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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...
  • Community Level Responses To Hiv And 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 triggeri...
  • Hiv Infection Aids
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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...
  • Better State Level Hiv Aids Control
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    AIDS is a disease that has effected and is still affecting the country in many detrimental ways. When first discovered in the country of Africa, the seriousness was unheard of. As the AIDS virus reached the United States, the devastating effects became more obvious. This was the point when the United States government felt that something should be done about the HIV / AIDS virus. According to the Office of AIDS research, AIDS, or Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome is a serious illness that origi...
  • Hiv Infection And Aids
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    How Aids Has Affected Our Society Today more Americans are infected with STD's than at any other time in history. The most serious of these diseases is AIDS. Since the first cases were identified in the United States in 1981, AIDS has touched the lives of millions of American families. This deadly disease is unlike any other in modern history. Changes in social behavior can be directly linked to AIDS. Its overall effect on society has been dramatic. It is unknown whether AIDS and HIV existed and...
  • Hiv Causes Aids
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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...
  • Hiv Infection And Aids
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    Acquired immune deficiency syndrome, or AIDS, is a currently recognized disease. It is caused by infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which attacks selected cells in the immune system and causes them to function defectively. These deficiencies may not be apparent for years. They lead to the suppression of the immune system's ability to combat harmful organisms. This leaves the body open to invasion by various infections, which are called opportunistic diseases, and to the devel...
  • Information About Hiv Infection And Aids
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    AIDS Acquired immune deficiency syndrome, or AIDS, is a recently recognized disease entity. It is caused by infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which attacks selected cells in the immune system (see IMMUNITY) and produces defects in function. These defects may not be apparent for years. They lead ina relentless fashion, however, to a severe suppression of the immune system's ability to resist harmful organisms. This leaves the body open to an invasion by various infections, wh...
  • 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...
  • Hiv Infection And Aids
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    I INTRODUCTION Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), specific group of diseases or conditions that result from suppression of the immune system, related to infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). A person infected with HIV gradually loses immune function along with certain immune cells called CD 4 T-lymphocytes or CD 4 T-cells, causing the infected person to become vulnerable to pneumonia, fungus infections, and other common ailments. With the loss of immune function, a clin...
  • Prevention For Hiv
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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 ...
  • Hiv And Aids
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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...
  • Off The Myths About Aids
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    The name for AIDS is short for acquired immune deficiency syndrome. Some people think that aids are the same thing as HIV. But they are wrong because HIV is the virus that means human immunodeficiency virus. Some people can have the HIV virus and not be diagnosed as having aids for up to ten years. What the virus does is attacks the immune system directly until it just shuts down and you die. There are two main ways that people can get aids one of them is by doing drugs, like using the same need...
  • States Hiv Causes Aids
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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 controve...
  • African Americans 38 Of New Aids Cases
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    The unit plan for a HIV / AIDS Peer Education program is targeting African American teenagers who have signed up for the S.A.F. E (Stopping Aids For Everyone) Program. The program is a community health based curriculum designed to increase the awareness of HIV / AIDS transmission in the African American community. The group will range in age between 13-17 years of age and will be attending local high schools. Group size will be approximately 20 students. The program would be on Saturdays at 12: ...
  • Hiv Aids Virus
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    In 2001, 5 million people around the world were infected with HIV. By the end of 2001, there were 3 million AIDS deaths. There are currently estimated to be 50 million people living with HIV / AIDS, with 25 million lives lost by the effects of the infection. This epidemic is shattering, crippling and a very serious problem to the world. It has taken a massive number of lives, and is set to take many, many more. But what is this HIV / AIDS virus? HIV and AIDS are two stages of the same virus. AID...
  • Important Role In Hiv Infection And Aids
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    Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Essay, Research Paper Acquired immune deficiency syndrome, or AIDS, is a recently recognized disease. It 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, however, to a severe suppression of the immune system's ability to resist harmful organisms. This leaves the body o...
  • 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...
  • Contract Hiv Aids
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    A minute has Aids AIDS A minute has gone by; has anything changed? You may not see a sudden change but in that minute, six children became infected with HIV, which totals 8,500 children and young people becoming infected with HIV a day. HIV stands for Human immunodeficiency virus. A person who has HIV is susceptible to many different diseases and viral infections, because the virus gradually destroys the immune system. Once a person becomes infected with HIV, they will eventually enter the deadl...
  • Hiv Virus From The Blood
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    Aids is becoming so widespread The disease called aids is becoming very widespread in the United States. The question is why. In the following paragraphs the answers to this question will be answered. Aids is the final, life-threatening stage of infection with human immuondeficiency virus (HIV). Aids stands for Acquired immunodeficiency virus 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 i...

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