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  • Plague Of The Middle Ages
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    The destruction and devastation caused by the "Blackheath" of the Middle Ages was a phenomenon left to wonder at in text books of historical Europe. An unstoppable plague swept the continent taking as much as eighty percent of the European population along with it (Forsyth). However, Today the world is plagued with a similar deadly disease. The AIDS epidemic continues to be incurable. In an essay written by David Herlihy, entitled " Bubonic Plague: Historical Epidemiology and the Medical Problem...
  • Spread Of The Aids Virus A Person
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    "Nearly 90 percent of Russia's HIV infections occur among addicts sharing dirty needles" (Klesius, p. 35). This percentage from a National Geographic magazine would differ heavily from that of the United States. The Henry J Kaiser Family Foundation reported that through the year 2002 in the state of Colorado that only 9% of aids cases in the state were due to injection drug use and 25% on the national level. (Kaiser Family Foundation) In the United States, Men who have sex with men would more cl...
  • Plague With A General Group
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    Plagues and Epidemics Humans are remarkably good at finding a religious scapegoat for their problems. There has always been someone to blame for the difficulties we face in life, such as war, famine, and more relevant, disease. Hitler blames the Jews for economical woes in a corrupt Germany long after the Romans held the Christians responsible for everything wrong in a crumbling, has-been empire. Inthe fourteenth century, when Plague struck Europe, it was blamed on '... unfavorable astrological ...
  • Deborah Landau The Poems Of My Alexandria
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    Deborah Landau The poems of My Alexandria transform homophobic narratives about the disease, offer comfort to those living with HIV, and encourage empathy from those whose lives have not yet been affected by the virus... Although Doty's poems are not polemical, they counter reductive representations of people with AIDS, are accessible to a wider audience, and have the potential to improve public response to the epidemic... His poems expose the codes that map meaning onto the HIV-positive body, d...
  • Spread Of Public Aids Awareness
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    Introduction The AIDS virus is spreading rapidly throughout India and Brazil. Due to the differences in culture and political policies, these two countries are attacking the AIDS epidemic problem in two totally different ways. On one hand, Brazil plans to spend hundreds of millions of dollars for teaching public AIDS awareness mainly to married women and Carnival goers. In comparison, India's government has identified specific targets of their society in order to reach the public and spread the ...
  • Male To Female Transmission Of The Virus
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    The Aids epidemic continues to grow globally. According to this article "33.6 million people are expected to be living with virus this year. ' Also an expected 2.6 million people will die from the virus this year. This is the most people that will die from the virus since the epidemic was discovered around two decades ago. This means that one in every twenty deaths will be because of AIDS. 16.3 million people have already died from this virus. In some places in Europe and Africa, the virus has d...
  • Epidemic Of Aids
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    AIDS, is known as, the acquired immune deficiency syndrome and is the disease caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The virus is transmitted from one person to another through means of intimate sexual contact or exchange of blood or bodily fluids " (whether from contaminated hypodermic needles or syringes, transfusions of infected blood, or transmission from an infected mother to her child before or during birth) ' (Schaefer; p. 119). AIDS has become a worldwide epidemic that has str...

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