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    it worsening to AIDS. This is a chronic, debilitating disease that often leads to death. HIV/AIDS is a communicable disease that is most commonly transmitted through sexual contact. However, additional ways the disease can spread includes: injection drug use, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, occupational exposure, blood transfusions, and organ transplants. The virus is transmitted through body fluids such as, blood, semen, pre-seminal fluid, rectal fluids, vaginal fluids, and breast milk.…

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    infections is a significant public health problem. In 2013, there were 107,800 people living with HIV infection in the UK, of which 43,500 were men who have sex with men (MSM). (Public Health England, 2014, 4) If taken prophylactically, a new antiretroviral drug, Truvada, has been shown to be highly effective to protect HIV-negative people who engage in high-risk behaviour, such as having unprotected sexual intercourse or multiple sex partners. (Aidsmap, 2015, 3) However, whether the NHS should…

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    HIV Prevalence

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    Introduction The global population has experienced severe widespread of health-related issues over the years. Among the many pandemics that have hit the world at large is HIV/AIDS. The deadly virus has claimed many lives in the recent past. However, increased knowledge on how to combat the virus and ways to prevent infection by the virus has played a significant role in reducing HIV prevalence. This paper presents an array of HIV-related issues including the global statistics of HIV prevalence,…

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    HIV Infection Paper

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    choose random over the counter drugs in order to get rid of this problem. The prophylactic intervention should come in with more accuracy here because we are dealing with a subject that has a weaker immune system in comparison with the rest of the patients. The primary requirement talks about a proper diagnostic process; a symptomatic treatment can prove fatal in some cases, and it can inflate the problem to the level where it will become uncontrollable. Antiretroviral therapy is required in…

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    HIV In Brazil

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    country had a fast response to the outbreak, developing government departments to fight the disease and securing global and domestic funding. This was followed by many policies and programs. Including universal and free treatment of HIV/AIDS through antiretroviral therapy (ART), increased awareness of condom use, the creation of needle exchanges, blood screenings, the proper treatment of pregnant women that were infected, and partnering with non-government organizations…

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    partners the more risk there is. - STI'S: STI stands for sexually transmitted infections and having a lot of them in your body and on your genitals it can open sores where HIV can easily enter. - The use of Intravenous drugs: Needles and syringes are often shared when intravenous drugs are used by people and this means blood droplets can be exposed and transmitted easily. - Are an uncircumcised man: Heterosexual transmission of HIV can be more at risk with the lack of circumcision. HIV…

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    Unicef Case Study

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    living with HIV are taking ART to prevent mother to child transmission (Unicef). In 2014 they have also seen a 60% reduction in Aids related death among children (Unicef). Unicef tires to promote HIV testing to mothers, and start them on anti-viral drugs to reduce the chance of transmission. The harder demographic to reach and treat is the young adults. According to Unicef, there are 26 new infections among adolescent every hour (Unicef) of those adolescent infections, 7 in 10 are among…

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    Overview Of HIV

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    do so with accuracy or with error (known as a mutation). Because of viral mutation, or errors in copying itself, HIV can vary from one individual to another. The ability of the virus to change is also how it can, at times, evade suppression by antiretroviral therapy. (htpps://aidsinfo.nih.gov/education-materials/fact-sheets/19/58/f)…

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    happens to some degree no matter what since bacteria are constantly evolving; resistance can only be slowed down but can never be completely stopped. The misuse (e.g. incorrect dosage or duration of dose) and unnecessary prescription of antibiotic drugs among humans are major contributing factors to resistance. The overuse…

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    and stay in the body. HIV reservoirs are invisible in the body and not sensitive against HIV drugs. Researchers believes that reservoirs cells are cells that are preventing HIV from being cured. AIDS Research Alliances proposed a strategy to find the reservoirs by activating them, so they can make replicate virus with the combination of HAART, Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy. They are developing a drug called prostratin that can help activate the reservoirs, while keeping the other cells…

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