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AIDS: The Modern Day Epidemic

- AIDS: The Modern Day Epidemic Did you know that if a straight line of pennies was made down any given road, extending one mile, there would be over a hundred thousand dollars worth of change on the street. Dimes. Well over a million dollars. How about something that hits closer to home, something like lives. In 1996, when the AIDS pandamenic was at its peak, a memorial quilt made of individual panels about six feet by three feet in size was displayed in Washington D.C. Each square of the quilt represented a single victim whose life was claimed by the disease....   [tags: AIDS]

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The Battle Against Aids : Aids

- Battle Against AIDS Giovanni Jimenez Northern Arizona University   Battle Against Aids AIDS has become one of the most controversial topics of the latest times. As the virus has become a global problem more and more individuals have been concerned with the issue. Agencies such as the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have done everything they can to stop the spread of the disease. The U.S center for Disease Control and Prevention with the help of Dr. Helene D. Gayle have contributed to the battle against AIDS by doing researches and finding solutions that will reduce the spread of the virus....   [tags: HIV, AIDS, Infectious disease, Tuberculosis]

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Hiv / Aids And Hiv Aids

- In 1981, the first case of HIV/AIDS was introduced in America. At that time, no one knew what was causing the disease. Today’s medical field now knows a lot more in regards to the effects and transmission of HIV/AIDS. More than 33.4 million people worldwide are infected with the HIV virus today. While there is not such a rapid growth as when the virus began, the numbers of affected people are still growing. HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency virus. HIV is a virus similar to that of the flu or common cold....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Immune system, Blood]

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Aids : Global Aids Crisis

- Global AIDS Crisis What is the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about the spread of AIDS throughout the world. AIDS is sometimes considered a “foreigner’s disease,” coming from somewhere else and imported into isolated communities by travelers and refugees in time of war. According to the book, Global Aids Crisis, studies conducted on every continent show that those who travel frequently are at an increased risk for infection with HIV/AIDS. Since the virus has spread it has troubled millions of people around the world....   [tags: AIDS, Africa, HIV, South Africa]

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Aids, No Cure For Aids

- Unfortunately, AIDS is one of the many public health issues affecting the world today. AIDS stands for acquired immunodeficiency disorder. It is the final stage of HIV(Human immunodeficiency disorder). As its name states HIV attacks the T cells that help the immune system to fight off infections. If left untreated, a significant amount of T cells will be killed, leaving the body susceptible to several opportunistic diseases. At this point, the disease has reached its final stage of AIDS. HIV/ AIDS is contracted through acts in which bodily fluids are exchanged, such as sex, blood transfusions, and sharing needles....   [tags: AIDS, Immune system, Blood, HIV]

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Hiv / Aids And Aids

- Before ART people with HIV/AIDS wouldn’t survive the virus. They transmitted the importance of this therapy to the audience by appealing to their logical by using statistics rather than through emotional strategies like the documentary. They state that, “with ART adherence during pregnancy and breastfeeding, along with postexposure prophylaxis for infants, the risk of HIV transmission from moth- er to infant can be cut from approximately 25%–40% (without ART) to 2% or less.” By using statistics, the audience can’t argue that ART are unsuccessful Both the documentary and the article believe that with ART, we’re on our way to a HIV/AIDS free future....   [tags: HIV, AIDS, Antiretroviral drug, Pregnancy]

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Hiv And Aids : Aids

- Oladipo Okuboyejo HLT 2320 HIV and AIDS Aids is caused by the HIV virus and the illness weakens peoples immune system making them more burnable to infections and diseases. As time goes by, the conditions worsens. The criteria for HIV patients indicates an extremely weakened immune system after all, a person can have HIV without having Aids. This paper will talk about how HIV is transmitted from one person to person, how it is not transmitted too. It will also talk about what process the body goes through when one is infected the the virus and what then happens when it eventually develops into AIDS....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Condom, Sexual intercourse]

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Hiv / Aids And Aids

- It was first recognized in the United States in 1981 in homosexual men. Now it’s a worldwide pandemic that is seen in both homosexual and heterosexual men and women. What is it. HIV/Aids. So what exactly are HIV/Aids and how is it transmitted. These are just a couple questions out of many more that I will cover in this research paper on HIV/AIDS. HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Vvirus, which is the virus that causes HIV infection. AIDS stands for Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, which is the most advanced stage of HIV infection....   [tags: AIDS, Immune system, HIV, Immunodeficiency]

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Hiv / Aids : Hiv And Aids

- HIV/AIDS Introduction HIV, also known and the human immunodeficiency virus attacks and destroys the CD4 cells, these cells also known as the T-lymphocytes are a type of white blood cell found in the immune system which have the role of preventing disease, when the level of the CD4 cell decreases the ability of the body to fight and prevent disease also reduces; at this stage the person is said to have acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDs) Epidemiology According to the world health organisation (WHO) there were 35.3 million people living with HIV in 2012....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Immune system, Antiretroviral drug]

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Hiv / Aids And Aids

- Introduction It is no secret that HIV/AIDS has caused immense devastation the word over. Indeed, HIV/AIDS presents one of the most daunting challenges that threaten socio-economic development in many countries. According to the United Nations (UN) (2004), HIV/AIDS encapsulate one of the world’s worst pandemic that has infected millions regardless of gender, race, or sexual orientation. Presently, half of the 40 million people living with HIV/AIDS are women (UN, 2004). To put it in context, HIV is no longer striking men primarily as it were during the past two decades....   [tags: Discrimination, Employment, HIV/AIDS, Health care]

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Hiv / Aids And Aids

- HIV/AIDS has been with us for many years now and people are still struggling. It is truly horrific what this disease has done to our world. Although treatments have got significantly better of the course of many years, doctors still have not found a cure to this disease. Many people can live years, even decades after they are diagnosed and life a fairly normal life. HIV/AIDS is a disease that can cause harm and social stigma to the patient and their families, but with the right treatment it can lead to a normal life....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Immune system, Antiretroviral drug]

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Hiv / Aids And Aids

- Globally, the largest amount of those suffering from HIV and AIDS are those in South Africa. As of 2013, there were an estimated 6.3 million living with HIV, and that number is only growing (HIV). HIV and AIDS have always been a serious disease, as the US in the eighties can attest, but with it being at such a high prevalence in 2013 is quite worrying, and the amount of people infected far outweighs those affected in the US in the eighties. The United States have been trying to combat HIV/Aids in South Africa, and it has been somewhat successful however the United States have been moving their aid efforts to other poorer countries, and as a result the progress made towards fighting HIV/AIDS...   [tags: AIDS, Immune system, HIV, South Africa]

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Hiv And Aids : Aids

- HIV and AIDS!!. Two medical conditions that have the stigma of creating fear in members of society. HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. This virus destroys the immune system by killing important cells that fight disease and infection. A diagnosis of HIV means you have it for life. Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome or AIDS is the final stage of the HIV infection. However, it should be noted that not everyone who has HIV develops AIDS. AIDS further contributes to the destruction of the body’s immune system by killing all the organs and cells that work to fight off infection or disease....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Immune system, Antiretroviral drug]

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Hiv / Aids And Aids

- HIV/Aids, this was at one time words that was known to illicit fear and the unknown in the peo-ple that heard them. The reason for this is that when the first cases of HIV/Aids was seen in the United States, many were unaware that this disease even existed. HIV is the human immunode-ficiency virus that can result in acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), which, at this time, is incurable. What is Aids (2014) Patients that were homosexual and/or intravenous drug users were beginning to present to the medical community as early as nineteen eighty–one in Los Angeles, New York and San Francis-co with complications of Kaposi’s sarcoma (KS) and Pneumocystis carinii, which, is now, P jiro-veci...   [tags: AIDS, Infectious disease, HIV, Immune system]

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Hiv, Aids, And Aids

- Numerous studies have been conducted on Human Immunodeficiency Virus also known as HIV. It is known that if left untreated HIV can lead to Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS). The human body cannot fight out HIV, unlike some other virus. This means that once a person comes in contact with HIV, he/she has it for life. So far there is no cure for the disease, even though there is news about medications that can be used to control the virus. One known treatment for HIV is called antiretroviral therapy....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Tuberculosis, Antiretroviral drug]

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Aids : Hiv And Aids

- AIDS in Africa The continent most affected by AIDS today is Africa. HIV originally evolved from SIV (simian immunodeficiency virus) in Africa, and first spread to humans there as well. When Africans hunted primates with the virus, they contracted the virus from the bushmeat, and spread. AIDS hit Africa with surprise, and the continent was not ready for it. The HIV virus was able to spread so quickly because of the poor healthcare Africa has, and its governance as well. After the epidemic that took place in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and then the spread of HIV throughout all of Africa in 1980....   [tags: AIDS, Africa, HIV, Sub-Saharan Africa]

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Hiv And Aids : Aids

- HIV/AIDS is one of the deadliest diseases in the world today. HIV is a virus that weakens the immune system, making us prone to many infections. It can be transmitted in various ways; for example, by coming in contact with bodily fluids by unprotected sex, reusing needles when doing drugs or getting tattooed, being born to an HIV infected mother, etc. Millions of people are getting infected by HIV around the world. According to World Health Organization, “[. . .] In 2014, 1.2 [1.0–1.5] million people died from HIV-related causes globally [and] there were approximately 36.9 [34.3–41.4] million people living with HIV at the end of 2014 with 2.0 [1.9–2.2] million people becoming newly infected...   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Immune system, Safe sex]

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Aids : Hiv And Aids

- By the beginning of the twenty first century, AIDS made its debut. AIDS went from being an unknown disease to an epidemic. Every year people across the world are diagnosed with HIV, and dying from AIDS. As more people became aware of the devastating effects of HIV/AIDS, there is still a need to educate people. Because of research and bringing HIV/AIDS into the spotlight, people are living longer and healthier lives with HIV. HIV, human immunodeficiency virus, spreads throughout a person’s body that affects the cells of the immune systems....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Immune system, Antiretroviral drug]

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HIV/AIDS Testing: A Wake Up Call

- Thirty years ago, the AIDS, “Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome”, was not a well-known disease and infected people by that disease were not quarantined, because of lack of information about the disease. The medical scholars explained that AIDS is the culmination of the virus onset, HIV, “human immunodeficiency virus”. Currently, the infected people with complications, emaciation, diarrhea, tuberculosis, cancer, fever, vomiting, cannot meet together what ever the occasion, birthday party, first communion, wedding....   [tags: AIDS]

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The Stigma Attached to HIV and AIDS

- Stigma and seroconversion are a few familiar words that come to mind when dealing with HIV/AIDS. These are a few processes that people go through when they are indentified as being HIV positive. This is when their life on whole comes into contrast. This is so because people often take things like sex for granted and it is because of this some can’t live a healthy lifestyle. Just imagine finding out that you are positive. How will society accept you. What about the stigmatization that one goes through....   [tags: HIV, AIDS]

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Discrimination Agaist People With AIDS

- Discrimination has grown over the years to become a major problem around the world. There are many different issues that discrimination addresses; one of the main issues assesses HIV/AIDS. Many people who are infected with the disease are discriminated against due to a predicament that they have no control of after they have been diagnosed. In various instances, ambulance workers are not transporting AIDS patients to the hospital, and funeral-parlor employees refuse to handle the bodies of AIDS victims who died....   [tags: AIDS Essays]

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The Spread Of Hiv And Aids

- In developing countries there is little to no access to fast internet and good cable. We have it pretty good over here in America when it comes to receiving information and entertainment quickly. Countries like Zambia do not have that luxury. Many Zambians do not have access to information about the spread of AIDS/ HIV uses peer education to empower and mobilize communities to prevent the spread of HIV and AIDS. In the absence of television and the internet in many of the areas they work in, theatre is the best and most effective way of sensitizing whole communities to the issues around HIV and AIDS....   [tags: AIDS, Tuberculosis, HIV, HIV/AIDS]

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A Speech On World Aids

- A Speech to Change Congregation On World AIDS Day, Barack Obama, walked into Saddleback church already with the odds against him. Due to the fact, Saddleback is generally a conservative upper class congregation, and Obama being a liberal senator representing mostly inner city Chicago. One could see that Barack and the Congregation did not really mesh well together. Going into this Obama must have known he had to create a speech that would resonate with his audience. When presenting his speech on AIDS awareness in Africa, he had to persuade these people to donate money to another country....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Africa, HIV/AIDS]

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AIDS: Danger to Everyone

- Advertisements are known for promoting products to consumers but another effective purpose is to raise awareness. These kind of advertisements often include topics that play on people's fears, such as diseases, which include secondhand smoking, sexual harassment, and cancer. Even though these fears affect many people, one that has expanded over the past few decades and continued to do so is AIDs. This disease had spread worldwide throughout the human population and became a pandemic. A health organization from France, a French anti-AIDS organization called AIDES, created a controversial ad that featured Superman with AIDs....   [tags: AIDS, Advertisements]

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The Epidemic Of Hiv / Aids

- Health care is among the worst situation in Uganda, it is to a great degree troublesome of the population who make low wages to get the advantages of health services. The measure of physicians in Uganda is low and a large portion of the ill are not getting treated by any means. There is around four physicians for each 100,000 individuals. Health facilities must charge for treatment that most people cannot pay for it, so they turn to conventional medicine. People tend to defer treatment to a great extent because it can increase costs and escalate illness, which may result in death....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, World Health Organization, HIV/AIDS]

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Hiv / Aids : A Manifestation Of Poverty

- By the year 2000, 58 million people have been infected by HIV/AIDS and alarming numbers such as 22 million would have already died. And the epidemic continues to spread. HIV/AIDS historically is considered to be one of the longest running worldwide epidemics that we have ever seen, and figures cannot be placed on the true death tolls or estimation of the damage as the cycle still is yet to reach an end (Whiteside 2002). With Africa being the worst hit continent in the world in terms of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and the severity of it’s prevalence; one can only begin to question whether HIV/AIDS and poverty and directly connected or the inter-linkages exacerbate one or the other....   [tags: Africa, Poverty, HIV, AIDS]

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The True Tragedy of AIDS

- The True Tragedy of AIDS   When I was in South Africa, I spent some time in a township called Crossroads, which essentially began as a squatter camp for immigrants looking for work near Cape Town. In the late 80s and early 90s, to make room for an alleged development project, the apartheid government tried to relocate the settlers. Whatever the reasons, entire sections of the settlement were razed. Many people did not want to move and, consequently, their resistance was met with arson and both random and targeted violence; many of the victims were women and young children....   [tags: AIDS]

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The Epidemic Of The Aids Movement

- The history of the AIDS movement, and with it, the images it brings to mind are set predominantly with images of homosexual men fighting for their rights within the public conscience and the federal government. Division within the ACT UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) community—nationally—was brought on not only by their great many success, but of a division between homosexual men and women (predominantly lesbians and women of color). These HIV+ women viewed anti-AIDS activism from an “intersectional feminist perspective” (Benita Roth 12)....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Homosexuality, Tuberculosis]

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The Epidemic Of Hiv And Aids

- Being the poorest country in the western hemisphere and second most densely populated, it is no surprise that Haiti has been constantly plagued with diseases such as HIV and AIDS. HIV and AIDS has become the world’s leading cause of infectious death, and has taken its toll on the people greatly because of poverty. Many people already assume that Haiti is a country filled with disease because of the conditions they see in the media, but little do they know that the disease rate has decreased greatly over recent years....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Tuberculosis, Africa]

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Development Goals : Dying Of Aids

- Portfolio Project: Millennium Development Goals Dying of AIDS because effective medication is not available or unaffordable, suffering the stigma of tuberculosis, and poverty and hunger so severe, cause most to turn their eyes because it is too painful to witness. Surely, these are the sufferings found only in God-forsaken places such as Sub-Saharan Africa. If one makes this statement to the people living in the Mississippi Delta, the eastern coal belt of Appalachia, and many Native American communities, their lives reflect a vicious burden as well....   [tags: Tuberculosis, AIDS, HIV, Malaria]

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Hiv / Aids : The End Of The Session

- p. 33 #3. In the closing minutes of a group, assume that a member says she feels cut off by you. What would you say or do. Because my group consists of gay men who have recently been diagnosed with HIV/AIDS, I will have to discuss a few factors that may have contributed to this client dropping a “last minute bomb” during the end of the session. Firstly, his statement may just be an indication to talk about something deeper; it may not be the he feels cut off; it is that he feels he may not have had a chance to share something else that was on his mind....   [tags: HIV, AIDS, Feeling, Want]

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The Problem Of Hiv / Aids

- As society grows increasingly aware of the challenges posed by the HIV/AIDS epidemic, many actions are being taken to combat the dangerous virus, such as the College Administration’s decision to install condom dispensers in campus restrooms. This decision has been met with a great deal of resistance, and resulted in an uproar on campus, leading many to question whether or not the College Administration has made a wise decision. Despite the controversy, it is certain that providing easier access to condoms is ultimately beneficial to students and non-students alike, as the AIDS epidemic is not only a personal issue but a societal one....   [tags: AIDS, Sexual intercourse, HIV]

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Hiv / Aids And Discrimination

- Ayeola Lange 5/3/16 English Professor HIV/AIDS and Discrimination Today AIDS still affects both men and women, predominantly African American women. AIDS was originated in Africa. As of today people can live with AIDS as opposed to years before they had the proper medication to treat AIDS, but keep in mind their is still no cure as of yet. It has been a worldwide disease that federal officials and associations tried to make up laws and ways to prevent the transmission of AIDS....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Immunodeficiency, Tuberculosis]

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Hiv, Aids And Viral Hepatitis

- Introduction Sex workers are a marginalized population and for that reason, they don’t receive much attention from researchers and public health officials. The government of Brazil has had to implement measures to combat the spread of HIV among people who inject drugs. One of the leading ways of transmission is people who share needles when using drugs and the government has been giving out free needles ("HIV and AIDS in Brazil | AVERT", 2016). The condition could be exacerbated if someone is locked up in prison....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Homosexuality, Gender]

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The Current Rate Of Hiv / Aids

- The current rate of HIV/AIDS in Botswana clearly shows that the current government has failed to implement successful solutions in regards to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. These failures have led to the death of 3,200 people, in 2015. (AVERT 2016). Government HIV/AIDS policy in Botswana started out great. When the first cases of HIV/AIDS started to rise in 1987, the country took great measures to enact policy that would eradicate the problem. Botswana put in place a one-year national emergency plan that was first enacted in 1987....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, South Africa, Africa]

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The Outbreak of AIDS in the United States

- The 1980s and early 1990s were a controversial time in U.S. history. The most notable occurrence of dispute comes from the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)/ Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) epidemic. There were numerous theories regarding how the sickness spread, but a well-known cause of this epidemic was a result of poor medical waste technology. In the 1980s, most medical waste management was regulated by each state. The most common disposal method of medical needles at the time was through the use of red, plastic bags marked ‘Infectious.’ As the epidemic grew, lab technicians treating infected individuals realized these bags were not useful in the prevention of the disease b...   [tags: US history, HIV, aids scare]

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Hiv / Aids Is A Dangerous Epidemic

- HIV/AIDS is a dangerous epidemic, a threat to human life, health and future generations of the country. It impacts strongly on the development of the economy, culture, social security, and threatens the sustainable development of all countries in the world. Today, HIV/AIDS is spreading dramatically in all regions from urban to rural, from the mountains to the remote islands of the country as well as around the world. There is no medication that can cure HIV/AIDS in these days. Therefore, knowing how to protect yourself and community as well as propagandizing knowledge is considered as a vaccine to prevent HIV/AIDS today....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Immune system, Blood]

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Hiv And Aids : A Common Cold

- When most people think of viruses, their thoughts may include catching a common cold. It may be something that will make one miserable for a few days with the constant sneezing and coughing, but then will fade away in a few days. HIV and AIDS are probably not the first thing that comes to a person’s mind in terms of sickness. Regardless of what people may think, HIV and AIDS are very serious viruses to deal with since HIV is deemed an epidemic in certain parts of the world. The term HIV is actually an abbreviation for Human Immunodeficiency Virus, while AIDS--the result of HIV-- stands for Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education)....   [tags: AIDS, Immune system, HIV, Blood]

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The Epidemic Of The Aids Epidemic

- Imagine a disease that started infecting a particular group and determined how that group was perceived as a whole. The disease eventually spread to other groups, but the original infected group was never fully cleaned of dirty and infected stigmas. Imagination is no longer needed for this scenario. This disease is known as AIDS. AIDS began in the lives of homosexuals and affected the perception of the entire community. Afraid of persecution, homosexuals were pushed into the shadows and engaged in promiscuous behavior with little protection from STIS....   [tags: AIDS, Homosexuality, HIV, Immune system]

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The Difference Between Hiv And Aids

- People often misunderstand the difference between HIV and AIDS. HIV is the abbreviation for human immunodeficiency virus, which attacks a person’s immune system, specifically infection-fighting T-cells. If too many T-cells are destroyed, the immune system becomes susceptible to infections and infection-related cancers that can ultimately lead to death. Although incurable, if HIV is detected before it becomes too advanced, the disease can be controlled and managed through proper treatment, medication, and medical care....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Immune system, Blood]

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Unaids Report On Hiv / Aids

- Shukria Fairooz NURS 420- Policy Brief HIV/AIDS in Zambia In 2014, UNAIDS estimated that around 1,200,000 people are living with HIV/AIDS in Zambia. According to the UNAIDS report, the prevalence rate for adults aged 15 to 49 is 12.4%. About 1 million women aged 15 and up are living with AIDS and roughly 100,000 children aged 0 to 14 are living with HIV. (UNAIDS) The most affected populations are men who have sex with men (MSM), migrants, sex workers, women, children and orphans. Some of the risk factors are having multiple and concurrent sexual partnerships, mother to child transmission, and low condom use....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Human sexual behavior]

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The Treatment Of Hiv And Aids

- The treatment of HIV and AIDS For my final paper I chose to write about the treatment of HIV and AIDS. At first I will explain what HIV and AIDS are, what they can do to your body and how to get infected. After that I will outline what the pros and the cons of HIV and AIDS treatments are. HIV, also known as Human Immunodeficiency Virus, is a virus that attacks the body’s immune system. If left untreated, HIV reduces the number of CD4 cells in the body, which makes a person more likely to get infections or infection-related cancers....   [tags: AIDS, Immune system, HIV, Blood]

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Ebola And Aids Epidemic Of Africa

- Ebola and Aids Epidemic in Africa Aids also known as Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome is caused by Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). In the article, The History of Aids in Africa, Ian Thomas stated that “A 10-year study completed in 2005 found a strain of Simian Immunodeficiency Virus (SIV) in a number of chimpanzee colonies in south-east Cameroon that was a viral ancestor of the HIV-1 that causes AIDS in humans”. This implies HIV/ Aids can be said to come from Africa since it is discovered in animals in Africa....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Immune system, Blood]

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The Problem Of Hiv / Aids

- It wasn’t until Magic Johnson revealed that he had been victimized by HIV in the 90’s, that people took notice that HIV could affect anyone, homosexual, heterosexual, famous or infamous(Spector 2).Before magic case HIV had been labeled as a “gay disease” and had been widely ignore by heterosexuals(Spector 2). Since many famous celebrities before magic had succumbed to death a few months after contracting the disease many expected Magic to follow suit and his name to go down in history as one of what could have been, but never was(Spector 2).On the contrary the exact opposite happened, instead of relying on self-pity, anguish and despair, Magic lifted himself and helped others that were i...   [tags: Immune system, HIV, AIDS, Vaccine]

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The Epidemic Of Hiv / Aids

- Recently, there was an outbreak of Ebola, and it caused panic in many people, like the HIV/AIDS outbreak in the past. These two diseases are very much alike but also have many differences in various aspects. Just as Ebola, HIV/AIDS attacks the immune system, but at a much slower rate. It does what HIV/AIDS does in ten years, in just about 10 days. Ebola and HIV/AIDS are two of the most studied diseases that have been talked about in the medical community and in the news this decade. Ebola was formerly known as the Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever, it’s a severe and fatal illness in humans....   [tags: AIDS, Immune system, Infection, HIV]

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Aids : A Common Disease

- Introduction AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) is a lifelong disease caused by the HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) virus. Can you imagine being sick with a disease that makes you even more sick for the rest of your life. In this paper, I will discuss the effects that AIDS/HIV has on people around the world, as well as different preventative techniques while also discussing what is being done right now in efforts to cure the disease. AIDS Overview To begin, I will discuss some information about AIDS....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Antiretroviral drug, Condom]

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HIV/AIDS in India:An epidemic

- What may be seen as a result of a surplus of labor by an economist, has ultimately led to an epidemic. India's population, estimated to be 1.35 billion, suffers extensive poverty as more than thirty seven percent of its population lives below the poverty line. (Economy Watch) This surplus of labor has driven the price of labor in India to incredibly low amounts, hence the outsourcing which has become rampant. Low labor prices compounded with exclusion due to the caste system and high dependency on agriculture all have amplified the poverty which in turn, has given rise to the largest population—2.3 million--within the borders of a nation to be infected with HIV/AIDS....   [tags: AIDS India Health]

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The Epidemic Of Hiv And Aids

- AIDS. Also known as acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. Seventy one percent of people living and affected by Aids live in the United States alone. It is presently the leading cause of death throughout the region let alone the world. 39 million people in the past 3 years have died from HIV/Aids. A person can get HIV through various ways and it is easily transmitted to others. HIV is transmitted through different body fluids such as: blood, semen, pre-seminal fluid, rectal fluids, vaginal fluids, and breast milk....   [tags: HIV, AIDS, Blood, Blood donation]

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The Origin Of Aids And Hiv

- The origin of AIDS and HIV has puzzled scientists ever since the illness first came to light in the early 1980s. The first recognized cases of AIDS occurred in the USA in the early 1980s. The illness was resistant to every treatment. The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a lentivirus and just like any other virus of the same type, it targets the immune system and weakens people 's defense systems such as the adaptive and innate immune responses, against infections. These viruses are also known as retroviruses....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Immune system, Immunodeficiency]

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The Epidemic Of Hiv / Aids

- 1.0 INTRODUCTION: WHAT IS HIV. HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) which is a virus that specifically destroys immune cells (T-cells) in the human body. Overtime, the virus worsens and will propagate towards Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) which is a condition that prevents the human body from resistance to infection, disease, and other pathogens. An international committee of scientists first discovered the virus in 1983, but controversy exists about its origins, see Appendix A....   [tags: HIV, AIDS, Sexual intercourse, Condom]

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The Stigma Of Hiv And Aids

- Since the beginning of the HIV epidemic in the 1980s, the disease has carried a stigma that has destroyed lives and families. There are many reasons why HIV carries such a negative image in society due to the nature of the disease, how it is transmitted, and society’s views on bad things happening to people due their choices. As a society, we must work to accept the facts of HIV in an effort to remove the stigma surrounding a life threatening disease. One of the initial reactions people have to bad news about someone with a disease is the question of whether they are going to die....   [tags: AIDS, Homosexuality, Sexually transmitted disease]

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Drugs For African Aids Epidemic

- At Apple stores across the world, bright red iPhone cases quickly grab the attention of passerby. Sleek and shiny, these cases are fashionable accessories that teenagers love. The products appear even more attractive by Apple’s claim that each case sold will help provide life-sustaining drugs for African AIDs victims. The iPhone cases are prime examples of Product RED: an initiative that partners with world-class brands to donate a percentage of their profits to help end the AIDs epidemic in Africa....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Antiretroviral drug, Africa]

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The Epidemic Of Hiv Aids

- AIDs is rapidly becoming a regular part of every day life, but don’t worry, you don’t have to get it. “Although much of the early panic surrounding AIDS came from the belief that AIDS could be transmitted through casual contact, experience has proven such beliefs wrong. That 's because HIV is only transmitted through an exchange of bodily fluids, particularly semen and blood. For this reason, all forms of sexual contact that allows direct exchange of bodily fluids are possible routes of HIV transmission....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Immune system, Blood]

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Aids, Inc., By Helen Epstein

- HIV is a serious issue that is commonly pushed off and considered an irrelevant topic. In “AIDS, Inc.” by Helen Epstein, the topics of lifestyle brands and government funded organizations were discussed, and provided readers with an understanding of the depths of the disease. The excerpt discusses programs (i.e. loveLife) that had the potential and opportunity to save and inform many lives, but failed to do so, which continues to be a problem today. Our government is capable of helping and educating those who are infected, and anyone who could become infected....   [tags: AIDS, Sexually transmitted disease, Condom]

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Information About Hiv / Aids

- Globally, the number of health workforce is not enough not only in developing countries but in developed countries. However, there is a big gap in Africa. The disease burden is remarkable high in Africa, but the number of health workforce, health service provider and health management and support worker ranks in the last row. The estimation is that minimum 2.5 doctors or nurses or midwives are needed on antiretroviral delivery for HIV/AIDS (Hill 2014). As mentioned above, human resource is another essential and important factor to maintain the quality of antiretroviral drugs....   [tags: HIV, AIDS, Infectious disease, Medicine]

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The Hiv / Aids Epidemic

- Since the first occurrence of the world wide HIV/AIDS epidemic in South East Asia, Thailand has been a leader within the region in addressing HIV on a large scale, preventative level. In 1990, the 100% condom campaign targeting condom use in the sex work industry. Although sex work is and always has been illegal in Thailand, it is something that is tolerated by the Thai government. Although this means there is an increase in high risk behavior, it has made outreach to these populations easier, as they are not targeted for prosecution....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Antiretroviral drug, Condom]

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Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome ( Aids )

- Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) Currently there is no cure for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, otherwise known as AIDS. AIDS is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus, otherwise known as HIV (“About HIV/AIDS”, 2015, para. 2). Once this virus is contracted, the virus attacks the body’s immune system, leading patients to face many illnesses. The human immunodeficiency virus destroys the T-cells also known as CD4 cells (“About HIV/AIDS”, 2015, para 1). The T-cells fight off infection within the body, hence why this disease allows for opportunistic infections....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Antiretroviral drug, Immune system]

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AIDS and Schools: Educating those who are High-Risk

- The general population of America today is having great difficulty facing a very frightening situation. Unfortunately, rather than seek information which might lessen anxiety about the subject, many people just choose to ignore the problem. Unwillingness to deal with a problem, however, only makes matters worse, and in this case, avoidance often leads to unrestrained disgust and hatred for those members of our society who are directly affected by the problem--our unfortunate citizens who are suffering with AIDS....   [tags: AIDS, schools, ]

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Hiv And Aids : A Dangerous Disease

- HIV and AIDS is a dangerous disease, this disease it not gender, race, color, or age specific. They can affect anyone at any given time when people are unsafe about their choices. These diseases have been around for a long time though it origin can not be pin pointed. HIV and AIDS are acronyms for human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immune deficiency. Human immunodeficiency virus also known as HIV is a sexually transmitted infection (Mayo). HIV infects the cells of a living organism in order to replicate them; it attacks the immune system leaving it defenseless to fight against the virus....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Immune system, Infectious disease]

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28 Stories of AIDS in Africa, by Stephanie Nolen

- Stephanie Nolen was already known for her work as the Globe and Mail’s Africa correspondent, ranging from the effects of war on women and children, to Stephen Lewis’ fight to end AIDS in Africa, when she published 28 Stories of AIDS in Africa in 2007. 28 is Nolen’s attempt to reflect the 28 million Africans who had HIV in 2007. Nolen gathered the testimonies of 28 individuals including orphans, miners, grandmothers, soldiers, the clergy, and Nelson Mandela. In this book, Nolen seamlessly integrates personal stories of the victims with shocking statistics and engrossing quotes, effortlessly bring a ‘human face’ to the HIV/AIDS epidemic....   [tags: HIV/AIDS]

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The Aids Epidemic Of The Late Twentieth Century

- The AIDS epidemic in the late twentieth century brought about many new protests, activist groups, and problems in the world. The fight against AIDS and the war against drugs in the communities of those affected raged towards a brighter future. While activism groups fought for justice, artists all over the country were creating new forms of propaganda for the fight against AIDS. Certain works drew attention on the purpose of the movement and attempted to counteract the hate that was spread during the fight....   [tags: AIDS, Homosexuality, HIV, Homophobia]

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Population And Number Of People With Hiv / Aids

- Brief description of country with demographics to include general population and number of people with HIV/AIDS According to a 1994 report, Uganda was experiencing an AIDS epidemic. It was estimated that 8.5 million people would not make it to 2010 because of just that. At its peak, HIV was affecting 18% of Uganda’s’ population (PLOS). Today, Uganda is still dealing with a severe AIDS/HIV problem. This country, located between Rwanda, Tanzania, Sudan, Kenya, and the Democratic Republic Of The Congo, has approximately 1.6 million and counting living with HIV/AIDS....   [tags: HIV, AIDS, Antiretroviral drug]

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The Human Immunodeficiency Virus ( Aids )

- A communicable disease is an illness that survives through the contact of microorganisms. Certain food products, animals, and humans area all carriers that can pass on infectious diseases from one multitude to another. The exchange of fluids is the most common way for a disease to spread from one individual to another. The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and Acquired immunodeficiency virus (AIDS) has become one of the more prevalent communicable diseases in America. The death rates are not as high as in the late 1900’s; there are still many people living with this disease and thousands who die each year....   [tags: HIV, AIDS, Infectious disease, Immune system]

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Hiv / Aids : A Global Epidemic

- HIV/AIDS has been named a global epidemic which has not only affected many developing countries but specifically has had a tremendous impact on South Africa. It has been a major cause of death and continues as a public health concern which needs to be controlled. To understand the efforts being made by two campaigns, the Treatment Action Campaign and loveLife, an understanding of what the country is facing is essential. Statistics show that about seven million people are living with HIV and just in 2015, there were 380,000 new HIV infections and 180,000 AIDS-related deaths....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Antiretroviral drug, South Africa]

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The Epidemic Of Hiv And Aids

- HIV quickly became a deadly disease once it was identified as a new virus by scientists in the early 1980s. HIV is the Human Immunodeficiency Virus, and AIDS is the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (What). AIDS is the final stage of the HIV infection, but some people do not even advance to this stage of the disease (What). Even though HIV and AIDS was initially thought to be a disease that would kill all victims, medical advancements have changed the perception of HIV/AIDS as a treatable and potentially even curable disease....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Antiretroviral drug, Immune system]

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The Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome ( Aids )

- The acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is a devastating new disease caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). This retrovirus causes profound immune incompetence in its infected hosts, who are thereafter susceptible to develop myriad severe and relapsing protozoal, fungal, bacterial, viral, and arthropod opportunistic infections, as well as unusual malignancies. More than 50,000 patients who have developed AIDS in the United States have produced a sudden unexpected deluge of diagnostic dilemmas that are stressing laboratories of pathology everywhere....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Antiretroviral drug, Immune system]

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Hiv / Aids And African Americans

- • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) diffuses by attacking the human T-cells, which are a major part of the human immune system. HIV escalades into AID’s (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome) when a large portion of T-cells have been destroyed. In the past years, HIV has become increasingly prevalent in African American communities, at the same token, becoming extraneous in the White population. This circumstance has stimulated many researchers to study risk behaviors, occurrence of AIDS in African Americans, and various therapeutic interventions....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Immune system, Antiretroviral drug]

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Hiv / Aids And Its Effects On Africa

- Introduction It has been thirty-five years since the official discovery of HIV. Although great strides and advances in science have allowed those infected to live long productive lives, globally, millions have died. Of the many countries HIV and AIDS have afflicted, no country has been more impacted by the devastation of the incurable disease than Africa. “Sub-Saharan Africa has the most serious HIV and AIDS epidemic in the world. The gravity of this epidemic has made an impact and gained attention of organizations created to help....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Africa, Condom]

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The Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome ( Aids )

- As the definition provided by Tavares de Oliveira Figueirêdo et al. (2014), "The acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is an infectious disease caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)" (p. 3218). Many people around the world aroused an awareness of the threats of AIDS, and still new cases of infections are showing up on the raider each year. Educating people above and beyond rather than just handing out information is vital. In addition, giving support such as accessibility to health care, using sterile injecting equipments, and availability of condom is essential....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Sexually transmitted disease, Condom]

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Hiv And Aids : A Serious Infection

- HIV and AIDS are very serious infection that every human being can get. HIV/AIDS is something a STD that a person can get but will never be able to get rid of it. Scientists believe that HIV was originally transmitted to humans from a specific type of chimpanzee. When humans hunted these chimpanzees for food they then came into contact with their blood, causing the humans to get the virus. HIV, human immunodeficiency virus, is a virus that mainly focuses on attacking the T cells, which helps the immune system fight off infections....   [tags: HIV, AIDS, Immune system, Antiretroviral drug]

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The Epidemic Of Hiv And Aids

- The history of HIV and AIDS was an epidemic in illness, fear, death.It is believed that HIV originated in Kinshasa, in the Democratic Republic of Congo around 1920 when HIV crossed species from chimpanzees to humans. Up until the 1980s, we do know how many people developed HIV or AIDS. HIV was unknown and transmission was not accompanied by noticeable signs or symptoms. While sporadic cases of AIDS were documented prior to 1970, available data suggests that the current epidemic started in the mid- to late 1970s....   [tags: AIDS, Immune system, HIV, Infectious disease]

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Turning Points in History: The Aids Virus

- The AIDS virus was a major turning point in world history. Contrary to popular belief, if a person gives blood to or recieves blood from a hospital or blood bank that person will not risk transmitting HIV, a.k.a. human immunodeficiency virus and that person does not risk transmitting AIDS, a.k.a. acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. In addition, “It is now generally accepted that HIV is a descendent of a Simian Immunodeficiency Virus because certain strains of SIVs bear a very close resemblance to HIV-1 and HIV-2, the two types of HIV” (AIDS Doctors)....   [tags: HIV, AIDS research, ]

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The Epidemic Of Hiv And Aids

- Diseases, such as HIV and AIDS, have existed throughout humankind. We, as people who brush with disease, must define the disease, try to understand how the disease affects us, and seek prevention and treatment for the disease. HIV and AIDS are among the most fatal diseases of all time and remain a mystery to the medical world. According to the New York Times, HIV, or human immunodeficiency virus, is a virus that attacks the immune system, which makes its victims more prone to getting ill. Once the virus destroys the victim 's immune system, the victim can develop a disease called AIDS, which stands for acquired immune deficiency syndrome....   [tags: AIDS, Immune system, HIV, Infectious disease]

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Hiv / Aids Problem And Pepfar

- 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 to diseases, and the average lifespan once someone acquires AIDS is three years....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Immune system, Antiretroviral drug]

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The Health Problem Of Hiv / Aids

- A health problem is a state in which a person is unable to function normally without pain, it can also be known as ill health or unhealthiness. Nigeria is a developing country whose health sector is severely lacking. Nigeria has a lot of health problems but some of the major health problems are Malaria, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS. However, the health problem which will be discuss is HIV/AIDS. HIV which is human immune deficiency virus which attacks the body immune system therefore interfering the body ability to fight off other virus bacteria or pathogens while AIDS which is Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, this is the chronic and more life threatening form of the viral infection....   [tags: AIDS, Immune system, HIV, Antiretroviral drug]

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The Problem Of The Aids Epidemic

- Fear is contagious. Fear of the unknown, fear of the known - it’s all the same. It infects those around it, sending them into a panic. Causing them to treat what is immediately in front of them rather than taking the time to discover the underlying problem. It’s easier avoid the storm and simply play in the rain; step into a tide pool rather than diving into the ocean. Unfortunately, our inability to face the problem causes more harm. The AIDS epidemic in Africa caused an extreme increase in the population of orphans....   [tags: HIV, AIDS, Botswana, Sub-Saharan Africa]

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The Problem Of Hiv / Aids

- A 22 year-old Caucasian male student at the University of Florida went into an urgent care clinic seeking treatment for a persistent flu-like symptoms, most notably a severe fever. Roughly two weeks prior, during the winter break between semesters, the patient went out to several bars and night-clubs for his birthday and became overly intoxicated. That night, he took part in unprotected sex with an unknown individual and the flu-like symptoms arose roughly a week after. The patient is unsure whether or not the stranger was a carrier of HIV/AIDS....   [tags: HIV, AIDS, Antiretroviral drug, Immune system]

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Aids : An Important Epidemic

- Bill Gates once said “AIDS itself is subject to incredible stigma” (Brainy Quotes). It is only understandable why people would feel such disgrace being diagnosed with AIDS, including a girl named Eve. “I feel like my life was totally ruined the moment and day I found out, sometimes I think it might have been better to have gone on not knowing.” Eve’s life was changed completely when she was diagnosed with AIDS three years ago. She continues to feel the same as she did when she found out, dirty and ashamed....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa]

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The Stigma Of Hiv And Aids

- Living as a gay men in the twenty first century is an absolute blessing. I am able to comfortably be myself, love who I want, and live to my full potential without any backlash. While I could sit here and discuss all the positive, there is key issues in the LGBT community and the world. The world and key ‘at risk groups’ like mine are battling the fight of HIV and AIDS. This disease has not only impacted specific groups of people, but has spread to where anyone can get it by failing to take proper steps to prevent such a fatal and devastating disease....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Immune system, Antiretroviral drug]

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The Psychological Impact Of Hiv And Aids On Adolescents

- Adolescents are often overlooked in terms of needing specific fostered treatment for HIV and AIDS. This age group is seemingly misunderstood, as they are too old to be considered children, yet too young to be considered adults. Because of their differences, it is pivotal that adolescents receive focused care, as this age group generally faces unique vulnerabilities while adopting new social roles, which can be further heightened for those living with the infection. Concentrating on the psychological impact of HIV and AIDS on adolescents, this population is at greater risk of psychiatric hospital admissions for depression and behavior problems....   [tags: HIV, AIDS, Adolescence, Tuberculosis]

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