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  • HIV And Poverty And HIV

    HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. HIV is able to hide for a long period of time in the cells and attack the immune system, specially the T cells. These cells are in the body to fight infections and diseases, but when someone gets infected with HIV these invades the T cells and makes copies of itself and destroys them. As time goes by HIV can destroy many T cells, which affects the body by making the body weak and not able to fight infections and diseases anymore. HIV id divided into three stages, the early stage, the clinical latency stage, and the final stage. The virus can be transmitted through different ways. It can be transmitted through body fluids such as blood, semen, rectal fluids, vaginal fluids, and breast milk. In order…

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  • Complications Of HIV: What Is HIV?

    What is HIV? Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a Lentivirus from the family Retroviridiae[1] ,which infects CD4+ T cells, dendritic cells and macrophages[2]. This results in a loss in immune function and eventually acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) when CD4+ cell count is very low[3]. There were approximately 1.5 million deaths in 2013 as a result of HIV-related causes[4] , many of these deaths occur due to the immune system being too weak to defend itself against opportunistic…

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  • HIV And HIV Among Youth

    Literature Review About 50,000 people are infected with HIV each year, and one in four is thirteen to twenty four years old. Youth make up seven percent of the more than one million people in the US living with HIV. About 12,000 youth were infected with HIV in 2010 (HIV Among Youth in the US, 2012). HIV has become the sixth leading cause of death among the adolescent population (Romer et al., 1994). This is important given the steady growth in the estimated numbers of persons living with…

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  • HIV Testing Behaviors And Perceptions Of HIV

    Since the beginning of the epidemic, HIV becomes the fear of many individuals who were HIV positive. As we know today, the HIV virus can affect anyone, HIV does not discriminate specific age groups, economic background or race. According to Stephenson in his journal article, HIV Testing Behaviors and Perceptions of Risk of HIV Infection among MSM with Main Partners individuals become infected through sexual intercourse, sharing of needles, pregnancy, and blood transfusions (2015). It was very…

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  • The Impact Of HIV And HIV In Older Adults

    HIV/AIDS in Older Adults HIV is the abbreviation for Human immunodeficiency virus. HIV is an enveloped retrovirus which interferes with your body 's ability to fight the organisms by damaging your immune system. HIV is a sexually transmitted infection. It can also be spread by contact with infected blood, from mother to child during pregnancy or childbirth, breast-feeding and so on. HIV affects the immune system, especially CD4 cells, or T cells. Over time, HIV destroys immune system; the body…

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  • Essay On HIV: The Final Stage Of HIV

    HIV Jennifer Raymond Kaplan University HIV The human immunodeficiency virus is commonly referred to as HIV. HIV is a virus that causes damage or kills the body’s immune system cells (HIV/AIDS, 2016). While it is attacking the immune system, HIV destroys CD4 positive T cells, which is a type of white blood cell that is extremely vital to fighting off infection (Understanding HIV/AIDS). The most advanced stage, or more commonly referred to as the “final stage” of HIV, is AIDS; which stands…

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  • Hiv Essay

    HIV is a virus that attaches itself to humans it kills millions slowly. HIV, stands for human immunodeficiency virus. hiv is a lot like other viruses including those that cause the flu or common cold but there is a big and important difference the difference is that over time your immune system can clear viruses out of your body .that doesn 't happen with hiv because the human immune system can 't seem to get rid of it..hiv can hide for a long time in the cells of your body it attacks a key…

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  • The Causes Of HIV

    Human immunodeficiency virus, HIV, is one the world’s most fatal illnesses. (Regents of the University of California) It is a virus in which attacks the Immune system, also known…

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  • The Effects Of HIV

    of people. HIV is a deadly disease that has changed the world by taking millions of lives. Because HIV is a sexually transmitted disease, raising awareness, as introducing new methods for a safer sex is as vital as finding a cure. “HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is a lentivirus that causes the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infection and cancer to thrive. A person can be…

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  • HIV/AIDS

    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 public. Public information campaign should aim at: 1. Increasing knowledge and concern about HIV and AIDS. 2. Promoting safer sexual behavior thus reducing the sexual transmission of HIV. 3. Encouraging respect and compassion for people living with HIV/AIDS…

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