HIV Essays

  • HIV Vaccines

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    Introduction: When HIV (Human Immunodeficiency virus) was discovered and established as the causative agent of AIDS in 1983-1984(1), the majority of people thought that vaccines against this HIV would be developed and applied rapidly. But, this was not going to happen in case of HIV as in AIDS, virus-induced immune response possess no ability to prevent re-infection and also not capable of slowing down the progression to disease. The development of an HIV vaccine took almost 30 years of intense

  • HIV In Africa

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    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.  The most common symptoms of HIV include body rashes, fever, sore

  • Hiv Problems In China

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    HIV has been a huge problem not only China but all over the world. It has been described as one of the most prevalence disease that is spreading in an incredibly fast speed. The sad thing is that there is no cure for HIV at present, and HIV kills. Further more, there are still lots of people out there who are not aware of the nature of HIV and do not know how to prevent themselves from getting HIV. However, there are ways and solutions that have been proposed toward this problem. This essay is going

  • Hiv Persuasive Speech

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    taken a confidential HIV test? With any luck, you've breathed a huge sigh of relief as your results came back negative, but not everyone will be so fortunate. Having taken a test, you might just feel a little more fired up towards helping those who are living with HIV. If this is the case, then one of these fundraising opportunities might be just what you're looking for. Aids Walk 2010 The longest and largest fundraising walk held to raise money for those living with Aids and HIV, the Aids Walk will

  • HIV Case Study

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    CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION BACKGROUND Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection has become one of the most troublesome public health issues in the world. Its mere occurrence has developed stigma and discrimination which have been identified as the major obstacles in the way of dealing effective responses to people living with HIV. A disadvantage stemming from stigma goes beyond what are often understood as discriminatory actions and expressions like social rejection, intolerance, avoidance, discrimination

  • HIV And AIDS Myths

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    Myths Regarding HIV and AIDS There are many HIV and AIDS myths out there. Sadly, HIV and AIDS myths prey on the weak and vulnerable. HIV and AIDS myths are dangerous and contribute to prejudice and stigma. Let's dispel the HIV and AIDS myths out there with this list of the top ten HIV and AIDS related myths. 1. I have just been diagnosed with HIV and AIDS...I am going to die. This is the biggest myth of all. In fact, people are living with HIV and AIDS longer today than ever before. Medications

  • Prevention Of HIV/AIDS

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    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 the region most affected by HIV/AIDS;

  • Hiv Virus Theory

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    virus, each of these origins has a relation to do with the first state of HIV known as simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV). The most commonly accepted theory is the ‘Hunters’ Theory where the SIV was transferred to the human hunters when they hunted chimpanzees for their flesh as food and consumed the virus, also when the chimpanzee’s diseased blood came in contact with the hunters opened wounds it adapted by becoming HIV in the human’s body making the human its new host. Diseases that are transferred

  • 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

  • The Role Of HIV In The United States

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    HIV is a disease that mystifies many. Individuals have heard many myths about HIV, as such there are many questions that seem to go unanswered for many Americans today. This section of the course will provide facts about HIV risks and will identify the various modes of transmission for HIV. HIV is passed from one person to another through sexual behaviors and needle and syringe use. It is important to note that there are specific body fluids that are involved in the transmission of HIV from an infected

  • 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/AIDS In Escambia County

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    HIV/AIDS The Florida Department of Health reports that 703 people living with AIDS and 543 people living with HIV reside in Escambia county. According to Pensacola News Journal, Escambia county is the poster child for the AIDS epidemic and sexually-transmitted diseases. Escambia county has consistantly been ranked 12th and 13th out of 67 counties in Florida for having the most reported AIDS cases. What is HIV/AIDS? It is a disease that is a severe loss of the body 's cellular immunity,greatly lowering

  • Pop Culture: Struggling With HIV Stigma

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    Struggling with HIV Stigma HIV/AIDS, a severe epidemic of this era, is an incurable disease till date. HIV, Human Immunodeficiency Virus, is a virus that attacks the body’s immune system or the defense system. The virus makes human body vulnerable to diseases that would otherwise be curable. AIDS, that stands for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, is the last stage of the HIV symptom. Even though no cure for HIV is found yet, the virus can be kept in control by proper treatment and therapy. However

  • Importance Of Mandatory HIV Testing In The Military

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    Mandatory HIV Testing in the Military Maggie Smith Davenport University Mandatory HIV Testing in the Military Since 1985, The United States Defense Department mandates that active duty service members be tested for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Since then, more than 54 million HIV tests have been performed on over 8 million personnel. Ideally, service members must remain mentally and physically able to perform their mission. Each branch of the military has their own policies regarding the

  • Antiretroviral Therapy HIV/AIDS Epidemic

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    and Scope: HIV/AIDS is an epidemic, which is ignored by many, as the disease is assumed to be only obtained by unfaithful sexual activity and this is considered wrong by society. Many patients have HIV but are not able to help themselves with the treatment, as they do not have the money nor support. Most suffer in silence, as they are afraid to go get the test because if their reports are positive then society will decline them. Many neglect their health and take the risk to survive HIV without treatment

  • HIV In Jonny Steinberg's Three-Letter Plague

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    HIV in Jonny Steinberg’s Three-Letter Plague WHEN BLACK MAGIC MEETS KNOWLEDGE In his novel “The three-letter plague”, Jonny Steinberg gives us an account of what it is like to live with HIV in a society where that phenomenon is frowned upon. Rather, we should say that he gives us an account of what it is like to live among people who suffer from HIV and the fear of being infected by the virus is highly present. During his stay in the village of Ithanga, he spends most of his time with Sizwe, a

  • HIV In Jonny Steinberg's Three-Letter Plague

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    HIV in Jonny Steinberg’s Three-Letter Plague WHEN BLACK MAGIC MEETS KNOWLEDGE In his novel “The three-letter plague”, Jonny Steinberg gives us an account of what it is like to live with HIV in a society where that phenomenon is frowned upon. Rather, we should say that he gives us an account of what it is like to live among people who suffer from HIV and the fear of being infected by the virus is highly present. During his stay in the village of Ithanga, he spends most of his time with Sizwe, a man

  • HIV In China

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    this leads to a venereal disease, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), becomes a key infectious disease problem across China for several periods. HIV is a virus that attacks the immune system. AIDS is different from HIV, which is a set of symptoms that occur at the last stage of HIV infection. Between 800,000 and 1.5 million AIDS cases were estimated in China (Michael 2005). Thereby, HIV is now the leading

  • The HIV Conspiracy

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    The HIV Conspiracy HIV has been in the US since 1981, it is the virus that causes AIDS. There is a conspiracy belief that HIV was a manmade virus purposely put into African American communities by the government. HIV is a very deadly virus and is currently an epidemic; numerous methods have been implemented to combat the deadly virus. However, in African American communities, these methods seem to be scarce and unproductive. White americans make up the majority of the US, however, HIV rates are

  • Cut Hunter Theory

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    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 origin of HIV and how it jumped to humans