• Aids Hiv Infections Virus
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    -The Basics What is AIDS? What is AIDS? Who can be Infected? How is it Transmitted? -The Basics Who can be Infected with HIV? What is AIDS? Who can be infected? How is it Transmitted? Symptoms of New HIV Infection Using a Condom Using a Dental Dam Safer injection An HIV Vaccine? Anyone. A virus doesn't recognize risk groups. HIV has affected gay men, lesbians, heterosexuals and bisexuals. It is found in all races, nationalities and age groups. In the U. S. , gay men were among the first people ...
  • Immune System Hiv Cells Virus
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    The Immunology of Aids Introduction Although HIV was first identified in 1983, studies of previously stored blood samples indicate that the virus entered the U. S. population sometime in the late 1970 s. Worldwide, an estimated 27. 9 million people had become HIV-infected through mid-1996, and 7. 7 million had developed AIDS, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). AIDS is a disease of the immune system, and is caused by Human Immuno deficiency Virus (HIV). HIV targets and infects T-h...
  • Stigma Of Hiv Aids
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    From the moment scientists identified HIV and AIDS, social responses of fear, denial, stigma and discrimination have accompanied the epidemic. Discrimination has spread rapidly, fuel ling anxiety and prejudice against the groups most affected, as well as those living with HIV or AIDS. It goes without saying that HIV and AIDS are as much about social phenomena as they are about biological and medical concerns. Across the world the global epidemic of HIV/AIDS has shown itself capable of triggering...
  • Hiv Aids Women Infected Virus
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    HIV/AIDS is an epidemic that effects both men and women of all ages. It has an impact on many people's lives either by themselves being infected, knowing someone who is infected, or being a health care worker. HIV is a virus that attacks the body's immune system. It also effects the blood cells (lymphocytes) and cells of the organs (bone marrow, spleen, liver, and lymph glands). It effects the lungs, central nervous system and gastrointestinal system. People begin with having the HIV virus. An ...
  • The Hiv Aids Virus
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    Citations AIDS. org - news, treatment information, and other resources. web HIV and AIDS Activities - information from the FDA Office of Special Health Issues. web Specialized Information Services Home Page - US National Library... -... Library of Medicine (NLM) is responsible for information resources and services in toxicology, environmental health, chemistry, HIV/AIDS, and specialized... web of HIV/AIDS Prevention (D HAP) Home Page -... CDC - Divisions of HIV / AIDS Prevention Home Page; log...
  • Aids Hiv Virus Transmitted
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    AIDS and HIV are becoming more and more of a problem in the world. In Canada there have been "14, 500 AIDS cases reported and "50, 000 Canadians" have come in contact with the virus. "5000 people become infected each year. (The Canadian AIDS Society 1997 [poster]) AIDS and HIV can affect people of all ages, whether they are "old, young, male, or female" (Basic facts about AIDS/HIV). People of all ages should have a general knowledge of AIDS and HIV. They should be fully aware of how to protect t...
  • Is More Than One Cause Of Aids Possible
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    Is More Than One Cause of AIDS Possible The HIV establishment and its journalist allies have replied to various specific criticisms of the HIV theory without taking them seriously. They have never provided an authoritative paper that undertakes to prove that HIV really is the cause of AIDS... After ten years of failure, it is time to take a second look. -Charles A. Thomas, Jr. , Kary B. Mullis, and Phillip E. Johnson (qtd. in Atwan) A homosexual male exits the HIV/AIDS testing center with a pal...
  • Aids Hiv Blood Spread
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    The issue of HIV/AIDS has been a developing concern since the early 1980's. It is an issue that has sparked fear in everyone, but "society" has narrowed it down to certain people that can contract the AIDS virus. The stereotypical "AIDS" victim is not an IV drug user or a practicing homosexual; it is anyone, anyone who has unprotected sex, anyone who has had a blood transfusion in the past twenty years, or anyone who was innocently brought into the world by an infected mother. As unfair as it is...
  • Vaccine Testing Phase I Trial
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    Michelle RaessThe Human Body Dr. Shirley M. BartidoHIV Vaccine Testing in Africa The United Nations estimates that 5. 8 million people per year become infected with the immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Ninety percent of these infections occur in sub- Saharan Africa, where infected persons do not have access to antiviral therapy. Approximately 2. 4 million Africans died of AIDS in 2002, and 3. 5 million occurred in the region. Where in the United States $12, 000-$15, 000 is usually spent on treatin...
  • Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
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    Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). What is it? What causes it and why? Can I get it? How can I prevent myself from getting it? All of these questions can be answered. The main problem besides having AIDS, is not being educated enough to know how and why people are dying all over the world. Aids is caused by a virus called the human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV. A virus is one of the smallest "germs" that cause diseases. If you have unprotected sex o...
  • Hiv Fact Aids Nation
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    FACT: Americans have become increasingly complacent about HIV and AIDS and the fact that it remains the leading cause of death for certain populations. FACT: Fifty percent of all new HIV infections are in young people under the age of 24. FACT: One-third of the 900, 000 HIV-positive men and women living in the United States do not know their HIV status, and as a result are not benefiting from life-prolonging care and treatment. FACT: A preliminary report from the CDC shows the number of new AIDS...
  • Aids 2 Immune System
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    AIDS is the final, life-threatening stage of the infection with human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV. AIDS stands for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. The name refers to the fact that HIV severely damages the patient's disease-fighting immune system. Cases of AIDS were first identified in 1981 in the United States, but scientists have traced cases to as early as 1959. Millions of AIDS cases have been diagnosed worldwide. HIV can be present in the body for 2 to 12 years without producing any ...
  • Aids Living With Hiv
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    If you are living with HIV or AIDS, you need many kinds of support -- medical, emotional, psychological, and, yes, financial. Your doctor, your local health and social services departments, your local AIDS service organization, and your local library can aid you in finding all kinds of help: answers to your questions about HIV and AIDS doctors, insurance, and help in making health care decisions food, housing, and transportation planning to meet financial and daily needs support groups for you a...
  • Black Women And Stds
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    BLACK WOMEN AND STDS Many African-American women who live in rural areas do not perceive themselves as being at great risk for contracting HIV, new study results suggest. Consequently, these women may engage in more sexually risky behaviors than their urban and suburban counterparts, researchers report. 'Much more work with low-income rural women of color needs to be conducted regarding HIV prevention needs and how best to respond to those needs,' lead study author Dr. Richard A. Crosby of the R...
  • History Of Aids Hiv Virus Chimpanzees
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    Debate around the origin of AIDS has sparked considerable interest and controversy since the beginning of the epidemic. However, in trying to identify where AIDS originated, there is a danger that people may try and use the debate to attribute blame for the disease to particular groups of individuals or certain lifestyles. The first cases of AIDS occurred in the USA in 1981, but they provide little information about the source of the disease. There is now clear evidence that the disease AIDS is ...
  • Aids Hiv Immune System
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    In 1981, the first cases of severe immune system deterioration were recognized developed unusual infections. The new disease was later named 'AIDS'. At that time, no one knew what was causing the disease. Since then, science has shown that the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is the cause of AIDS. As HIV infection progresses, it weakens a person's ability to fight off diseases. By attacking the immune system, the virus leaves people more susceptible to other diseases. When a person with HIV c...
  • Women And Aids Hiv Infected Infection
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    Understanding the Issues of Women and HIV/AIDS Rachel Selden, Colgate University, Hamilton NY 13346 ABSTRACT: Infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) had emerged as a major health problem for women in the United States. Family physicians can play an important role in the detection and care of HIV-infected women. The epidemiology and natural history of HIV infection in women were reviewed. HIV infection is now a leading cause of morbidity and mortality among young women in the Unite...
  • Women With Hiv And Their Burden Of Caring
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    Risks of perinatal transmission are increased if the mother has an advanced case of the HIV disease, large amounts of HIV in her blood stream, or few immune system cells, CD 4+ T cells, which are the main targets of HIV (10). Other factors that may increase the risk of transmission are maternal drug use, severe inflammation of fetal membranes, or a prolonged period between membrane rupture and delivery (10, 13, 14). In one study, HIV infected women who gave birth more than four hours after their...
  • Difference Between Methamphetamines And Amphetamines And Hiv
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    Both amphetamine and methamphetamine are potent symphathominetic agents. Methamphetamine is the parent drug. It changes into amphetamine in the body. Methamphetamine and amphetamine are excreted in the urine. Methamphetamine is a powerfully addictive stimulant usually made in labs with inexpensive over the counter ingredients. They are taken orally, smoked, snorted, or injected. Methamphetamine effects are increased agitation, decreased fatigue, increased activity, decreased appetite, euphoria,...
  • Does Hiv Cause Aids The Aids Controversy
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    "Science is nothing but perception" -- -Plato -- - In the first part of my discussion on the HIV/AIDS controversy, I discussed some of the reasons some people were unwilling to believe that HIV causes AIDS. I did not focus on the scientific community nor did I explain how the science handles data that conflicts with accepted scientific theory. This essay will explore these themes. It will concentrate on the scientific establishment and how it formulates its theories and the HIV/AIDS controversy ...