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  • Hiv Infection And Aids
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    AIDS Acquired immune deficiency syndrome, or AIDS, is disease entity that has been recognized since 1981. It is caused by infection with the human immunodeficiency 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, an dto the development of unusual cancers. The virus also tends to reach certain brain cells. Since the first AIDS cases were repo...
  • Infected With Hiv
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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 to ...
  • Charge Against The Aids Disease
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    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...
  • 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...
  • Sexual Intercourse With An Infected Partner
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    What Is AIDS AIDS is short for: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. It is a serious condition in which the body's defences against some illnesses are broken down. People with AIDS develop many different kinds of disease which the body would usually fight off quite easily. What Causes AIDS There is clear evidence that AIDS is caused by a virus called HIV, which is short for: Human Immunodeficiency Virus. If a person becomes infected with HIV, does that mean they have AIDS No. HIV is an unusual v...
  • Antibody Response To Hiv Infection
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    HIV is the abbreviation used for the human immunodeficiency virus. HIV is the virus that causes AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome), a life-threatening disease. HIV attacks the body's immune system. Normally, the immune system produces white blood cells and antibodies that attack viruses and bacteria. The infection-fighting cells are called T-cell lymphocytes. Months to years after a person is infected with HIV, the virus destroys the T-cell lymphocytes. When the T-cell lymphocytes are des...
  • Aids Virus
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    Report On AIDS AIDS (Acquired immune deficiency syndrome) is caused by infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) which attacks selected cells in the immune system and produces defects in function. These defects may not be apparent for years. They lead to a severe suppression of the immune system's ability to resist harmful organisms. This leaves the body open to invasion by various infections. The first cases of AIDS were reported in the early 1980's. From 1981 to 1998 more than 700,...
  • 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...
  • Death And Aids
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    Death Death is the thing most people fear the most. I myself however do not, death can mean a lot of things. To me death is a restraint on life, a barrier which holds people from living life to its fullest. I hate being restrained, being set boundaries. However death also deserves respect, because if you do not respect death, you die, literally! What causes death? Well, there are a lot of things that cause death. Disease, old age, Natural and un-natural occurrences, and suicide. The focus of thi...
  • Hiv And The Percentage With Aids
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    To talk about AIDS today, one has also to talk about sexuality. Nowadays AIDS is largely related to sexual activities since AIDS is a consequence of the virus HIV, which can be transmitted during sexual relations. The movie that we saw, Philadelphia, deals with this. It tells the story of a homosexual man who contracted HIV during sexual intercourse with another man. After some years he starts to suffer from AIDS and the discrimination that came along with it. He was a successful lawyer, and was...
  • Infection With Hiv
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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 o...
  • United Nations Aids Program
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    Africa's AIDS Epidemic Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) has become an epidemic for many underdeveloped regions. Although it does exist in the developed nations, it is more prevalent in places like South America, Asia, the island countries and most heavily of all Africa. There are many aspects to the problem of AIDS in Africa. Public health departments lack the resources to treat patients properly and to control the epidemic through education. Thirty-three million people have AIDS in th...
  • Virus Due To The Aids Virus
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    AIDS Unprotected sex, dirty needles, pills!! Now that I have your attention, today I'll be talking to you about the causes and effects on how you can contract this deadly virus. But first let me start by explaining what Aids / HIV really is and what it does to you once you have contracted the Aids virus. Aids / Aids lowers your immune systems ability to produce the white blood cells and antibodies that protect you from colds, infections, etc. Lowered immunity makes a person vulnerable to attacks...
  • H.I.V. Infections With An Estimated 250000 People
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    E NEVA, Nov. 24 An estimated 5.3 million people, including 600,000 children under age 15, became infected with the virus that causes AIDS this year, the World Health Organization said today. For the first time the number of new infections in sub-Saharan Africa stabilized, but that was offset by increases in morbidity (the rate the disease was contracted) and deaths in the region. An estimated 3.8 million people in the region were newly infected this year with H.I.V., the virus that causes AIDS, ...
  • Hiv And Aids
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    The majority of the people infected with HIV have contracted it through sexual intercourse with an infected person (5). Bodily fluids such as blood, semen, and vaginal secretions all may contain the virus. Using a condom can decrease the risk of contacting the HIV virus during intercourse with an infected partner. Another method of infection is through blood transfusion during surgery. A person may receive untested, infected blood, therefore containing the disease. Through mid 1992, 2% of HIV in...
  • Twenty One Percent Of Aids Cases
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    recognized disease entity. Aids is on the minds of many people all around the world. There are many myths about how one can contract or come in contact with this deadly disease. Many people are afraid to give blood, go to the doctor, or even drink from a public water fountain because of these myths. After one is finished reading about what Aids actually is, how one can prevent it, how one can contract it, some of the symptoms, and also some of the treatments for this deadly disease he or she wil...
  • People With The Aids Virus
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    Acquired immune Aids 5 AIDS Acquired immune deficiency syndrome, or AIDS, is a recently recognized disease. It is caused by infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). AIDS is a complicated illness that may involve several phases. It is caused by a virus that can be passed from person to person. AIDS impairs the human body's immune system– the system is responsible for warding off disease– and leaves the victim susceptible to various infections. AIDS was first conclusively...
  • Hiv Infection
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    Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), human viral disease that ravages the immune system, undermining the body's ability to defend itself from infection and disease. Caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), AIDS leaves an infected person vulnerable to opportunistic infections. Such infections are harmless in healthy people, but in those whose immune systems have been greatly weakened, they can prove fatal. Although there is no cure for AIDS, new drugs are available that can prolong...
  • Opportunistic Infections Of Aids
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    AIDS is caused by the HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus). AIDS is the final and most serious stage of HIV. It is characterized by signs and symptoms of severe immune deficiency. AIDS stands for acquired immune deficiency syndrome. This virus attacks the immune system and leaves the body vulnerable to a variety of life-threatening illnesses. These illnesses are often caused by common bacteria, yeast, and viruses that ordinarily do not cause disease. HIV has been found in blood, semen, saliva, tea...
  • Aids Virus
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    There are many employers that have learned about fair and equitable treatment of AIDS infected employees the hard way, through the court system. Its not surprising that employers have violated employee human rights or equal employment regulations in dealing with HIV infected personnel in the workplace. The fear of a deadly transmitted disease some call homosexual influenced, has people overreacting and ostracizing the infected worker. Employers as well as the general public must get educated abo...

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