Antiretroviral drug Essays

  • Hiv Virus Theory

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    the human had to evolve or change in a way it can cope with the human qualities of the body. It was simple to change from SIV to HIV to be capable of being in its human host, but undergoing mutation was a big leap for the HIV evolution status. The drugs that were first thought to be the solution for this disease was actually its enhancer. This case of mutation made the virus inseparable from its host leaving the entire human population affected by its evolution mechanism that will cause chaos to the

  • AIDS In Africa

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    Africa is by far, struggling the most with its ongoing battle with AIDS. In comparison with the rest of the world, they have the largest number of infected people. Throughout the years, millions of people are catching this virus and nothing seems to be getting done to prevent it. In the US they’re are discussion groups and early childhood classes on safe sex and how AIDS and HIV can be contracted. When the time comes that young adults are beginning to become sexually active they need to take the

  • Prevention Of HIV/AIDS

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    Although global commitment to control the HIV/AIDS pandemic has increased significantly in recent years, the virus continues to spread with alarming and increasing speed. By the end of 2005, an estimated 40 million people worldwide were living with HIV infection or disease, a notable rise from the 35 million infected with HIV in 2001 (UNAIDS 2005). In 2005, close to 5 million new HIV infections and 3 million AIDS deaths occurred, more of both than in any previous year. Sub-Saharan Africa remains

  • Argumentative Essay On We Were Here

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    Notably, the development of antiretroviral drugs and rapid tests has helped many people live longer. Essentially, the ARVs reduce virus levels while preventing the existing virus from damaging more cells of the body (Boseley, 2012). Moreover, the measurement of CD4+ has enabled the assessment

  • HIV And AIDS Myths

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    the HIV and AIDS population. 8. We both have HIV and AIDS...we don't need a condom. Not true. Experts are seeing more and more incidences of re-infection, making HIV and AIDS treatment even more difficult. 9. HIV and AIDS only affects gay men and drug users In fact, HIV and AIDS can infect anyone. Babies, women, seniors over 50, teens, blacks, whites and Hispanics. At risk behaviour can lead to infection in anyone. 10. HIV and AIDS are the Same Thing In fact, this couldn't be further from the

  • The Invisible Cure Chapter Summary

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    Anand Sundaram Professor George Bishop USE2307: HIV/AIDS – From Microbes to Nations 6th February, 2015 Book Review: The Invisible Cure by Helen Epstein Helen Epstein’s book “The Invisible Cure: Africa, The West and the Fight Against AIDS” is a powerful account of the AIDS epidemic that has hit hardest in Africa. Epstein is a scientist-turned-writer who merges 15 years of personal observations with scientific reasoning to explain the spread of HIV/AIDS in the continent. She explains why the battle

  • Anti-Retroviral Therapy

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    There are many different kinds of drugs and one of them is anti-retroviral therapy. Anti-retroviral therapy consists of three different anti-retroviral drugs and it helps stop HIV in the blood and reduces it to lower levels. This will help reduce the risk of HIV transmission. It is not a cure but it helps control the HIV virus so that you can live

  • Hiv Aids Case Study

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    GINGIVAL BLEEDING AS PRESENTING SIGN OF ADVANCED HIV/AIDS – A CASE REPORT ABSTRACT: Introduction: Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) caused by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), remains as a significant health care problem since its discovery in 1981. Oral manifestations are considered as the earliest and important indicators of HIV infection. Most of the oral manifestations of HIV are due to immunosuppression and related opportunistic infections. Case presentation: A 43 year old female

  • HIV Case Study

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    stands for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. It is the final stage of infection with HIV. However, not everyone with HIV develops AIDS. HIV most often spreads through unprotected sex with an infected person. It may also be acquired by sharing drug needles or through contact with the blood of an infected person. Stigma and

  • Essay On Male Circumcision

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    INTRODUCTION Male circumcision can be defined as surgical removal of the foreskin from the penis. Circumcision has been practiced in Africa for more than 5000 years, and in Middle East for more than 3000 years. Nowadays it is estimated that 30% of men are circumcised globally with the majority of them from Muslim countries. It is usually carried out for religious reason as well as non- religious reason such as cultural, medical, and social reasons. Male circumcision has been shown to have protective

  • Poem Analysis: The Sound Of Silence By Paul Simon

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    The narrative poem The Sound of Silence was authored by Paul Simon. The poem is narrated in the first person point of view by a voice who, due to the prophetic connections made throughout the book, does not appear to be the author but rather an independent observer within the poem itself. A massive crowd of people on a street and a “fool” also appear during the poem, though their perspectives are never directly explored. The narrator awakens from a frightening dream and recounts the events to

  • Blood Brother Film Analysis

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    “Blood Brother” was directed by Steve Hoover and produced by Danny Yourd on October 18, 2013. The lead actors Steve Hoover, and his friend Rocky Brat, a medical volunteer, traveled to India to document Steve Hoovers’ work with children who lived with HIV. This documentary is very inspirational and it has taught me not to be afraid to go for your dreams even if people do not agree. It also taught me that most people’s fears stem from not knowing or being uneducated about HIV. In this documentary

  • Ozymandias Theme

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    According to me the theme of the story is about HIV/AIDS. It gives mindfulness about the sexually transmitted illnesses which allows in taking precautions. At the moment that luis comes to know that Jotinha had experienced AIDS, he reviews a flyer he had seen, the pamphlet utilizes this event and conveys how AIDS can 't be cured, and the way it is exchanged due to absence of protection while appreciating sexual activity. The minor theme I feel is to perceive the significance of the family, values

  • Rhetorical Analysis Of Mary Fisher's Speech

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    Having watched Mary Fisher's speech at the Republican National Convention of 1992, I noticed these characteristics related to her attempts to engage her audience, her comparison between herself and other inflected with the same disease, and her response to the "rhetorical situation".Within a few weeks of the disease HIV, you will have flu-like symptoms. Then the disease is usually asymptomatic until it progresses to AIDS. The symptoms of AIDS include weight loss, fever , fatigue, and recurrent infections

  • Cut Hunter Theory

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    There are many different factors to think about when learning about HIV. It is important to start from the beginning and look at the development of HIV and how it jumped from chimps to humans in the early 1900s. It is also important to think about how it is transmitted between humans and why HIV became so rampant in America during the 1980s. Lastly it is important to look at both the processes of the HIV life cycle, along with HIV evading the immune system. There are multiple different theories about

  • The HIV Life Cycle

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    The HIV life cycle includes several crucial steps, starting from the attachment of the virus to the host cell membrane and finishing with the release of progeny virions from the cell. The HIV replication cycle can be summarized in six steps. These steps include (1) binding and entry, (2) uncoating, (3) reverse transcription, (4) provirus integration, (5) virus proteins synthesis and assembly and (6) budding which represent in figure 1. The entry pathway of HIV-1 and HIV-2 can be divided into three

  • HIV In Africa

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    Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is caused by a virus called Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).  HIV is a virus that affects the immune system and destroys the cells which help protect the body from illness. Unlike other viruses that the immune system can normally fight off, HIV cannot be eliminated by the immune system.  HIV is found throughout all the tissues of the body but is transmitted via the body fluids such as semen, vaginal fluids, blood, and breast milk, of an infected person

  • Carl Zimmer's Parasite Rex

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    Summary of Parasite Rex Parasite Rex is a book that follows the parasitologist, Carl Zimmer, as he journeys through Africa to examine the effects of African sleep sickness and river blind disease. It is an 8-chapter book that gives captivating insight on different parasites and their role in our world. The book is both easy to read and it easily keeps the readers interest. Parasite Rex focuses on a new life study. Even though they have been a neglected species for up until recently, and are now

  • Disparities In Health

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    What factors do you think contribute to the disparities in health among ethnic, socioeconomic, and gender groups in your country? Back to my country, Indonesia, it has more than 14 thousand islands scatter within 5 thousand miles from East to West in South East Asian region. There are tremendous disparities between islands to other islands in health due to ability to access to health facilities; poor; low education; and area isolation. As described by Crimmins, Hayward and Seeman (2004) that poorer

  • Great Speech: A Whisper On AIDS

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    Great Speech Analysis: A whisper on AIDS     AIDS Activist, Mary Fisher, gave her touching speech, “A Whisper of AIDS” (1992) demanding the Republican Party to take a stand and support research for the treatments of the deadly disease. She supports her thesis through ethos, pathos, and repetition. Mary’s purpose is to affect the Republican party in an emotional way in order to fulfill her desire for more research. Mary Fisher is addressing the Republican Party, but also the Democratic Party at the