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  • The Impacts of HIV and AIDS

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    HIV/AIDS and its Impacts HIV/AIDS is an illness that has been known across the globe for more than two decades because of its effects on people, families, and relationships. This disease has contributed to the deaths of millions of people throughout the world while there are other millions of people living with the illness. The prevalence of HIV/AIDS is also evident in the fact that it continues to affect people, families, and communities every day. The impact of this disease on families and communities

  • The HIV / AIDS Pandemic

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    The HIV/AIDS pandemic is very important in a global context, it has had distinct effects on many regions in the world. HIV has reached every region in the world, some areas are more heavily affected than others. The epidemic has demanded substantial political and financial commitment from international organizations, donor countries, and domestic governments. In recent years, the international community had made drastic efforts to provide universal access to HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment. HIV

  • Aids: the Silent Killer

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    AIDS: The Silent Killer Introduction AIDS is one of the most commonly known sexually transmitted diseases. The last stages of HIV, Human Immunodeficiency Virus, are what we know as AIDS, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. HIV is similar to other viruses like the flu or common cold except the human immune system cannot destroy the virus. The virus can hide in the cells of the body for long periods of time and attacks important parts of the immune system like T-cells or CD4 cells. Once HIV destroys

  • Analysis Of A Whisper Of Aids

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    Let’s Talk Aids an HIV AIDS is a subject no one wants to talk about, yet it’s still there spreading more and more. Aids and HIV is not something that many people like to talk about and the people with it are thrown to the side because they have a disease. People with HIV and Aids did not choose this, so why treat them as if they wanted this to happen? Mary Fisher an “American political activist, artist, and author” caught HIV from her second husband and then decided to become a speaker for those

  • The Disease Hiv / Aids

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    Gibson Ms.Bertelsen Biology (honors)Period 6 3/24/17 The Disease HIV/AIDS The disease HIV first appeared in Africa in the 1800’s. It originated from a chimpanzee and was likely transmitted to humans when the chimpanzee was hunted down for food and the hunters came into contact with the infected blood. The disease became an epidemic around the 1970’s and has since affected the lives of many people worldwide (, what is HIV/AIDS). HIV is also known as human immunodeficiency virus and it is

  • Poverty With Hiv And Aids

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    Due to gaps in policy oversight, the percentage of minorities living with HIV and AIDS in the United States remains high. It has remained high due in part to policies that were implemented during the early 90’s, emblematically The Ryan White Care Act, along with in policy makers for their failure to recognize the special needs and factors that pertain to minority groups, specifically African Americans and Non-white Hispanics. The racial disparities that have historically plagued these minority groups

  • The Stigma Of Hiv / Aids

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    Introduction Ever since the first cases of what eventually came to be known as AIDS were diagnosed in the early 1980s, people with HIV/AIDS have been stigmatized. Over time, there have been many misconceptions about this disease. Even though there have been many discoveries, and treatments for HIV have improved over time, there are still many people who understand very little about this disease. This lack of understanding, along with fear, misinformation about how the disease is transmitted, and

  • The Impact Of Hiv / Aids

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    This paper provides a brief overview of the impact of HIV/AIDS. It then focuses on the policymaking process and the purpose of the health policy. From there we move to on to the five-step of policy analysis and conclude with a strong recommendation to help bring this disease under control. The purpose of this paper is to identify and further understand key factors that may impact the decision of our nations to address HIV/AIDS in homes, schools, organizations, and communities. The legislature is

  • Children With Hiv / Aids

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    Ultimately, we learned the ways in which measurements are taken by DC CARE and other organizations in the DC metropolitan area that work with people who are living with AIDS, through our interview with Mr. Weston. We learned that there are many organizations in the area who are working to assist people who are currently living with HIV/AIDS based on a specific need that they demonstrate. Currently, DC CARE is doing their best to meet these needs by taking certain actions such as providing health insurance

  • The Economic Impacts Of AIDS, HIV And AIDS Around The World

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    AIDS is transmitted throughout 8,000 people around the world more than half of them are women. In the late 1900’s people began to believe that AIDS was a disease caused because of gay men. The disease was perceived as an illness that came from gay men. Therefore, people believed that a women could not retrieve this disease. AIDS/HIV is misinterpreted and is seen as something it is not. This paper will discuss what AIDS/HIV is, the biology of the disease, some symptoms, treatments, genetics and social