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  • Hiv in Nigeria

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    The history of HIV and AIDS in Nigeria The first two HIV cases in Nigeria were identified in 1985 and were reported at an international AIDS conference in 19866. In 1987 the Nigerian health sector established the National AIDS Advisory Committee, which was shortly followed by the establishment of the National Expert Advisory Committee on AIDS (NEACA). At first the Nigerian government was slow to respond to the increasing rates of HIV transmission7 and it was only in 1991 that the Federal Ministry

  • Essay on HIV

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    HIV      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 two viruses. So when the option to research something to do with sexuality arouse I felt this would definitely further my education about a lethal killer that is roaming this earth. Since I knew next to nothing about this topic I will start from the begging of the disease

  • The Effects of HIV

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    Mental Hygiene, The Bronx has the highest HIV infection rate in New York City. In 2013, reported 35,172 people were living with HIV/AIDS in the Bronx. Acquired immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is the disease caused by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), which is the final stage of HIV. This is a world wide epidemic, especially because most people living with HIV don't have access to prevention, care or treatment and there is still no cure. HIV can be transmitted from certain fluids such

  • HIV Essay

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    The HIV virus is a complex mix of various epidemics within several countries and regions of the world. It is unquestionably the most crucial public-health crisis of our time. Research has extended our understanding of how the virus reproduces, controls, and hides in a contaminated person. Even though our perception of pathogenesis and transmission of the virus has become more refined and prevention options have lengthened, a cure or protective vaccine remains intangible. In 1981, The New York

  • HIV And AIDS

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    Introduction HIV and AIDS may be not as common as it used to be, but its danger is everlasting. HIV is an STD that attacks the immune system. If left untreated, the disease will progress into AIDS. After a few years, the immune system will no longer be able to defend itself, leaving it vulnerable to opportunistic infections. In most cases, a person with HIV will show no symptoms of any kind. Meaning that they will not pursue treatment and will resume their sex life. Since HIV is a viral STD and not

  • Hiv Introduction

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    HIV From Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaJump to: navigation, search "AIDS virus" redirects here. For the computer virus, see AIDS (computer virus). For the village, see Hiv (village). For the administrative subdivision, see Hiv Rural District. HIV Classification and external resources Diagram of HIV ICD-10 B20-B24 ICD-9 042-044 OMIM 609423 MedlinePlus 000602 eMedicine article/783434 MeSH D006678 Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that

  • HIV and AIDS

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    Kristina Nguyen HIV and AIDS The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and the Auto Immune Deficiency Disease (AIDS) are one of the leading killers around the world. Statistics provided by the Joint United Nations Program approximate that over 33 million people have been infected with HIV and AIDS. Of those 33 million, 1.1 million of those carriers are in the United States and even more shockingly, a fifth of those carriers are unaware that they have been infected. The World Health Organization estimated

  • Epidemiology of Hiv

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    Chapter 1 1.1 Background The HIV and AIDS pandemic remains one the most serious development crises in the world (WHO, 2006). Women and children bear a disproportionate share of the burden, and in many settings continue to experience high rates of new HIV infections and of HIV-related illness and death. In 2005 alone, an estimated 540 000 children were newly infected with HIV, with about 90% of these infections occurring in sub-Saharan Africa (UNAIDS, 2006) .UNAIDS estimates that approximately

  • Cure For HIV

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    The cure for HIV has been a long awaited battle due to the virus lying dormant in T cells for years. Although scientists have found a protein called CD32a that lives on the surface of T cells. Due to this discovery, scientists can now use this protein to help distinguish the cells infected with HIV. This is beneficial because even though there are antiretroviral drugs that can prevent cells that are actively duplicating viral DNA from replicating, they do not attack the dormant T cells. In the past

  • Hiv Essay

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    assay or even a generic HIV test. Researchers thought the woman had type O because that would make the most logical sense given that she is from Cameroon, but when they used group O specific primers, they didn’t see any amplification. They were finally able to prove that this was a totally new strain of HIV when they performed a nonspecific RT-PCR which was able to amplify and viral load. Because the PCR was non-specific, meaning it had no primers specific to a type of HIV, the sequence was able to