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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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    knew I was HIV positive would you still treat me as an equal, would you still be my friend, would you still touch me, would you still love me?” These are some of the thoughts that go through the minds of the millions of people worldwide who are currently living with HIV/AIDS. Despite the mass impact of the disease, many still remain ignorant to its definition, history, and effects, leading to the negative associations of those affected. I’m here to give you a brief enlightenment of HIV/AIDS in…

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    AIDS and HIV are deadly diseases that have been occurring for decades. The first report about AIDS was in 1981 when 5 young healthy gay men immune system were not “working“ and 2 of them died by the time the report was published. By the end of the year of 1981, there were over 200 cases of severe immune deficiency among gay men. Back then in 1982, Scientists used AIDS for the first time to describe events that had occur known as opportunistic infections, which are Kaposi 's sarcoma (a type of…

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    of HIV There are many ways that HIV is transmitted but if the risk factors were taken out would there be as many individuals affected by this disease? If there was an immunization to protect the CD4 cells would AIDS be a syndrome anymore? Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome is not possible without the human immunodeficiency virus which is the driving force behind scientists collaborating worldwide in ending and preventing this pandemic. Etiology “The primary etiologic agent of AIDS is HIV, an…

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    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 (Human…

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    The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has devastated the lives of millions. While left untreated, HIV can develop into acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). There is no definitive answer as to where the virus has originated. The public is unsettled by this, as unlike many other diseases, HIV does not leave the body. There are several strains of the virus, categorizing HIV into 3 distinct groups. As there are different strains, there are also many theories as to where AIDS has originated,…

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    HIV/AIDS Case Study

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    pertaining to HIV/AIDs that include issues such as: the percentage of population affected by the disease; historical outbreaks, its approaches, and controlled; objectives and goals the public has implemented to control the disease; the governments influence to minimize the disease; suggested measures to help decrease health risk; and a plan allowing the public to notice such pathogens that are related to the cause of the disease and other health problems. The cumulative HIV…

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    HIV/AIDS has been an untreatable and intractable epidemic since 1981. Many people are unsure of the drastic changes and developments made with this disease. The Centers for Disease Control made a timeline indicating the exact order in which the scientist reported their finding. The Centers for Disease Control (2015) noted information publicly from June 5, 1981 to October 20, 2015, indicating how the disease was found to the information we possess in the 21st century. In Los Angeles, California…

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    Hiv/Aids African Economy

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    HIV/AIDS, although not as prevalent a topic in North America, is a disease that has left the African continent devastated, both economically and socially. Both HIV/AIDS have had and continue to have an immense negative impact on the African population. Theses diseases have caused and are causing poverty, decreasing the size of the economy which is impacting citizens at both a macro and micro level, restructuring the livelihood of African households, and lastly HIV/AIDS are intensifying the…

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    Hiv Virus Research Paper

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    What does the HIV virus do once inside the body? The HIV virus invades and kills certain types of cell that are crucial in the prevention of disease in the immune system. More specifically, they target T-helper cells, which are a type of lymphocyte. The T-helper cells act to produce and release cytokines, which stimulate various immune responses e.g. interleukins trigger B lymphocytes to differentiate into plasma cells which produce antibodies that are crucial in fighting disease. When the…

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