HIV and AIDS

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HIV and AIDS

AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Disease Syndrome) may well be the worst health crisis humans have witnessed in centuries. While science has made some nearly miraculous advances in treating human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection (the cause of AIDS), in the past dozen years, the disease continues to sicken and kill millions of people around the world.

In preparation for this Seminar, please visit each of the following websites to learn about how HIV wreaks havoc on the human immune system.

Aids.gov. Overview of HIV Treatments. Retrieved from https://aids.gov/hiv-aids-basics/just-diagnosed-with-hiv-aids/treatment-options/overview-of-hiv-treatments/.

CDC. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/basics/index.html.

CDC. Living with HIV. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/basics/livingwithhiv/index.html

Aidsinfo. Health Topics. Treatment Resources: General Treatment Information. Retrieved from https://aidsinfo.nih.gov/hiv-aids-health-topics/ 65/general-treatment-information

Then, during Seminar, come prepared to discuss:

  • Transmission of HIV and spread of AIDS worldwide.
  • New advances in treatments for HIV disease.
  • Some people have talked about the "end of AIDS" in the past few years. Why? Is this really the end?
  • Why do you think some nations are unable to obtain drugs that they need to prevent/treat HIV disease?
  • What have some nations done to help decrease the rates of HIV infection?
  • What advice would you give to a young person who has just discovered that s/he is HIV-positive? How would your advice be different if that person lived in Uganda?
  • What are some local resources in your area for people with concerns about HIV or AIDS?

As always, feel free to discuss your own personal experiences as well as outside research you have done on the topic (with references, of course). Prepare an essay addressing the different questions listed above (in the synchronous Seminar section). The essay must be at least 400 words and written in your own words with citations, if appropriate.

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henryprofessor
School: Cornell University

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HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. It is a virus that is transmitted through
contact with body fluids with an infected person. Krueger (2016), notes that, the primary modes
of transmission include; sexual intercourse, sharing syringes, mother to child transmission during
pregnancy and blood transfusion from an infected person. HIV destroys the CD4 cells in the
human body that help to fight infections and diseases, thus weakening the immune system. With
a weakened immune system, opportunistic diseases and cancer take advantage and attack the
body, a clear indication that a person already has AIDS. Center for Disease Control (CDC),
recommends that anyone of ages between13-65 should get tested as per medical routine (Young
et al., 2014). In essence...

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Awesome! Exactly what I wanted.

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