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  • Charge Against The Aids Disease
    401 words
    Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, better known as AIDS, is caused by the incurable HIV virus. AIDS is a deadly disease that deteriorates the immune system. There are two groups of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), HIV-1 that occurs throughout the world and HIV-2 that mainly occurs in Africa. The HIV virus enters the white blood cells and takes over the reproductive system of that cell and uses the system to reproduce itself. The white blood cell dies and the new HIV cells infect other white...
  • Gay Community As The Only Ones
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    "And the Band Played On"And the Band Played On" was an HBO movie that illustrated the AIDS crisis in the 1980's and early 1990's. The movie touched on subjects concerning the reaction of the gay community, the heterosexual community, and the medical community. It showed not only the research in AIDS, but also the way that the US government dealt with it. The movie expressed the consequences the gay community suffered, the plight of the medical community in researching the disease, and the issue ...
  • Center For Disease Control
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    In Africa Ebola killed numerous people leaving behind people that didnt even know why or what was happening. It was a lot like what started happening in the U.S. in the mid 1970's. When aids first showed up in Denmark people were dieing but no one new why. In the first few cases there were no major illnesses. The disease that showed up was one that attacks the bodies immune system. The US was completely not ready for this to happen... At the beginning doctors and scientist didn't know how the di...
  • Aids Like Many Venereal Diseases
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    The Homosexual Question Review: The AIDS Cover-Up? by Gene Antonio. Ignatius Press: San Francisco, 1987. AIDS, the acronym for Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, is a controversial venereal disease. It is best known for producing an inability of the body's immune system to ward off infections. AIDS is 100% fatal, often within five years after symptoms first appear. There is no medical cure for AIDS. The disease was first noticed as a plague among male homosexuals, and now has been known to have...
  • Spread Of Aids
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    AIDS: Myths and Facts Acquired Deficiency Disease is a deadly disease that has claimed many lives, both young and old, across our nation and throughout the world. Due to the lack of education concerning this disease, many myths as to how AIDS is contracted is spread. Contrary to what people believe, there are many precautions that can be taken to to avoid becoming infected. Furthermore, people who are already infected by the HIV virus need not suffer alone. The purpose of this paper is to point ...
  • Hiv Causes Aids
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    The Origin and Cause of AIDS AIDS. Four letters no one in this day and age ever wants to hear. Arguably the deadliest disease since the Bubonic Plague. It has no mercy on anyone, once it is contracted, there is no stopping it. It rumbles through the human body until it overtakes it and kills the body. Since the discovery of this deadly disease, many new studies have been done to find out more about this disease, with the hope of finding a cure. One ongoing study in the field of AIDS is to find t...
  • Charge Against The Aids Disease
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    AIDS / HIV Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, better known as AIDS, is caused by the incurable HIV virus. AIDS is a deadly disease that deteriorates the immune system. There are two groups of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), HIV-1 that occurs throughout the world and HIV-2 that mainly occurs in Africa. The HIV virus enters the white blood cells and takes over the reproductive system of that cell and uses the system to reproduce itself. The white blood cell dies and the new HIV cells infect ...
  • Aids Virus
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    AIDS Aids is a disease that effects the immune system. Your immune system is unable to fight off diseases, viruses, and infections. Aids usually makes you very skinny and tired, and it effects the nerves system in your brain. You also can get certain cancers from aids especially Kaposi's sarcoma, are purple lesions on the skin, and tumors known as B-cell lymphomas. Aids can be transmitted through several ways by blood, through intimate sexual contact, from infected mothers to there babies in the...
  • Individuals With Aids
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    AIDS is a deadly disease that affects people world wide. AIDS is a disease that brings about many social consequences. Many of these consequences result in physical, emotional, and economic problems. AIDS compromises the immune system of the human body, making a person susceptible to many different illnesses and infections. Among these are: unexplained fatigue and weight loss, night sweats and flu-like feelings. These infirmities can interfere with a person's daily physical tasks. For example, t...
  • Blister Their Hold On Hiv And Aids
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    For the fast several years an AIDS vaccine has been the key focus in AIDS research. While the government sees the vaccine as a termination to the disease, but a portion of the public along with many renowned scientists from around the world would argue against a vaccine. The United Nations and the US military have threatened to administer a mandatory vaccine to children at the age of 12 and all military employees. Reports predict a massive resistance to a mandatory AIDS vaccine in the US. (web) ...
  • Aids Virus
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    We know that AIDS is caused by the HIV virus. It can be diagnosed through a simple blood test. Frequently a person with HIV, the initial stage of AIDS, has no symptoms and might not even think to get tested before engaging in dangerous behavior which could spread the disease. AIDS is the final and almost always fatal stage of HIV disease. It is a complicated illness involving several phases. The virus attacks the immune system and leaves the body vulnerable to many life-threatening diseases caus...
  • Cancer Research And Many Other Diseases
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    Although heart disease is the number one leading cause of death in the United States, killing 948,088 people a year, one would think that it would receive majority governmental funding for disease related research, but it doesn't. The number two leading cause of death in the United States is cancer, killing 529,904 people a year and neither does it receive majority of governmental funding. AIDS ranks 17th among killer diseases, yet it receives far more research dollars than any other disease. It...
  • Aids Virus
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    Aids is the most serious disease in the world. This is because there is no cure for this deadly disease. Even though aids is a deadly disease it can also be prevented easily. People who avoid having unprotected sex and do not use drugs probably will not get aids. Aids (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) is a deadly disease that attacks some of the body's white-blood cells. Aids makes the body vulnerable to other infections such as the common cold which could kill you. Aids is caused by a retrov...
  • Hiv Virus
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    AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) is a deadly disease for which there is no cure. This disease was first recognized in the mid 1980's. The cause of AIDS is the HIV virus, and is most commonly spread by venereal routes or exposure to contaminated blood or blood products. This disease weakens the body's immune system, allowing other diseases to occur. Themost common treatments available for this virus are the drugs called AZT, DDI, and DDC which interfere with HIV'S ability to reproduce i...
  • Virus To The Development Of Aids
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    Acquired immune deficiency syndrome, also known as AIDS, is a silent invader. The first cases of this disease were reported in the early 1980?'s. AIDS is caused by the infection known as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which is a microscopic organism that can grow and multiply inside living cells. HIV attacks and disables the body's immune system. The immune system is the system that usually fights off illnesses.? When the immune system breaks down, a person with AIDS will develop life-threa...
  • Aids The Most Important Social Problem
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    A social problem is defined as a negative interaction between groups in society. The social problem most likely effects more than one group of people. Most problems bring upon havoc or cause lack of cooperation in solving the problem. Social problems also prevent groups from growing and improving, thus making the problem worse. A most recent social problem that became an epidemic in the early 80's is AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome). AIDS originated from HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Vir...
  • Aids Treatments And Vaccines
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    Acquired Immune Deficiency Aids AIDS Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is caused by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). "The virus was discovered in France in 1983 and in the United States in 1984. In the United States, it was initially identified in 1981. In 1986, a second virus, now called HIV-2, was also discovered in Africa. (Bookshelves) ' Female prostitutes in Africa probably spread it very quickly. AIDS became a huge crisis of major proportions in parts of Africa. It has beco...
  • Aids Virus Cripples Your White Blood Cells
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    Acquired immune deficiency Aids AIDS Acquired immune deficiency syndrome, or AIDS, is a disease entity that has been recognized since 1981. It is caused by infection with the human immune deficiency virus, which attacks selected cells in the immune system and produces defects in function. This leaves the body open to an invasion by various infections, which are therefore called opportunistic diseases, and to the development of unusual cancers. The virus also tends to reach certain brain cells. S...
  • Aids
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    It was only nineteen years ago when the world was first introduced to the AIDS virus, but by 1983 a significant number of people had died from the dreaded disease and media coverage began. AIDS was almost immediately viewed as one of the most stimulating scientific puzzles of the century. On June 5, 1981, the Federal Centers of Disease Control reported five cases of a rare pneumonia among gay men. It is the manner in which this epidemic has been reported that is my main focus". In the case of AI...
  • Similarity Of Aids And The Plague
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    ? Comparing the Black Death and modern disease? The similarity of AIDS and the plague are that anyone can get the disease. It doesn? t matter if you are young or old or of a different culture you can get both diseases. The other similarity is that there is no to this day for AIDS or the plague. The difference between the plague and AIDS are that AIDS are transmitted by bodily fluids, such as unprotected sex, and the plague is transmitted by coughing or a bite from a rat or a flea already infeste...

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