Essays Tagged: "Hiv And Aids"

HIV the Silent Killer

Like the majority of the American population I have lived in a cloud of ignorance about the HIV and AIDS crisis. I have never know anyone close to me that has been infected with either of the ... ing about this topic I will start from the begging of the disease and discuss where it's at now.The HIV and AIDS disease has been around for awhile although no one has been able to pin point it's orig ...

(7 pages) 212 2 4.4 Dec/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

What is AIDS .

ur skin. It respects noreligion, it can effect every single one of us.What's the difference between HIV and AIDS?AIDS stands for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. HIV is the virus thatcauses AIDS. ... seases which a healthy person's body wouldnormally fight off quite easily.How long does it take for HIV to cause AIDS?The length of time between being infected with HIV and being diagnosed withAIDS de ...

(4 pages) 41 0 3.3 Aug/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases


is a recently recognized disease. It is caused by infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Aids is a complicated illness that may involve several phases. It is caused by a virus that ca ... ncy or sometimes known as immune deficiency syndrome. It results from infection with a virus called HIV, which stands for human immunodeficiency virus.Amongst our modern day society there are many con ...

(5 pages) 113 0 4.8 Aug/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

This is an essay discussing whether or not AIDS testing should be mandatory.

they are at risk of being infected. With the proper precautions, the chances of being infected with HIV are slim. With this epidemic of HIV and AIDS come many controversial issues, probably because of ... transmitted and greatly associated with the gay community. One of these issues being whether or not HIV testing should be mandatory for certain groups of people. Some believe that candidates for manda ...

(4 pages) 59 0 4.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Imagine a World - AIDS in San Francisco

-called cancer would have. Since then it has been discovered that it was not a cancer but the virus HIV and it has become a global epidemic. HIV and AIDS impacts people of all ethnicities, genders and ... nesses where medical responses do not suffice. Behavioural interventions are also necessary.What is HIV/AIDS?AIDS refers to the most advanced stage of infection caused by the human immunodeficiency vi ...

(11 pages) 41 0 3.5 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

TOP 11 Health Concerns

TOP 11 HEALTH CONCERNS-HIV and AIDS support-Diabetes-Backache-Arthritis-Heart Health-Depression-Weight Loss and Obesity-All ...

(3 pages) 46 0 3.8 Sep/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

AIDS in Women.

ue to the fervent efforts of health educators, young people today have a very intimate knowledge of HIV and AIDS. These students were born in the early eighties at the beginning of the AIDS epidemic. ... it can and cannot be contracted. Health educators made sure that students were well-informed about HIV and presented the topic as being gender neutral. Although pop culture and the media claimed that ...

(6 pages) 24 0 0.0 Nov/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

HIV/AIDS in Botswana.

An estimated 25 million people in Africa were living with AIDS in 2003 (AIDS and HIV Statistics for Africa). In Botswana alone, the AIDS prevalence rate is an immense 36.5% (HIV and ... in Botswana). In Botswana, AIDS has been an ongoing epidemic since the first case reported in 1985 (HIV and AIDS in Botswana). AIDS is caused by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), which weakens a ... . AIDS is transmitted through both homosexual and heterosexual intercourse, blood transfusions with HIV positive blood, sharing of infected needles, and HIV positive mothers passing the disease to the ...

(6 pages) 30 0 1.7 Jan/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Nature Magnitude and distribution of HIV-AIDS in Australia

Human Immunodeficiency Virus – Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV-AIDS) is a terminal illness, which brings about a gradual deterioration in the bodies’ immune s ... immune system, leaving the person vulnerable to disease and infections, which can result in death. HIV-AIDS carries with it a large social stigma for those who contract it because transmission is mos ... predominant through homosexual contact. Several communities have a higher risk of being affected by HIV-AIDS and these factors tend to be gender, age, sexual orientation and area of living. While HIV- ...

(5 pages) 11 0 2.0 Aug/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases


Aids first appeared in 1959. Its definition states that its any of a group of retroviruses and esp. HIV-1 that infect and destroy helper T cells of the immune system causing the marked reduction in th ... S virus, human immunodeficiency virus. A retrovirus is any of a group of RNA-containing viruses (as HIV) that produce reverse transcriptase by means of which DNA is produced using their RNA as a templ ...

(3 pages) 19 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Antiviral Drugs

st important role in research to create new miracle drugs. We look to find lifesaving therapies for HIV and AIDS which has suggested creative ways to fight not only HIV but other viruses, too. . Virus ... oke a protective immune response.Several vaccines are being investigated for preventing or treating HIV. But HIV's genes mutate rapidly, giving rise to many strains; a vaccine that induces a reaction ...

(6 pages) 18 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

HIV/AIDS in the Indigenous Community

HIV/AIDS is a deadly infectious disease that has killed millions across the globe. HIV (human immuno ... the white blood cells (called CD4+ T-lymphocytes or CD4 T-cells) of the body's immune system. Thus, HIV reduces the ability of the body's immune system to respond to infection, increasing susceptibili ... on, increasing susceptibility to opportunistic infections and some types of cancer. Transmission of HIV in Australia occurs primarily through sexual contact between men. The virus can be transmitted a ...

(5 pages) 38 0 5.0 Jun/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Talking with your Children

then the subject of STI's (sexually transmitted infections) must come up, especially the topics of HIV and AIDS. Explain the risks of pregnancy as well as the importance of protection. Leave no stone ...

(3 pages) 419 0 0.0 Aug/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Short Essay on AIDS and HIV

What is HIV? What is AIDS? Two big questions which have been answered only recently. What we still don't und ... S? Two big questions which have been answered only recently. What we still don't understand is what HIV and AIDS bring to. Is it just death and physical sufferings? No. There is much more. Alongside t ... ues surrounding the availability of treatment in different countries, but first I must explain what HIV and AIDS are.Basically, HIV is the virus and AIDS is what you get from it. In fact, HIV stands f ...

(2 pages) 24 0 0.0 Nov/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Safe Injection Sites

mbia. Opening in 2003 with the hopes to help controlthe usage of dirty needles, which would lead to HIV and AIDS with users. Insitedescribes itself as, "Insite was designed to be accessible to injecti ... ce to inject drugs may help reduce syringe-sharing, thereby preventing the spread ofhepatitis C and HIV/AIDS," ( 1). Although scientists have said the health impactsof safe injection sites would ...

(5 pages) 33 1 4.5 Mar/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

Internet Censorship

nquired Mrs. Anderson after asking her 7th grade students to turn in their reports on the impact of HIV and AIDs. "I tried Mrs. Anderson," replied Michael "but the computers at home and in the librari ...

(3 pages) 13 0 0.0 Apr/2009

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Marketing

TB in India

TB in IndiaIntroductionThe increasing rate of human immunodefi ciency virus (HIV) infection in many countries has had an impact on tuberculosis (TB) epidemiology. While TB preva ... ained stable, TB incidence continues to rise, especially in countries most severely affected by the HIV epidemic as well as those facing political turmoil, migration, poverty and unemployment and wher ... political turmoil, migration, poverty and unemployment and where intravenous drug abuse is rampant. HIV is the most important known risk factor that promotes progression to active TB in people with My ...

(21 pages) 26 0 0.0 Apr/2010

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Essay on the Issue of Aids

as they start to learn more they are then introduced to the dissidents' side of AIDS, that is that HIV does not cause AIDS. This controversy makes it hard for people to fully understand HIV and AIDS, ... very dangerous thing as AIDS is spreading more throughout our earth people need to be informed that HIV does exist and is a deathly virus, HIV does cause AIDS, and that ATZ do not cause AIDS.Acquired ...

(8 pages) 37 1 0.0 May/2010

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Unemployment rate of zimbabwe

vailable.In Zimbabwe, one of the problems for the early deaths are the 20.1% of the population with HIV and AIDS while in Qatar, people who are living with HIV/AIDS are fewer than 200. Qatar 's FlagZi ...

(6 pages) 4 0 0.0 Jul/2011

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Live, Laugh, Love Essay About Hiv

English 101 CAL22 June 2011Live, Laugh, Love….Growing up, I've heard the words AIDS and HIV. These words have so much meaning and emotions connected with them. Ever since we've heard about ... any times; it must be hard living with this disease. People usually discriminate against those with HIV and AIDS. There was a time where people didn't want to touch because of HIV or AIDS. In the movi ...

(6 pages) 1 0 0.0 Dec/2011

Subjects: Literature Research Papers