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AIDS Case Study

...There are many different types of maintenance drug therapies to alleviate symptoms, and reduce the rate of progression. Antiretroviral therapy can help stall the progression of the disease, however, discontinuation of antiretroviral therapy may result in viral rebound, immune decomposition, and clinical progression of HIV. Interruption of HAART is not recommended (7). With HAART, patients who have had a positive HIV test have gone as long as 30 years with little to no symptoms and no progression...

The causes and effects of drug abuse amongst the youth

...A drug can be said to be any substance used in medicine. It can also be said to be any substance taken by some people to get a certain effect, such as happiness and excitement. A drug addict is said to be someone whose life has become dependent on drugs, hence drug abuse. Peer pressure; - youth associates themselves with different types of people, otherwise known as friends. Through the pressure from these friends they tend to have a taste of these drugs and once this is done, they continue to t...

And The Band Played On

...A character that I did not like so much was Robert Gallo. As an actor I believe Alan Alda was excellent, but the character he portrays makes my blood run cold from the moment he was introduced. Had it not been for him, HIV/AIDS research would have been so much faster, but because Gallo was more concerned about the profits and credit from the discovery of the virus, things were not as quick. Perhaps the reason Gallo cared more for money and was not as passionate about saving these people is becau...

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And The Band Played On By Randy Shilts

...The bath house owners cared for no one else but themselves and the money they were making. The medical problems they had with finding the AIDS virus also cost many lives. Dr. Gallo and the French battled against each other in order to find the virus when they should have been working together. Also, the grant money the CDC was promised never arrived which could have cost many lives because they might have been able to find it sooner than Dr. Gallo or the French. Ethics, politics, and medical iss...

Should alcohol advertising be banned

...According to the official European Alcohol Policy Alliance website, in 2006, over one in five of 11-15 year olds in England reported drinking alcohol in the week prior to interview. Although this proportion slowly began declining in recent years, amongst those who drank alcohol the average weekly consumption has almost doubled from 42g of alcohol in 1990 to 83g of alcohol in 2000. An independent review of the effects of alcohol pricing and promotion for the Department of Health concluded that ...

Burroughs Wellcome Company

...While it would be socially conscious for Burroughs Wellcome to drop the price further, they have to remain a viable company. Profits will ensure the financial future of the company as well as all the shareholders and stakeholders of the company. Maintaining the ROI percentages will allow Burroughs to remain viable and competitive allowing them to continue to develop new drugs that may provide further benefit. If they were to drop their prices it would be benefit public relations as they put the ...

Health Issues in the Philippines


Health Module 1st Quarter

...Employers cannot discriminate in hiring, firing, promoting, or assigning based on actual or suspected HIV status. Schools are not allowed to refuse admission, punish students, or deny participation in activities based on real or perceived HIV status. A person with HIV has the legal right to travel, live, and lodge with the same freedom as any other citizen. Quarantines and other restrictions are illegal. A person with HIV has every legal right to seek public office. Credit services cannot be den...

Killing Us Softly

...Gay men hardly exist outside the publications that target them, and the way they depict lesbians is if it comes straight from the porn world. Over the years men have been featured as being bigger, stronger and more powerful than women. Men really don’t live in a world where their bodies are scrutinized, criticized or judged in the same way as women. Boys are growing up in a world where mean are shown to be perpetrators of violence and encourages toughness and insensitivity. The most dangerous ...

Should Condoms be Distributed in Schools?

...Some say no because of the perception of encouraging teenagers to have sex, but I oppose that opinion and think they should be distributed in schools because unprotected sex risks young lives. The rate at which teenagers are getting A.I.D.S is increasing and for most, sex is experienced for the first time at an early age. Most teenagers do not take adequate precautions, thus they are risking unplanned pregnancies and also increasing the potential of contracting A.I.D.S, and other Sexually Transm...

Some groups marginalised within society

...Poverty is found disproportionately amongst minority and ethnic groups. Issues such as discrimination in finding employment, accessing education and training prevents individuals from achieving success. A study investigated sports participation and attitudes towards girls attending high school. It was found that participation from girls from non-English speaking backgrounds was significantly lower than those of Anglo-Australian culture. Barriers included language, cultural and religious requests...

Human rights in South Africa

...Summary: Stephen Lewis is attempting to get Canadians to support a grassroot aids project in hopes of raising money in numerous ways. These ways are referred to as dares and Canadian citizens are encouraged to participate in various dares to raise money. Since Canada was in an economic recession at this time they were not able to participate in donating money to Africa, Throughout this project, Stephen Lewis raised $12,000,000 between 50,000 people. This had a large implication on the economy si...

?Windshield Survey

...Three aspects listed are teenage pregnancies, low birth weight babies and child abuse. In conclusion Virginia Beach is a wonderful community. It is not congested, we have large areas that still trees, wild animals and fishing areas. It is a family oriented community in my opinion with many resources within the community to meet the needs of individuals. Crime is at minimal, the people in the community are genuinely polite, and there are many programs in the community provided by the city or YMCA...

Research Proposal

...According, to the HIV and Aids Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Incarceration, among Women National and Southern perspectives study; the prevalence of HIV and other Sexually transmitted diseases are higher amongst female than male population in jail and prison facilities. This study advises the infectious disease HIV is three percent to two percent nationally. However HIV is found to be more common among prisoners released from correctional facilities in the south. In 1999 twenty six percent of...

World Vision Case Study

...The organization has partnerships with four regional vice presidents within the areas of who have extensive knowledge of the programs and populations they represent. Having a comprehensive knowledge of the area in which the organization serves enables the partnerships to focus its efforts. Determining the locations World Vision International is going to target, the organization carefully examines and analysis the laws of the country in which they are servicing. Effective nonprofits comply with t...

Reaction Paper for the Movie “HIV (Si Heidi, Si Ivy at Si V)”

...This movie is not just any other movie that neither brings entertainment, chills nor threatens. It is far better of informing the youth through interesting stories with almost all possible chances a person may suffer thru time. I find it very helpful and it gives a lot of knowledge in the youth. Many of us learned from this film. It informs the youth in such a way of making each of them see themselves through the role of every character in the film and figure out, with their own understanding an...

Sexually Transmitted Dse

...STDs include just about every kind of infection. Bacterial STDs include chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. Viral STDs include HIV, genital herpes, genital warts (HPV), and hepatitis B. Trichomoniasis is caused by a parasite. The germs that cause STDs hide in semen, blood, vaginal secretions, and sometimes saliva. Most of the organisms are spread by vaginal, anal, or oral sex, but some, such as those that cause genital herpes and genital warts, may be spread through skin contact. You can get hep...

Summary of HIV Movie

...He, with the support of his parents, is willing and eager to tell his story. Heidi, being an innocent victim, decides to tell her story in the hope that by coming out, less people will contract the virus. Ivy suspected she got the virus during their graduation party when everybody was intoxicated and drugged. She never had sex with anyone except her boyfriend, who luckily was HIV-negative. Vanessa continues his stint as an entertainer, and continues to have sex with different men until finally h...

Condoms a New Diploma Critical Analysis

...In conclusion, Limbaugh’s use of Reductio ad absurdum and the many tools to prevent schools from distributing condoms can lead to promiscuity. His use of this tool is effective as he claims that condom distribution in schools can compromise standards and have it lead from having sex to smoking and the use of guns. It can also lead them to contraction STD’s since condoms cannot help in the prevention of STD’s and AIDS. The overall persona can prove to be offensive to a reader or his opposit...

Birth control Persuasive Paper

...Also. High school students are becoming young adults and have responsibilities. There should be no reason why students are not well educated about sex. So as the school's responsibility it should be highly clear and well taught to student about sex and the precautions they should take when engaging in the activity. Sex education should be taught in high school. Young adults in high school, they should know about pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases and also how to use contraception such as c...

Condom Distribution to Teens

...Fink, John F. "AIDS and Condom Distrabution." The Archdiocese of Indianapolis Online. 10 Jun. 2011. Web http://archindy.org/ 08 Jul. 2011. Gruson, Lindsey. “Condoms: Experts Fear False Sense Of Security.” The New York Times. 08 Jul. 2007. Web. http://www.nytimes.com/ 08 Jul. 2011. Hartigan, JD. “The disastrous results of condom distribution programs.” National Center for Biotechnology Information. 25 Mar. 1999. Web http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/ 08 Jul. 2011. Limbaugh, Rush H. Condoms: The...

Durex Marketing Plan

...Durex also offers a number of excellent lubricants as well. One is Durex Play More, which is designed to help enhance intimacy and is a long-lasting lubricant. Another is Durex Play Longer, which helps delay climax in order to extend the experience even longer. Then there’s Durex Play Warmer, which provides a warming sensation on contact, which is sure to be a real pleaser. Finally, there’s Durex Play Tingling, which with its minty scent and tingling sensation makes an excellent type of mass...

The Hot Zone by Richard Preston

...The language used in The Hot Zone is very explanatory. The novel could easily have been a litany of medical terms and acronyms. It is a factual story involving science, medicine, government, and military. The author is concerned with drawing the reader into the story. He wants to generate such a vivid picture that it is sporadically quite upsetting. Richard Preston's capacity to write literature is also obvious. His use of imagery is very successful. By the time there is an outbreak in ...

Compare and contrast Blake's 'London' to Wordsworth 'composed upon Westminster Bridge'

...In the last verse of the Blake poem there is a theme of sexually transmitted disease, leading to the end of society. This is most apparent in the last verse. It describes the 'youthful harlots curse' blasting the newborn infant. This is showing that the venereal disease affects everyone because of the promiscuity of the people in the society. The last line uses the image of a marriage hearse being blighted by sexually transmitted disease. Marriage is supposed to be a happy occasion though here i...

HIV Pandemic

...But unfortunately, the problem with developing a vaccine is that the HIV genome mutates very quickly. Stowell (2006) explains that all organisms vary a little throughout the centuries. The HIV genome mutates around 1000 times more quickly than the human genome - around 1000 times more mutations accumulate in a single year, relative to the length of the genome. Antiretroviral treatment has transformed AIDS from an inevitably fatal condition to a chronic, manageable disease in some settings. Joha...

Hiv/Aids Pandemic in Liberia

...According to its annual report, a total of 29,3565 materials were distributed to health facilities, NGOs, CBOs, FBOs, and other implementing partners during the quarter. By a comparative analysis, given the last five years, with all of these awarenesses on HIV prevention, one can only hope that there will be a change in behavior of the population. Like one journalist reported in October 2005 said: “first the good news. Young Liberians know about AIDS, how they might contract the disease and wh...

Hiv/Aids Pandemic in Liberia

...For instance, Cote d’Ivoire had the highest prevalence rate of 7. 1% in 2005 in the region and the second highest in West Africa. Sierra Leone and Guinea are ranked in second and third place respectively in the MRU basin. With these high-rate prevalence MRU neighboring countries to Liberia, one can only say that they are at very high risk of the dreadful disease. The table showing the spatial distribution is only based on the number of persons that consented for counselling and testing between...


...We have discussed a few horrible stories about people life’s changing from being infected from HIV/AIDS, also briefly went over what HIV consists of and the ways you can prevent it from happening to you. In addition, we went over the growing statistics of this virus. As young women we need to make sure we are being safe and having yearly checkups to decrease this terrible infection. Get tested if you are sexually active, it won’t hurt to know your status. Most importantly, educate yourself a...

Epidemiology and Communicable Diseases

...There is also a local organization called AFAN or Aid for Aids of Nevada that provides support and advocacy for HIV positive people or people who are dealing with HIV in Nevada. "AFAN provides direct client service programs, food programs, prevention and education programs, and community outreach. It is the mission of our client service programs to enhance the physical health and psychosocial wellness ot the individuals we serve, while promoting their dignity and improving the quality of their l...

Contraceptives in School

...However they have and will cut the odds by a landslide. Their distribution could have a significant impact on many lives by protecting them from diseases and unforeseen pregnancies that can end a young mother's future. The best defense against STD's and under aged pregnancies is simply knowledge and protection. Frequently, parents are too embarrassed to approach their child about any type of sexual activity. For this reason students are left uniformed and in harms way. A catastrophe will take pl...

Condom Advertising

...People are not ready to accept these commercials. For them watching condoms commercial, discussing sexual issues is a bit embarrassing. Condom commercial motivates people to have sex out of marriage bed and this is what against their traditional values. It is something that is prohibited in Islam. Condoms advertising were aimed to be potentially socially sensitive in the Asian community, particularly which could clash with traditional values, like keeping oneself disinterested and pure, having f...

Clinical Manifestation of HIV Infection

...In one study, fever (80%) and malaise (68%) had the highest sensitivity for clinical diagnosis of HIV infection, whereas loss of weight (86%) and oral ulcers (85%) had the highest specificity. In the study, the symptoms of fever and rash followed by oral ulcers and pharyngitis had the highest positive pr5edictivevalue for diagnosis of HIV infection. In another study, fever, rash myalgia, arthritis and night sweats were the best predictors for HIV infection.  The symptom phase of HIV infection l...


...During the financial quarter ended June 2011, the company? s gross margin expanded by 490 bps, year-on-year, to 61. 8 per cent, mainly on account of a better product mix, which had lower proportion of anti-retroviral in formulation exports and higher proportion of domestic formulation sales. “Strengthening of the balance sheet has been a key focus area for Cipla in the last few years and the benefits of concentrated efforts are clearly visible,” says Nitin Agarwal of IDFC. People Possibly th...

Cause and effect AID

...Sexual behaviours such as masturbation, kissing, touching, oral sex on a man with condom or oral sex on a woman with a barrier method may cause HIV infection at a very low risk whereas anal intercourse wand vaginal sex without a condom may cause HIV infection at high risk. It is possible to catch HIV through unprotected oral sex, but the risk is much lower. The risk of HIV transmission through oral sex will be higher if the person giving oral sex has mouth ulcers, sores or bleeding gums and/or i...

AIDS Epidemic Increase And African Countries Economies

...These disastrous development results were, in turn, the catalyst behind the deepening economic crisis in Africa, and consequently provided the imperative for policy reform in those countries. Policy reform can be defined as changes in government policy, institutional structure, or administrative procedures that are designed to alter economic activity and improve performance (Roemer and Radelet 1991). Put more succinctly, it is policy change, across the board, to effect sustained economic progres...

Filipinos are known to be awesome but are not perfect Our country

...Filipinos, are known to be awesome but are not perfect. Our country was colonized by several countries, and many core values from our ancestors were from their influences. Social norms are observed like etiquettes in dressing, eating, relationships and beliefs. Hindu's have thought us the philosophy of bahala na (come what may) and some superstitious beliefs. Filipinos have the tendency of surrendering their future to fate. Often, we accept bad news or circumstances without trying to stop or cha...

The HIV/AIDS Epidemic in the United States

...In conclusion, the AIDS epidemic had a negative impact when gay and lesbian bars were closed, but in the end we gained substantial information on treatment of the disease. The Mine Shaft should have been able to have the option to change the rules to and remain intact, but in the wake of the fear of the spread of AIDS, was closed down. The eruption of AIDS led to bars and bathhouses being abruptly shut down nationally. As a result, politicians stripped many possibilities of educating individuals...

Global Issues In Human Resource Management

...Fourthly, the post-arrival training – this training involves the cultural orientation and training which involves both the assignee and relative of the assignee should be engaged in an orientation which briefed on them on the assignment such as the compensation package, benefits and taxes and security procedures. Also, these steps involve intergroup problem solving which will help the assignees when faced with difficult tasks/ problems and solve the problems as a team. The assignment of a loca...

Code of Morals in a Company

...In the policy “Whistleblowing” stands for the reporting of suspected delinquency by an employee, of someone committing an unlawful. This strategy aims to inspire employers and individuals who might have serious uncertainties about any aspect regarding work, to come forward and voice concerns. A person that disclosures any form of information or deed that is deemed illegitimate, corrupt, or not precise within a company, may it private or public, is referred to as an informer, a whistle-blower...

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