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    AIDS activist Mary Fisher delivered her “A Whisper of AIDS” speech on August 19th, 1992, to a Republican Houston audience. Just before, the AID’s epidemic had ravaged the United States, fueling widespread panic and discrimination. Throughout her speech, Fisher described the impact the disease has on infected and bystander alike, and her call to action from the Republican political leaders in office, to take a stand against the negative connotations subjected to people who have the disease.…

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    Mary Fisher, an American political activist, addresses a worldwide illness at the 1992 Republican National Convention Address in Houston, Texas. At the time, AIDS was a new epidemic; responsible for affecting millions of people and being the death cause of much more. As a result, stereotypes about AIDS had risen, bringing nothing but fear to society. Fisher notices America’s great lack of knowledge towards this disease and the difficulties that come along when it is time to talk about it. She…

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    Ip Reflection

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    Introduction The past seven weeks I have experienced at UCT have played a role towards my becoming an integrated health professional. I have learnt how the three dimensions of the IHP diagram, identified by Olckers, Gibbs and Duncan (2007: 1) as Empathy, Knowledge and Reflection, all contribute to this journey. In this essay I will draw on two impactful events that have aided me in the three dimensions mentioned above through my thoughts and feelings prior, during and after the respective…

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    Tenvir-EM vs Truvada Truvada and Tenvir-EM are two drugs that are categorized as Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis or PrEP for short. PrEP is a medication that prevents the contraction of HIV. It is most commonly prescribed to individuals who are at high risk for contraction, mainly gay men. PrEP is only prescribed to people who are healthy and do not have HIV. PrEP is not a treatment, only a preventative measure. PrEP has been shown to reduce the risk of contracting HIV by 92%. Tenvir-EM is the…

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    In this assignment we are looking at the physical development and characteristic of young adulthood and how HIV/AIDS is contracted, and the effect it has on the person living with it and those close or living with the person and how we can prevent it. 2. MAIN CONTENT 2.1 The physical development and the health of the young adulthood Physical development According to Zastrow, C. (2010). Hands and fingers decreases after mid-30s, muscular strength is attained between age 25 and 30 and begin…

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    HIV Infection Stages

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    chronic (the latent or asymptomatic) and finally AIDS (1). When there is no treatment, HIV infection will progress from one stage to another and weaken the immune system during this process until it finally reaches AIDS. However, HIV medicines and antiretroviral therapy (ART) can stop HIV from advancing to AIDS (1). This essay presents the three stages of HIV infection in a way which shows when each stage begins and how it affects the body. The first stage is the acute HIV infection which…

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    And The Band Played On

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    The film And The Band Played On is a 1993 docudrama film by Roger Spottiswoode depicting the epidemic of the AIDS virus. As the film first starts off, Dr. Francis whose working for the CDC heads over to Africa to study the Ebola Fever. The Ebola outbreak was controlled before it reached further distance of the outside world, but it was a warning for worse to come. HIV, also known as Human Immunodeficiency Virus is a virus that attacks the immune system. After time, when the immune system becomes…

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    Based upon your comprehensive understanding of course readings and videos, choose a specific agent (CBRN) that you learned about in the course. Discuss the technical aspects of the specific agent, discuss your opinion (supported by course material) on the future threats using such an agent, and discuss possible prevention methods to diminish the risk or threat of an attack. Over the last eight weeks there was a lot of information in regards to the realm of all things CBRN. Walking in with…

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    When studying an epidemic there is much more to it than the medical aspect; the social occurrence. Even after the disease and its ways of transmission were accurate identified, fear and ignorance remained widespread. In the mid- and even later 1980s, “AIDS hysteria” became a familiar term in the media and public life. Before the disease was officially called “AIDS”, in 1982, it went by “gay-related immune deficiency” (GRID). Homosexuality was no socially accepted in the 1980’s, making it…

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    Genvoya Case Study

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    tablet (elvitegravir 150 mg/cobicistat 150 mg/emtricitabine 200 mg/tenofovir alafenamide 10 mg) orally once daily with food; indefinitely duration Rational: Based on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ guideline for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in Adults and Adolescents Living with HIV, the recommended initial regimens are DTG/ABC/3TC, DTG+tenofovir/FTC, EVG/c/tenofovir/FTC, RAL+tenofovir/FTC. There are several patients’ specific characteristics we need to consider. Firstly,…

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