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    Signs and Symptoms: HIV should be viewed as a continuum which includes initial infection, asymptomatic latent infection, symptomatic infection and end-stage AIDS diagnosis. The progression along a person’s continuum cannot be predicted as it varies from person to person. Since each person’s progression through HIV is different, each person should be viewed as an individual regardless of symptoms they may present with. There are various symptoms that a person can present with during the initial infection of HIV, however the symptoms are so miscellaneous that patients often mistake symptoms for other viral infections or bodily stress. It is important that providers keep in mind that acute HIV infection can often present much like a mononucleosis…

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    Introduction South Africa has the largest number of HIV infections, with approximately 6.4 million people living with HIV ( Shisana O et al., 2014) and 29.5% (National Department of Health, 2014) of this part were pregnant women. Figure 1 (Barron et al., 2013) showed prevalence of HIV infection among pregnant women from 1990 and 2010. From 2002 to 2012, HIV prevalence decreased among children (Avert, 2015). However, there were 9% of newly infected with HIV live in South Africa in 2011 (UNAIDS,…

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    Lesotho creates a barrier for individuals to access these healthcare facilities (Coburn, Okano, and Blower 2013). Access to Healthcare Despite the continued efforts to combat the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa, the infection rate and prevalence of HIV are still on the rise in small countries such as Lesotho. A contributing factor to the rise in infection rates and prevalence of HIV in Lesotho is the lack of individuals getting screened for HIV. Many individuals who are infected do not get…

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    HIV (also known as the human immunodeficiency virus) is a virus which targets and attacks the immune system which in turn weakens your ability to fight infections and disease. If left untreated the HIV can lead to a disease called AIDS (which is known as the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). HIV affects the specific cells of the immune system which are called the CD4 cells and if left untreated, HIV can eliminate so many cells from the body and ultimately the body cannot fight off other…

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    HIV is the Human immunodeficiency virus. The virus was recognized in a chimpanzee by scientist in Africa. They believe that it is the same cause of HIV infections found in humans. The type of infection found in chimpanzees are called the simian immunodeficiency virus that was spread to humans and also mutated into HIV. There was a time when human hunted chimpanzee for meat and was in contact with their blood that is infected. In past studies it showed that HIV have showed up in apes and…

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    Do you know for sure if you are HIV negative? Have you ever been tested for HIV/AIDS? These are questions people should know and ask themselves periodically. If rattled by those questions you are at risk for many diseases. Especially since the average person doesn’t know their status. That’s why society should become informed about one of the most fatal STDs … HIV/AIDS. Being aware of the causes, effects, and ways to prevent HIV/AIDS is crucial so that it won’t be left to the imagination. HIV…

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    HIV and Aids are known diseases, yet few people actually understand what they are. It is important to know the facts about HIV and Aids, so that one can understand how treatment works. HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. HIV is similar to many other viruses, like the virus that causes the “flu.” However, the body can fight against the virus that causes the “flu” but can’t fight against HIV. This is because HIV weakens the immune system by destroying T-cells or CD4 cells, which are…

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    HIV and AIDS With the use of descriptive epidemiology we can explore public health problems that affect individuals and communities. Observational studies focus on assessing the health status of communities and evaluating the outbreak of a new disease or occurrence (Chamberlain University, 2018). One public health problem that has been since the 1980s is HIV/AIDS. This virus is said to have crossed from chimps to humans in the 1920s and is now affecting millions of people all over the world. …

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    RUA: HIV/AIDS HIV, which stands for, human immunodeficiency virus is a virus caused by the HIV infection. AIDS, which stands for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, which is caused by HIV. HIV is a virus meanwhile AIDS is more a syndrome. HIV triggers AIDS and interferes with the bodies’ ability to fight various infections (Johnson, 2015). Epidemiology of the disease HIV/AIDS is now a global pandemic. As of 2012 approximately 35.2 million people are living in the world with HIV globally.…

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    small pox, a common cold, chicken pox, influenza, shingles, herpes, polio, rabies, and AIDS. These are only some of the viral infections. In some cases, cancer may up rise from the virus, but it is not very common. (Emiliani, C. 1993) Introduction 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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