Antiretroviral drug

Decent Essays
Improved Essays
Superior Essays
Great Essays
Brilliant Essays
    Page 7 of 50 - About 500 Essays
  • Improved Essays

    Ebola Virus Research

    • 2181 Words
    • 9 Pages

    How has the Ebola virus affected humans and health care around the World? Doctors from all over the United States are trying to make a difference in healthcare in West Africa. The Ebola virus caused a vast amount of fatalities throughout West Africa over the 40 years this disease has been known of. Discovered by Dr. Peter Piot in 1976, health care professionals work hard to educate and to prevent the transmission of the disease as much as possible. The Ebola outbreak in 1976 differs from the…

    • 2181 Words
    • 9 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Zika Virus In Brazil

    • 258 Words
    • 2 Pages

    Brazil has finally declared an end to the public health emergency over the Zika virus after a long 18 month outbreak that affected many citizens of Brazil (Press Associated). Zika, a disease that comes from mosquitoes, was never really considered a major threat to the world until an outbreak that started in 2015 showed that the virus can cause birth defects. One of these birth defects is microcephaly, which causes a baby to be born with a much smaller skull than expected. People became more…

    • 258 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Hepatitis C Hepatitis C, or Hepacivirus, is a virus that when contracted destroys the liver. The virus can never be fully cured, but people who have contracted it can take medication to control the symptoms. The virus is contracted through blood products or from mother to infant during pregnancy or nursing. The virus was found by multiple scientists at the Centers for Disease Control, in 1989. The scientists found that Hepatitis C was the result of nearly every case of hepatitis that wasn't…

    • 382 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Improved Essays

    “The vast majority of people living with HIV are in low-to middle-income countries, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa.” According to AIDS.gov, most people who have HIV/Aids are on the lower end of the socio-economic scale in Africa. This can play an important role in the diseases that are all around in Africa; most of Africa has HIV/AIDS. According to the figure 1 below, 24.7 million people live with HIV and out of the 25.7 million, only 39% of them are receiving treatment. This could be…

    • 867 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    Cd4 Stage 3 Stage 1

    • 271 Words
    • 2 Pages

    Stage three of the disease is when an infected individual begins to exhibit opportunistic infections and CD4 count falls below 500/ ml. The final and heightened stages of HIV infection are often described as full-blown AIDS, wherein the immune system is significantly damaged. The symptoms of this stage include chronic symptoms like rapid weight loss, serious fever (reaching temperature of 100 degrees F), soaking night sweats, chronic diarrhea, vomiting, dry coughs, short breaths, distorted…

    • 271 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    Eebola's The Hot Zone

    • 586 Words
    • 3 Pages

    The Ebola outbreak that began in 2014 was one of the deadliest and fast-moving epidemics the world has seen. Outbreaks mainly began in West Africa and quickly spread worldwide, affecting well over tens of thousands of people. It was not long before much of the world became familiar with the disease through personal connections or hearing about it from the extensive news coverage. Richard Preston, an American author, is very familiar with infectious diseases, and dives into all aspects of…

    • 586 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    life-threatening symptoms. Variola minor, on the other hand, is a less common and mild strain of the virus, and has less than a 1% death rate. No viral disease can be completely “cured”. There are antiviral drugs that can relieve the symptoms of viral diseases. For smallpox, Cidoforvir is a drug that can help make symptoms less severe from smallpox when given within 2 days of exposure. A vaccine has been discovered to prevent smallpox to around 95% of the vaccinated people and provides 3-5 years…

    • 462 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    Attention All Readers: Is the world actually free of deadly Smallpox ? Are you in Danger ?.... The Incurable, cured. May 1980 Smallpox has been declared eradicated by the World Health Assembly. This may be considered internationally the biggest achievement in public health. What is it? Smallpox is a serious infectious disease. About 3 of 10 people who caught it died because of its serious attack on your body. The disease is caused by the variola virus. Signs of smallpox include: Body Aches,…

    • 454 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    useful tool in the diagnosis of Pneumocystis pneumonia, or at least in the screening for the disease. However, it must be noted that false-positive results can arise due to certain factors such as bacteremia, hemodialysis, certain antimicrobial drugs and the administration of immunoglobulin. In addition, the cut-off value that can be used in the diagnosis of Pneumocystis pneumonia still needs to be determined. Krebs von den Lungen-6 (abbreviated as KL-6) is another marker that is expressed on…

    • 598 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Time magazine's talk about the AIDS Epidemic in their Aug. 3, 1992, cover. The audience is mostly educated adults in their early 20's to late 50's. Those are the people that would be most worried about AIDS and how it was affecting America at that time. The cover main title is "losing the battle", in 1992 AIDS became the number one cause of death for U.S. men ages 25 to 44, there was no cure for AIDS. But there were treatments for people living with aids to allow them to live a little longer.…

    • 268 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Page 1 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 50