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  • The Epidemic Of The Aids Epidemic

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    The AIDS Epidemic “According to the New England Journal, by September 1987, more than 40,000 cases of AIDS had been recognized in the United States and 50,000 cases in different countries.”(Swenson par. 1) The events that took place in the late 1980s and early 1990s changed the world as we knew it. It also challenged some of the greatest medical minds of that time, as they continually searched for a cure worldwide. An examination of primary and secondary sources will reveal the significance of the

  • The Epidemic Of The Aids Epidemic

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    The AIDS epidemic in the 1980s, consisted entirely of deaths, illnesses and most of all fear, changing the way society viewed gay men. Being that it was only happening to homosexuals and everyone became super homophobic and believed that the disease was a cause of being gay until it started happening to women too. This affected the entire medical metaphysics in society on what is considered safe methods of having sex and health precautions as well. Before the 1980s hit HIV was thought to originate

  • The And The Aids Epidemic

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    Bathhouses and The AIDS Epidemic Sexual institutions are a part of everyday life. They consist of proms, weddings, sex shops, escort services, brothels and several others. One sexual institution that is not as well known is gay bathhouses. Bathhouses, like all other sexual institutions, provide a legitimate social space to be sexual. They are organized around the pursuit of sex (Seidman, Fischer, and Meeks 2011). Upon entering the bathhouse, men usually strip from their clothes and most walk the

  • The Epidemic Of The Aids Epidemic

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    The beginning of the AIDS epidemic started in 1981 when the first case of an unknown disease was publically announced. Since its publication the human immunodeficiency virus and its autoimmune deficiency syndrome have sparked many concerns, medically, ethically, and socially. The following documentary and films expressed awareness to the public, they are: Documentaries: • Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt • The Age of AIDS • On the Downlow • Reporter Zero • End Game: AIDS in Black America •

  • The Aids Epidemic

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    specifically the representation of AIDS and its affects on the individual acceptance and defining of sexuality, as well as, society’s perspectives. Angels in America is an accurate, honest portrayal of the slow deterioration of the human body, the soul’s acceptance of mortality, and the reality of AIDS in a society that is not quite ready to be mentally open to tolerance. Kushner’s Angels in America is a realistic portrayal of the rise and conquer of the AIDS epidemic in the United States: the heft of

  • The Epidemic Of Aids And Aids

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    AIDS AIDS, also known as (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) is definitely one of the most deadliest disease that has hit the Earth in all of human existence. With all the medicine that can help a person with this disease they still haven’t cured it. The ways that the AIDS cells can reproduce different kinds of AIDS cells, and plus the ways that a person can get the disease. These reasons are why AIDS are so far incurable for humanity. AIDS is a medical condition that a person has when their immune

  • Notes On The Aids Epidemic

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    2nd Period AM History II Honors Unlocking Indiscreet Darkness: The AIDS Epidemic in the U.S HIV originated in Kinshasa, in the Democratic Republic of Congo around 1920, when HIV crossed species from chimpanzees to humans. HIV stands for the Human Immunodeficiency Virus, if you are infected with HIV, your body will try to fight the infection with special molecules called “antibodies.” Being HIV-positive is not the same as having AIDS, stands for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome: Acquired means you

  • The Hiv / Aids Epidemic

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    Globally, there is good news. In 2011 the World Health Organization (WHO) claimed that the HIV/AIDs epidemic was declining in their “Global HIV/AIDS Response” progress report (Progress Report 2011). Each continent and region, however, showed different changes in their rates of HIV/AIDS (Progress Report 2011). In North America, and specifically in the United States, the incidence of HIV has been constant for the past several years (Progress Report 2011). Despite the stability of this disease,

  • The Hiv / Aids Epidemic

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    reduce its high rates of HIV/AIDS prevalence in the face of low socioeconomic development and declining Gross National Income (GNI) per capita because its existing NGO-based system for HIV/AIDS prevention was scaled up through international technical and financial assistance. The two leading NGOs in this effort, Haitian Group for the Study of Kaposi’s Sarcoma and Opportunistic Infections (GHESKIO) and Partners in Health (PIH), were created at the onset of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the early 1980s, but

  • The Epidemic Of Hiv / Aids

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    One of the most known and feared viruses in the world today is HIV/AIDS. To fully understand on why HIV/AIDS is so deadly, we need to first understand and breakdown on what this virus exactly is. HIV is an acronym that stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. Human means that only humans can be infected by this virus. Immunodeficiency means that this virus attacks and weakens your immune system to the point where your immune system can no longer protect your body. Virus means that it can only