Essays Tagged: "hiv infection"


s syphilis,b) anal herpes or gonorrhea appears to make someone morec) oral susceptible to acquiring HIV infection during sex with aninfected partner2. blood transfusions - since November 1985 in Canad ... ner2. blood transfusions - since November 1985 in Canada all blood and blood products aretested for HIV antibodies3. infection drug users by sharing needles or syringes with someone already infected4. ...

(2 pages) 61 1 4.8 Feb/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

HIV Babies

rials of zidovudine cut the risk for mother to child transmission of human immune deficiency virus (HIV) by two thirds. Although, this year, it is the basis for new federal recommendations that all pr ... , this year, it is the basis for new federal recommendations that all pregnant women should receive HIV testing and counseling. But, these findings have been cause of protests by several activist grou ...

(4 pages) 80 0 4.8 Dec/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

HIV and AIDS, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

41,000 deaths have been reported in the United States alone. This is only the tip of the iceberg of HIV infection, however. It is estimated that nearly 1 million Americans had been infected with the v ... a heavy burden of this illness.No cure or vaccine now exists for AIDS. Many of those infected with HIV may not even be aware that they carry and can spread the virus. Combating it is a major challeng ...

(3 pages) 114 0 3.0 Feb/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sex & Sexuality


that exists for AIDS, but scientists belive a man bythe name of Dr. David Ho has discovered a cure. HIV infectionand AIDS represent one of the most pressing public policy andpublic health problems wor ... ence,the presence of opportunistic diseases, and a range of otherconditions. Other complications of HIV infection include fever,diarrhea, severe weight loss, and swollen lymph nodes. WhenHIV-infected ...

(2 pages) 44 0 4.0 Jan/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology


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

HIV/AIDS epidemic - the major causes and possible correspondence.

Since the first clinical evidence of AIDS was reported two decades ago, HIV/AIDS has spread to every corner of the world. Economic insecurity, displacement caused by confli ... violence and abuse, and social exclusion are only part of the numerous factors contributing to the HIV/AIDS prevalence. HIV/AIDS affects both rich and poor citizens in both developed and developing c ... and developing countries, and it is one of the biggest challenges the world is facing.A majority of HIV infection world wide occurs through sex between men and women. However, many people infected wit ...

(3 pages) 109 0 4.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases


,000 to 1.2 million people in the United States are infected with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) (American Social Health Association). Unlike many diseases, HIV infection and AIDS are preventa ... t from one individual to other.DEFINING AIDSAIDS stands for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome and HIV means Human immunodeficiency virus. A general misconception is that a person who has an HIV posi ...

(6 pages) 105 1 4.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Hypothesis Identification Article Analysis

statistics.By evaluated the ability of key theoretical variables to prospectively predict level of HIV risk behavior at six months following the initial assessment among an understudied population of ... . They found that ethnicity, pretreatment condom use level and condom attitudes at intake predicted HIV risk at a 6-month follow-up. However, a number of variables (e.g.; perceived susceptibility to H ...

(3 pages) 798 1 5.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)

or focuses will be on MD3003 Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, where the drugs used to suppress HIV, and the ways in which they work will be outlined; MD3004, Preventive Medicine and addiction stu ... l be outlined; MD3004, Preventive Medicine and addiction studies, which will tell the ways in which HIV infection can be prevented.2.0 OverviewThe sources of information for this essay were mostly fro ...

(19 pages) 100 1 4.0 Jun/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Microbiology

Methods of Preventing HIV Aids

If you do not engage in sexual activity or intravenous drug use your chances of HIV infection are virtually nil. However, for those people who do engage in either of these activiti ... . However, for those people who do engage in either of these activities, the methods for preventing HIV infection include condoms, lubricant, sterile needles and syringes, methadone and bleach.Condoms ... 0 needle-exchange-scheme chemists. Needle Exchanges also provide free condoms, referral to drug and HIV-treatment agencies and education about safe sex. If a situation arose in which an HIV-infected u ...

(1 pages) 24 0 1.0 Jul/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Aids in India

India has had a sharp increase in the estimated number of HIV infections, from a few thousand in the early 1990s to around 5.1 million children and adults liv ... illion children and adults living with HIV/AIDS in 2003. With a population of over one billion, the HIV epidemics in India will have a major impact on the overall spread of HIV in Asia and the Pacific ... occur within the same state. The epidemics differ, from states with mainly gay sex transmission of HIV, to some states where injecting drug use is the main route of HIV transmission.It's easy to unde ...

(12 pages) 36 0 1.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

HIV and Periodontal Disease

"Periodontal Considerations in the HIV-Positive Patient" by the Committee on Research, Science and Therapy of The American Academy of P ... an Academy of Periodontology shows a correlation between a worldwide public health problem known as HIV and periodontal disease. This article reviews clinical signs and symptoms, treatments, and the p ... ntal disease. This article reviews clinical signs and symptoms, treatments, and the pathogenesis of HIV-related periodontal findings. HIV predominant mode of transmission is thru heterosexual contact. ...

(10 pages) 84 2 4.6 May/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases


ven true since AIDS is now the most severe, life threatening disease. Most people infected with the HIV virus (the virus that causes AIDS) seem healthy, and do not realize they have been infected. A p ... earlier the discovery is made, the sooner the individual can start on a treatment program. With the HIV virus, there is an incubation period where the virus cannot be determined or where side effects ...

(8 pages) 22 0 3.0 Jun/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Transmission of Aids

quired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) is a fatal infection caused by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). The virus attacks the body's immune system and, over a period of time, destroys it. This disab ... fight off infections by other germs and the growth of cancers, eventually resulting in death.HOW IS HIV SPREAD? HIV is spread through the exchange of bodily fluids, which contain a high large amount o ...

(2 pages) 865 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Elevated Causes of AIDS

n the world. To help reduce our AIDS problems in the United States, protection is needed as well as HIV tests. Knowing your status would be helpful also in reducing this problem in the African America ... the African American race and all other ethnics.AIDS stand for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. HIV -- human immunodeficiency virus -- causes AIDS. Getting HIV infection is not the same as having ...

(2 pages) 11 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

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

Combination Therapy for HIV infection

are best treated with combination therapy. Soon after drugs were developed to treat infection with HIV-the virus that cause AIDS, most phsicians and researchers noticed that taking a combination of d ... noticed that taking a combination of drugs directed against the virus may synergistically slow down HIV infection and help infected people live longer. HIV belongs to a group of viruses called retrovi ...

(2 pages) 899 0 0.0 Jul/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Analyse a media campaign or media event that involves some kinds of influence such as agenda setting-recent. You may pick any public information media campaign.

case study examines the effective use of persuasion techniques to raise awareness of sexual disease HIV/AIDS in Singapore, and to get its target publics to stand up against this issue. It looks into i ... ents in both broadcast and print media and source credibility.�IntroductionThe first case of HIV infection in Singapore was reported in 1985. (World Health Organisation, statistic). According t ...

(7 pages) 28 0 5.0 Aug/2008

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies

HIV issues

The issue of HIV/AIDS has been a developing problem since the early 1980's. It is an issue that has sparked fear ... ars, or anyone who was innocently brought into the world by an infected mother. As unfair as it is, HIV/AIDS can attack someone whom society would have never "branded" as a stereotypical AIDS victim.T ... tim.This issue of HIV/AIDS needs to be addressed, and it needs to be addressed now. The epidemic of HIV/AIDS is on the rise in the state of Massachusetts (Lamptey,2002). As many as 15,000 residents ma ...

(4 pages) 17 1 0.0 Nov/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sex & Sexuality

The HIV Epidemic

August 3, 2008Aixa University of PhoenixHIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is a small germ, called a virus. HIV attacks the body's immune sy ... 's immune system, which is a part of the body that fights off germs that cause infection. Overtime, HIV slowly kills the cells of the immune system: making it so weak, the body can no longer defend it ... hat are difficult 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 ...

(6 pages) 23 0 0.0 Apr/2009

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases