence | |2 Preventive programs | |3 Tuberculosis | |4 National response | |5 References | Prevalence The country...

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Hiv/Aids and Women

HIV/AIDS and Women Women are facing devastating impact of HIV/AIDS in world over. In India women are already economically, culturally and socially disadvantaged lacking access to treatment, financial support and education. They are outside the structures of power and decision -making. They lack the opportunity of participating equally within the community and are subjected to punitive laws, norms and practices exercising control over their bodies and sexual relations. They are perceived as the...

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HIV and women of color

2013 Health Campaign II In the US, HIV/AIDS is a major concern and about 1.1 million people are affected with the condition. About 20% of the HIV patients may actually not know about their HIV status. Every year more than 56,000 new patients get infected with the disease. One of the measures of the Healthy People 2020 is to develop preventive strategies for better management of HIV illnesses and deaths. This is because currently, the problems due to HIV/AIDS are resulting in several health...

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Hiv Potential Cure

HIV ‘Cure’: New hope, Or Old News? 1 HIV ‘Cure’: New Hope, Or Old News? Brandon March 9, 2013 HIV ‘Cure’? New Hope, Or Old News? 2 For decades, the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has ravaged through the world, infecting millions of people. Many years have gone by while countless scientists, hematologists, medical doctors and virologists have attempted to formulate a ‘cure’. And in many admirable attempts, they failed. HIV...

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Hiv Reaction Paper

Training Program NAME: _Anthony Altaire D. Leynes_ NSTPTwo Section: ___T1B___ Reaction Paper for the Movie “HIV (Si Heidi, Si Ivy at Si V)” I. MY OWN SUMMARY OF THE FILM (strictly 250-300 words only, no copying) HIV (Si Heidi, Ivy, at si V) - This film is about a man named Gil Bustamante Hired by the DOH (Department of Health) to do a documentary for their HIV/AIDS awareness program, He is a young filmmaker.  Using San Lazaro Hospital as a backdrop, he weaves a tale that...

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The Facts About Hiv and Aids

The Facts about HIV & AIDS After working in the healthcare field for a few years, I have come to the disturbing conclusion that there are still so many of us that have no knowledge of this deadly epidemic that’s spreading across the U.S.. This disease is called Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome commonly known as AIDS. AIDS is caused by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus, also known as HIV. This disease is one of the leading...

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HIV/AIDS in Africa

 HIV-AIDS in Africa Shelby May H102 – The World in the Twentieth Century II Professor Machado April 3, 2014 Word Count: 1800 Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is the virus that causes AIDS, has become one of the world’s most serious health and development challenges; “more than 25 million people have died of AIDS worldwide since the first cases were reported in 1981”.1 HIV is much like other viruses today such as the flu or the common...

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