Essays Tagged: "opportunistic infections"

How Has Aids Affected Our Society?

killed in the U.S. and North America before the early 1970s. However in the early 1980s, 'deaths by opportunistic infections, previously observed mainly in tissue-transplant recipients receiving immun ...

(5 pages) 282 1 4.5 Oct/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

HIV / AIDS Adequacy Program

ertain cancers. Individuals diagnosed with AIDS are susceptible to life-threatening diseases called opportunistic infections, which are caused by microbes that usually do not cause illness in healthy ...

(9 pages) 214 1 4.1 Apr/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

Definitions in biology.

ting in a defect in cell-mediated immune response that is manifested by increased susceptibility to opportunistic infections and to certain rare cancers, especially Kaposi's sarcoma. It is transmitted ...

(13 pages) 100 0 4.3 Sep/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

AIDS In the World: This essay is about AIDS. How AIDS effect, the prevention, and all about AIDS.

ase. Caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), AIDS leaves an infected person vulnerable to opportunistic infections.In fact, the teenagers are most typically affected by AIDS and also people ... therapy using drugs that suppress HIV replication; medications and other treatments that fight the opportunistic infections and cancers that commonly accompany HIV infection; and support mechanisms t ...

(3 pages) 247 1 4.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

My Teaching Lessons for a Student that doesn't know anything about AIDS

the immune system. A damaged immune system is unable to protect the body against certain specific `opportunistic' infections and tumors.These are called opportunistic because they are caused by o ... different people with AIDS may experience different clinical problems, depending on which specific opportunistic infections they develop. This is what a syndrome means - a collection of different si ...

(3 pages) 30 0 4.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Treatment of Acute and Chronical Bacterial Prostatitis Caused by Staphylococcus Epidermidis.

rmal flora of skin in man, coagulase negative Staphylococci are now a major cause of nosocomial and opportunistic infections. This article presents the various possible treatments of bacterial prostat ... idermidis is normally resident in the skin flora, the gut and upper respiratory tract. It is a true opportunistic pathogen, normally requiring a major breach in the host's defence to establish infecti ...

(9 pages) 56 0 4.5 Aug/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Microbiology

HIV and Periodontal Disease

problems faced by people infected with HIV result from failure of the immune system to protect from opportunistic infections and cancers. Article goes in detail on several staging systems that were em ...

(10 pages) 84 2 4.6 May/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases


ht loss, fatigue, and lymphadenopathy (persistent, unexplained swelling of the lymph nodes), but no opportunistic infections (illnesses that healthy immune systems fight off) or Kaposi's sarcoma, he i ... n who is not experiencing any symptoms. It continues to a symptomatic stage in which the person has opportunistic infections, ...

(5 pages) 11 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Elevated Causes of AIDS

nity to infect the body. Only at this point, a person's immune system is weakened enough for these "opportunistic" infections to attack.HIV infects and kills a type of white blood cell called the CD4 ... mmune system is doing. If a person with HIV infection has a CD4 count that drops below 200 -- or if opportunistic infections appear. When the CD4 count drops a person is considered to have AIDS. Treat ...

(2 pages) 11 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Year 10 HIV health assignment

teria that cause disease. Basically it weaken the body’s ability to fight off disease.What are opportunistic infection?Opportunistic infections (OI) are infections which are caused by pathogens w ... s, they basically hinder the progress of replication of the virus) and those which treat or prevent opportunistic infectionsHow has Australia prevented an epidemic of HIV taking over the country?Due t ...

(3 pages) 11 0 3.0 Sep/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

The HIV Epidemic

cult to heal. AIDS (Acquired Deficiency Syndrome) develops when some one infected with HIV develops Opportunistic Infections (OIs), severe infections would not ordinarily cause disease in a person wit ... ands for highly active antiretroviral therapy). Doctors may also prescribe drugs to prevent certain opportunistic infections - for example; some antibiotics can help prevent PCP, especially in kids. ( ...

(6 pages) 23 0 0.0 Apr/2009

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Aids-related Cancers

e destroyed, the patient becomes at greater risk for developing an AIDS-related cancer, among other opportunistic infections. Since HIV is transmitted through blood and other bodily fluids, infections ...

(3 pages) 13 0 0.0 Jun/2010

Subjects: Science Essays