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    HIV/AIDS PUBLIC HEALTH POLICIES 2 HIV/AIDS Public Health Policies The devastating impact of HIV/AIDS is experienced throughout the world. In order to conduct an in-depth examination of public health policies regarding this disease, the nations of Egypt and Tanzania were selected. These nations were chosen as while they are both located in the continent of Africa, they possess dramatically different rates of occurrence of HIV/AIDS. The prevalence of HIV as the percent of…

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    HIV is a human immunodeficiency virus that weakens the Immune system by making it impossible to fight of the virus. There is no known cure for HIV/AIDs but there are medications available so, with proper treatment it can be controlled. HIV affect all races but Africans/ Americans are the racial group that is most affected by HIV/AIDs. Most the new diagnosis occurred within the African/American community and gay/bisexual African men are even more affected by it. According to the CDC, African…

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    made an appearance or re-emergence over the last couple of decades – HIV being among the most prevalent and devastating. HIV, or the human immunodeficiency virus, “is a chronic infectious disease passed from one person to another through blood-to-blood or sexual contact” (Hoeger, Hoeger, Hoeger, & Fawson, 2015). HIV was originally formed in chimpanzees in Central Africa, and spread to humans through infected blood (What is HIV/AIDS?, 2015). Once the virus has entered into the body, it replicates…

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    There are approximately 37 million people living with HIV in the world today. More than two-thirds of these people reside in sub-Saharan Africa (amfar, 2015). The country with the highest rate of HIV/AIDS is Swaziland, which will be the main area of focus. However, we plan to implement the program among surrounding regions as well. Although this disease now affects young women and children the most, the problem begins with older males who have contracted the disease. As the rate of disease…

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    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 HIV/AIDS, and the absence of an…

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    but that did not stop the dying,” James Vellequette, who has been living with HIV for twenty-six years, admitted during the interview about his life in the time of the HIV and AIDS epidemic. “I live with a quiet ticking noise in the back of my head thinking that I am always running out of time” (qtd. in Anderson-Minshall). As it is defined in Aiken’s book Dying, Death, and Bereavement, Human Immunodeficiency Virus, or HIV, is a virus which attacks the infected person’s immune system, making it…

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    HIV Simulation Research

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    In conclusion, the overall aim of our project was to research the mathematical modelling of HIV and then create our own simulation. Obviously with our simulation, and in fact any simulation, we faced various difficulties. In definition, a simulation is an imitation or representation of a system using another system. (Dictionary.com) Thus by definition it will never be truly accurate to real life, the goal is to make it as accurate as possible and to take into account the margin of errors in the…

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    Human immunodeficiency virus or HIV is a virus that is exclusively transmitted through contact with infected bodily fluids such as unprotected sex, using dirty needles, along with childbirth from an infected mother. HIV causes great harm to the body by attacking the body’s immune system by destroying a type of white blood cell known as the T-helper cell. This damages the immune system and reduces the body’s ability to fight off other infections. If left untreated HIV can develop into acquired…

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    HIV/AIDS: A Daily Conversation for Prevention Every day, HIV/AIDS effects millions of people, especially in Africa, and becomes a theme in everyday discussion even though we do not hear about it. People adapt their behavior to the constant risk of HIV/AIDS infection to decrease their risk of exposure. Today, HIV/AIDS is treatable, allowing people to resume their lives unaffected, but many people still continue to spread the disease, an issue in Malawi. To take on the epidemic in Malawi, everyday…

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    results from this review highlight the complex interaction between socioeconomic status and HIV. All the different were universal in showing a significant association between low SES and HIV. Due to the fact that socioeconomic status encompasses a vast range of factors, it impacts HIV directly and indirectly, affecting transmission of the disease, management, drug adherence and overall quality of life of HIV positive individuals. A common trend in the articles was the association between lack of…

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