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  • 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 Infection
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    AIDS HIV and / or AIDS is a life threatening disease that is affecting society today. It is a serious epidemic that is threatening millions of lives around the world. A person can become HIV infected thorough the sharing syringes or through vaginal or anal sex, one does not become infected from the air as some might think. It is infected through the blood. Testing positive for virus or HIV, means that you carry the antibodies, you can be HIV infected and not have AIDS, AIDS occurs in later stage...
  • Dangers Of Aids And The Hiv Virus
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    Aids. One of the world's largest killers and yet we know so little about it. It kills so many people each year, both men and woman. It's sad that we can t stop it. Aids starts with the HIV virus. This virus can be transmitted through 3 basic ways. Sexual intercourse, blood transfusions, and intravenous drugs. Most people think that they cannot get the virus, even though they have done one or more of the above. In fact, 61% of kids 14-21 have engaged in sexual intercourse. That's over half! Also,...
  • Hiv Antibodies In The Blood
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    AIDS and HIV are becoming more and more of a problem in the world. In Canada there have been "14,500 AIDS cases reported and "50,000 Canadians" have come in contact with the virus. "5000 people become infected each year. (The Canadian AIDS Society 1997 [poster]) AIDS and HIV can affect people of all ages, whether they are "old, young, male, or female" (Basic facts about AIDS / HIV). People of all ages should have a general knowledge of AIDS and HIV. They should be fully aware of how to protect t...
  • Patient Tests Positive For The Hiv Virus
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    AIDS AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) is a disease caused by a virus- HIV (human immunodiciency virus). The first cases in this country came to light in the early eighties. Although the origins of AIDS remains uncertain it is thought to have emerged decades ago in sub-Saharan Africa. There is a closely related virus (simian immunodeficiency virus, or SIV) that is found among monkeys in that particular area which AIDS is thought to have evolved from (Combating AIDS 353). When the virus f...
  • Hiv 1 Virus
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    In 1918 the United States experienced one of the worst epidemics in its history. With 500,000 dead in a matter of 6 months, the Spanish influenza left its mark. With approximately 11.7 million dead worldwide, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is still leaving its mark. It is a pandemic the likes of which the world has always feared to see. The HIV virus comes in several varieties, yet they kill basically the same. Our understanding of this virus and how it works is essential to finding ...
  • Proportion Of Aids Cases Among Aa
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    African- American Men's Health Study (AAMHS) An HIV prevention program for African- American gay and bisexual men From November 1989 until 1991, AAMHS recruited 318 self-identified gay and bisexual AA men. The average age was 31 with majority being single. Out of these 318 men, 52% engaged in unprotected anal intercourse in the past 6 months; 38% engaged in sex for pay sometime in their life; and 25% have not been tested for the virus. This was designed to help reduce the risk of becoming infect...
  • 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...
  • Aids Hiv Virus
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    The acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) was initially recognized in the first half of the twentieth century and has since become a major worldwide epidemic ("Discovery Health"). Debate about the origin of AIDS has enticed considerable concern and controversy since the advent of the epidemic. It is has been proven that AIDS is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) by stimulating the destruction and functional impairment of cells in the immune system, potentially destroying the hu...
  • Origin Of Hiv Other Theories
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    Debate around the origin of AIDS has sparked considerable interest and controversy since the beginning of the epidemic. However, in trying to identify where AIDS originated, there is a danger that people may try and use the debate to attribute blame for the disease to particular groups of individuals or certain lifestyles. The first cases of AIDS occurred in the USA in 1981, but they provide little information about the source of the disease. There is now clear evidence that the disease AIDS is ...
  • Cure For Aids And Hiv 1
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    AIDS is the acronym used for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. It is a disease transmitted through the blood. It is transmitted from person to person through sexual intercourse, blood transfusions, I.V. drug users, and from mothers to babies during birth. AIDS is a disease which breaks down the human immune system causing the body to become very susceptible to infection. The disease is brought about by the HIV-1 virus. HIV-1 (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) can remain dormant for years and then...
  • Hiv Couples
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    HIV POSITIVE PARENTS SHOULD NOT HAVE CHILDREN Human Immunodeficiency Virus, better known as HIV, is a virus that slowly attacks and destroys the immune system. This destruction leaves the infected individual exposed to illnesses and infections that eventually cause him to die. In most cases, this virus alters and becomes a fatal transmissible disorder called AIDS or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. HIV positive couples should not have children because the children can become orphans at an ear...
  • Aids And The Hiv Virus
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    CURRENT EVENTS: HIV ROOTS TRACED TO 1930 Summary Scientists have concluded, based on mathematical research, that the virus that lead to the epidemic of AIDS can be traced all the way back to 1930, somewhere around Central Africa. Bette Korber, of the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, presented this conclusion at the Conference of Retroviruses. The notion that HIV was introduced in contaminated oral polio vaccines in Africa between the years of 1957 and 1961 has been often debated and...
  • Origin Of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1
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    The origin of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1), the retrovirus that is the main cause of AIDS, has been a puzzle ever since it was discovered by Barr -Sinoussi and her colleagues in 1983. A chimpanzee named Marilyn that died years ago has helped scientists solve the lingering mystery of the origin of AIDS. Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham said that they have conclusive evidence that the HIV virus has spread on at least three separate occasions from chimpanzees to...
  • Methamphetamine And Amphetamine
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    Both amphetamine and methamphetamine are potent symphathominetic agents. Methamphetamine is the parent drug. It changes into amphetamine in the body. Methamphetamine and amphetamine are excreted in the urine. Methamphetamine is a powerfully addictive stimulant usually made in labs with inexpensive over the counter ingredients. They are taken orally, smoked, snorted, or injected. Methamphetamine effects are increased agitation, decreased fatigue, increased activity, decreased appetite, euphoria, ...
  • 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...
  • Causes Of Aids When An Hiv
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    Today's Plague: A Brief Overview and History of HIV / AIDS The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) HIV comes from a group of viruses called lentiviruses. These types of viruses other than HIV, have been found in various non-human animals of the primate family. A descendent of the simian (monkey) immunodeficiency virus (SIV), HIV is believed to have been passed down from animals to humans in a process called zoonosis. Researchers concluded that HIV could have been transferred as a result of a huma...
  • Hiv Infection Of An Individual Cell
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    Today, tens of millions of people around the world are going to die young because they are infected by HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. The primary AIDS virus is HIV-1, which can be spread via sexual intercourse or drug use (activities, which result in body fluid exchange like blood and semen). HIV can also be passed from mother to child and can also be acquired during blood transfusions. AIDS, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, is a virus that causes a loss of protection against disease causi...
  • White Blood Cells Inside The Human Body
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    Aids is known and feared around the world. Due to the fact that it has no known cure and that its results are deadly, people tend to be extra cautious in protecting themselves against it. Many are ignorant and believe they are susceptible to contracting the virus through casual contact with an infected individual. This is not true however; the transmission of HIV does not exist through casual contact as it does through the transfer of bodily fluids. Located in the envelope surrounding HIV is a p...
  • Virus Hiv 1
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    In some parts of the world there are still wars being fought and dictators in power. There are societies which consider themselves at the peak of evolution and progress. They are able to create state of the art automobiles, luxurious homes, efficient and organized industries, complex computerized machinery and atomic weapons. Many societies are governed by a democratic system which herald a belief in freedom. All societies, regardless of their political and economic makeup, are also ruled by a s...

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