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    The CCR5-Δ32 Allele: A Natural Resistance to HIV Virus Human immunodeficiency virus, most commonly known as HIV, is an acquired virus that attacks the immune system of the host and eventually leads to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome otherwise known as AIDS. HIV is a relatively new disease in human populations, AIDS was first observed in homosexual males in 1981 (Herron et al., 2014, p. 2). Later, in 1983, soon after the discovery of AIDS, scientists identified HIV virus as being responsible for AIDS, we now know that AIDS is the last stage of HIV infection (Tortora et al., 2013, p. 545). Since then HIV virus has been wrecking havoc in present day populations across the world. Since its discovery in the early 1980’s it has been estimated…

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    Humanitarian relief organizations were established to help countries in crises. India has over a hundred not for profit organizations working toward bettering their country. The National AIDS Control Organization and the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act are two government programs dedicated towards improving the lives of its citizens. Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA) is an Indian social security development act created in 2005 to ensure people…

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    Mary Fisher took center stage at the Republican National Convention, nevertheless constructing a pathos of someone who cares about the Republican party removing its blind fold against the issue of HIV and AIDS. The ethical appeal begins to shroud that has been brought upon to keep the silence to a halt, when Mary Fisher a woman who is HIV positive, not by choice but by unfortunate events goes on to say: “Though I am female and contracted this disease in marriage,” Fisher continues “I am one…

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    HIV/AIDS

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    the mass media, business leaders, trade unions, youth and women movement, schools, colleges in the activities for AIDS prevention. National AIDS and STD control programme should provide simple, clear and accurate information about AIDS in order to create public awareness and understanding of the dangers of the disease. Put more effort in the use of newspaper, radio, television, posters, roadside billboards, drama and songs contests to disseminate information about HIV and AIDS to the general…

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    Mental Health Logic Model

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    Aids Services Organizations are community based organization that provide support for people with HIV and AIDS. Majority of the services received are for people living with HIV and AIDS, however they offer support for families, friends as well as provide prevention tools. Services include family, individual counseling or referral for other resources. Mujeres Unidas Contra el Sida (Women United against AIDS) was started in 1994 in San Antonio, Texas. The agency was established as an outlet for…

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    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. She used many elements of immediacy to capture her audience’s attention such as words and phrases strictly for allotting participation from the audience on a topic that was so controversial during its time. It is…

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    As a young woman, who has family members who are directly affected by Aids, I choose to focus my rhetorical analysis on a speech given by Mary Fisher, a political activist who contracted the virus from someone who she loved and trusted, her second husband. Mary Fisher gave her speech “A Whisper of Aids” at the Republican national convention in 1992 located in Houston Texas; only a year after finding out that she was HIV positive. Mrs. Fisher being an active member in the Republican Party she…

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    Tragically in the next five years the world will be faced with new challenges. However, the United States will be faced with the most. The most eminent challenge the U.S. will face is HIV/AIDS. Like majority of the american population I have baffled around with the topic. Most people who speak or make comments about HIV or AIDS are conversations of Ignorance. I never personally knew anyone who has contracted the virus but I have always been subconsciously curious about the topic. HIV is a virus…

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    Mary Fisher’s “A Whisper of AIDS” speech is arguably one of the most important speeches ever given in American history. When discussing the epidemic of AIDS, Fisher gives a voice to the victims who do not have the power to be heard, she makes the audience realize that change needs to be made because not addressing the problem just because it is not your problem, only makes it worse. She changes the mindset of many people as she gets her point across the audience that people with AIDS are human…

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    Since the first cases were reported in 1981, AIDS has been affecting the lives of many people in the United States. Perceptions of HIV/AIDS have change dramatically over the pass of the years. Contracting the HIV virus meant a death sentence, however with medical improvements and the introduction of more efficient drugs a person with HIV can in a way live a normal life. And because of the advances in medicine people infected with HIV are living longer. Nevertheless, after a person gets infected…

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