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51: AIDS
AIDS Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, better known as AIDS, is caused by the incurable HIV virus. AIDS is a deadly disease that deteriorates the immune system. There are two groups of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), HIV-1 that occurs throughout the world and HIV-2 that mainly occurs in Africa. The ...
52: Needle Exchange Programs
... n.p.). According to the Department of Health and Human Services, there were 216,000 heroin addicts nationwide in 1996, the latest year for which statistics are available.(Wickenheiser n.p.) One third of all AIDS cases are due to injection drug use. For women, sixty-four percent of all AIDS cases are due to injection drug use, or sex with partners who inject drugs (Holland n.p.). Needle exchange programs found around the world as well as one- hundred and thirteen found within the United States, "have sprung up to address drug injection drug users" (Perlman A9). Needle exchange programs are a simple, cost effective way to reduce needle sharing, decrease the transmission of HIV/AIDS, increase the safe disposal of used needles, provide information to injecting drug users (IDU's), and help others obtain drug treatment.(Knox A1) Most needle exchange programs operate on the principle of "a one ...
53: Noise Reduction In Hearing Aids
Recently in a local hearing clinic, a client’s concerns were discussed. “I’m afraid I won’t like them. My brother in law bought two hearing aids, and he keeps them in a drawer in the kitchen.” While the number of people dissatisfied with their hearing aids hovers around 50%, the hearing aid industry is hard pressed to decrease the number of returns, and increase the average daily use of each aid. In order to accomplish this, hearing aid manufacturers must answer ... electronically compensate for both the neurological shortcomings of the hearing impaired person and the wide band increase inherent in any basic amplifier. Acoustic compensation can be carried out in a hearing aid microphone. Most hearing aids today utilize omnidirectional microphones, which pick up sound equally from all directions. This may be beneficial and practical in some cases, as in the completely in the canal (CIC) aid. The CIC aid uses ...
54: Aids
By: mike E-mail: bigmm15@aol.com The issue of HIV/AIDS has been a developing concern since the early 1980's. It is an issue that has sparked fear in everyone, but "society" has narrowed it down to certain people that can contract the AIDS virus. The stereotypical "AIDS" victim is not an IV drug user or a practicing homosexual; it is anyone, anyone who has unprotected sex, anyone who has had a blood transfusion in the past twenty years, or anyone who ...
55: The Dangers Of Diet Aids
THE DANGERS OF DIET AIDS About a month ago, I stepped onto my bathroom scales. When I looked down at the numbers, my fears were confirmed: I had gained 5 pounds. Overcome with a desire to shed this unwanted extra ... buy some sort of diet aid to help me along. I had no idea what to look for, what to avoid, and possible side effects, so I began to research the different types of diet aids, both chemical and herbal, and was hit with some very disturbing facts. It has been estimated that nearly 10 million women in the U.S. buy over-the-counter diet aids.(Cottrell, 99) Diet aids come in the form of pills, tablets, capsules, powders, milkshakes, herbal teas, and candies. They work in one of two ways, either by suppressing the appetite or by producing a ...
56: AIDS and Its Causes
AIDS and Its Causes 1.INTRODUCTION In June 1981, the centers for The Disease Control of the United States reported that five young homosexual men in the Los Angels area had contracted Pneumocystis Carinii pneumonia( a kind of pneumonia that is particularly found in AIDS patient). 2 of the patients had died. This report signalled the begninning of an epidemic of a viral disease characterized by immunosuppression associated with opportunistic infection( an infection caused by a microrganism that does not ... normally produce disease in human; it occurs in persons with abnomality functioning immune system), secondary neoplasms( any abnormal growth of new tissue, benign or malignant) and neurologic mainfestation, which has come to be known as AIDS. Though Aids was first discovered in U.S.A, AIDS has been reported from more than 163 countries around the world and an estimated 10 million people are infected worldwide. Worsestill, the pool of ...
57: AIDS: Aquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
AIDS: Aquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome I am doing a report on AIDS, I don't know much about AIDS but I will tell you what I know. I know that it is transmitted by sexual contact,blood,needles,children during/before birth. I also know it affects the immune system directly, It is ...
58: AIDS
Definition of AIDS AIDS is defined as a disease, at least moderately predictive of defects in cell-meditated immunity, occurring in a person with no known cause for diminished resistance to that disease. Such diseases include Kaposi's Sarcoma, Pneumocystiscarnii pneumonia, and serious other opportunistic infections. After the discovery of HIV and the development of HIV-antibody test, the case definition of AIDS was updated to reflect the role of the virus in causing AIDS, but the scope of the definition remained almost the same. Being one of the most fatal viruses in the nation, AIDS (Acquired ...
59: AIDS: Is It A Modern Plague?
AIDS: Is it a Modern Plague? In some parts of the world there are still wars being fought and dictators in power. There are societies which consider themselves at the peak of evolution and progress. They ... are among the rare retroviruses found in humans. It is transmitted through blood, semen, and vaginal secretions. HIV is a retrovirus of the Lentivirus group and is the etiologic agent of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). AIDS was first recognized as a disease syndrome in 1981; HIV was identified as its cause in 1984. AIDS is a life and death issue. To have the AIDS disease is at present a sentence ...
60: The AIDS Virus
The AIDS Virus In the world today, there are many seriously disruptive diseases. One such disease is a well known virus. This virus has caused many questions to be raised. It is called the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, or AIDS for short. The AIDS virus can be passed from person to person by sharing needles, by blood transfusions, or by intimate sexual contact. The virus impairs the human body's immune system which, consequently, leaves the victim to ...

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