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  • 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 ...
  • Hiv Infection
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    AIDS Aids stand for Acquired Immune Defi ency Syndrome, which is the final and the most serious stage of the HIV Disease and it causes damage to the immune system. Between the ages of twenty five to forty four, AIDS is the fifth leading cause of death. Since the start of HIV disease forty seven million have been infected in the world. The Human Immunodeficiency Virus is what causes aids. This virus attacks the immune system and leaves the body open a lot of illnesses and cancers. Aids are transm...
  • Hiv Into Their Target Cells
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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-helpe...
  • 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...
  • Early Symptoms Of Hiv Infection
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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; ...
  • 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...
  • Education On The Issue Of Hiv Aids
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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 ...
  • Rate Of Aids Diagnoses For African Americans
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    The Growing Epidemic of AIDS / HIV In the African-American Community By Idris Abdul Zahir In the early 1980's Kaposi's sarcoma, a cancer usually associated with elderly men of Mediterranean ethnicity. Eventually the men wasted away and died. As the realization that gay men were dying of an otherwise rare cancer began to spread throughout the homosexual and later the medical communities. The syndrome began to be called by the colloquialism 'Gay Cancer'. As medical scientists researched, they disc...
  • Effective Hiv Aids Awareness And Prevention Programs
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    PROBLEM DEVELOPMENT For over thirty years HIV and AIDS have presented historic challenges to the human nature, especially to our planet's public health, scientific and medical communities. It is estimated that just in the United States between 900.000 and 950.000 persons are living with HIV and about one forth of those infected have not yet been diagnosed and are unaware of their infection. The number of people with AIDS is increasing as effective new drug therapies keep HIV-infected persons hea...
  • Hiv Vaccine Trials
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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 treating an H...
  • People With The Hiv Infection
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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...
  • 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 ...
  • Persons With Hiv Infection
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    A.I.D. S Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome A.I.D.S., also known as Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, is a disorder of the body's immune system. In A.I.D.S. the body stops producing some of its important natural defenses against disease. Victims often die from disease of infections they cannot fight. A.I.D. S is the result of an infection known as HIV, human immunodeficiency virus. A person with HIV gradually loses function of their immune system, becoming less able to fight off common colds...
  • 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...
  • Risk For Hiv Infection
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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 co...
  • Transmission Of Hiv And Aids
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    AIDS Prevention Since many people have the HIV virus or at least heard of it, everybody should know what it is and what it does. HIV is the virus that causes AIDS. HIV is not spread through kissing, sneezes, sweat, mosquito's, eating utensils and drinking fountains. HIV is spread by having vaginal, anal, or oral sex, sharing needles, and through the contact of body fluids from an infected person. HIV infected people usually look and feel healthy and may not even know that they are infected. Only...
  • Sex With An Infected Person Hiv Transmission
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    Karachi Medical & Dental College AWARENESS ABOUT AIDS IN THE SCHOOL GOING CHILDREN OF 9 TH & 10 TH CLASSES Group Members. Umm-e-Salma. Mon is Jal eel Ahmed. Kun war M. Aq eel. N. Jess ani. Quratulain Shah nawaz. Jamshid Submitted to: Dr. Luna A. Big Supervised by: Dr. F arhat Jaf fri Abstract Objectives: . To find out the level of awareness about Aids in the School going children of 9th & 10th classes. Method: It's a Knowledge-Attitude study. Students were provided with Questionnaires having clo...
  • Combinations Of Hiv Aids Drugs
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    Aids by sean ross How is HIV Diagnosed? You can get tested for HIV in a number of locations – including public clinics, AIDS organizations, physicians' offices, and hospitals. Many locations give the test for free. You can choose between anonymous tests, in which you do not give your name to the HealthCare provider, or confidential tests, in which you do give your name. Test sites should provide trained counselors who can offer you support and guidance, no matter what the test result. (Bal...
  • Two Copies Of The 32 Gene Mutation
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    People who inherit only one copy of a mutated gene that has an effect on HIV's ability to enter CD 4 T-helper cells appear to be substantially less likely to become infected with the virus, according to a new report by researchers at New York University School of Medicine in New York City and collaborators at other institutions. Such a protective effect, if proven, falls far short of completely safeguarding individuals who carry a single copy of the gene mutation from the risk of HIV infection. ...
  • Cases Of Hiv Infection
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    What is AIDS? AIDS is the more evolved, life threatening, form of HIV. AIDS stands for Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. The name comes from the fact that HIV severely damages the immune system, the body's most important defense against disease. History of AIDS Scientists are not certain how, when, or where the AIDS virus evolved and first infected people. Researchers have shown that HIV-1 and HIV-2 are more closely related to simian immunodeficiency viruses, which infect monkeys, than to each...

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