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Human Immunodeficiency Virus- Minisha Patel

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BC: Picture References: 1. HIV infection, artwork; Sciepro; Retrieved from: http://www.corbisimages.com/stock-photo/royalty-free/42-40660287/hiv-infection-artwork 2. A war against women; Bruno Fert; Retrieved from: http://www.corbisimages.com/stock-photo/rights-managed/DWF15-967830/congo-a-war-against-women 3. Electron micrograph of HIV virus; Callista Images; Retrieved from: http://www.corbisimages.com/stock-photo/rights-managed/42-41661574/electron-micrograph-of-hiv-virus 4. Sudan-health-sleeping sickness; Marco Baroncini; retrieved from: http://www.corbisimages.com/stock-photo/rights-managed/42-26281926/sudan-health-sleeping-sickness 5. Social issues- illegal immigrant workers; Samuel Aranda; Retrieved from: http://www.corbisimages.com/stock-photo/rights-managed/42-28497013/morocco-social-issues-illegal-immigrant-workers 6. Red Cross Compound in Sudan; Chris Rainier; http://www.corbisimages.com/stock-photo/rights-managed/CR001588/red-cross-compound-in-sudan Other References: HIV & AIDS Symtoms: Weight Loss, Lack of Energy, Fever and More (2007). HIV/AIDS. Retrieved from http://www.webmd.com/hiv-aids/guide/hiv-symptoms Basic Information about HIV and AIDS (2012). Basic Information about HIV and AIDS. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/topics/basic/#prevention

FC: Human Immunodeficiency Virus

1: Sexually Transmitted Diseases such as HIV is a very big social problem in todays society. It is very important to make sure that you know a lot of information about different STD'S, and also know information about prevention. | There are nearly 1 million Americans currently infected with HIV/AID. African-American women are the fastest growing group of people infected with the virus in the United States.

2: History: HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. It is a virus that leads to immune deficiency syndrome. Transmission: HIV is spread through unprotected sex. All unsafe sex with humans who have HIV can contain or lead to some kind of risk. HIV can also be transmitted through blood transfusions, and blood products. Symptoms: The immune system weakens which leads to a lack of energy, and weight loss. Other symptoms of HIV are yeast infections, headaches, fever, flaky skin, achy muscles, joint pain, and genital herpes.

3: Many people do not develop symptoms after getting infected with HIV. Most people have flu-like symptoms, even illnesses within the first few days to a week.

4: Sub Saharan Africa is an area where many adults and children are infected with HIV/AIDS. South Africa has one of the most explosive HIV/AIDS epidemics in the world with more people infected with the disease than any other country. Dealing with sickness, loss and death in the families can become unbearable for South African communities. About 20 million adults and children have lost their lives to the disease.

5: HIV is a social disease. It is a great threat to economics, as well as social and human development.

6: In Africa, most people with HIV/AIDS have no access to medication, even to relieve any pain or suffering. AIDS drug therapies are too expensive and drug trials are only made available for a few people.

7: African Americans are in need of help. I would have to consider this as a conflict theory. We have the available sources to help them live longer lives, and we should help them. We have the proper care, and medications that can help live longer lives, but as we all know there is not a cure that can wipe out HIV as a whole. Many children, and young teenagers are suffering, and a huge portion that is infected are women, and young girls. Those women/girls will become mothers one day, and they need the education to help them know how to prevent their children from getting HIV/AIDS. I hope one day that many people aren't as effected with the disease.

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