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61: The Aids Crisis
The AIDS Crisis AIDS is an epidemic that has been treated like every other plague in history. Because it is human nature to be afraid of what one cannot control, people are invariably afraid of disease and infection. Moreover ... that we are faced with bigger and uglier problems. However, we still try to find scapegoats for these problems instead of trying to understand them. Currently, the United States is trying to deal with the AIDS epidemic. However, that was not our initial reaction. When AIDS first reared its ugly head in the beginning of the 1980 s, Americans refused to acknowledge the problem. It was considered a problem of ...
62: 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 ...
63: AIDS: A Life or Death Issue
AIDS: A Life or Death Issue Imagine this, one morning you wakeup next to someone who you only know by their first name. You can't believe you took this person home with you. Then a ... month later you find out that by sleeping with this person you have contracted the HIV virus. All your goals and dreams shattered by a one night stand. I hope to inform you about the AIDS and HIV disease. Also, I am going to explain to you what it is, who it affects and how it is passed. How to prevent yourself from getting it and treatments for it. HIV is ... per cubic millimeter of blood. Found in HIV this number progressivly declines. Where a persons cells drop below 200, the body is greatly vulnerable to sicknesses and cancers that start the end stage of HIV-AIDS. AIDS is characterized by having your immune system devastated by HIV. You have AIDS if on contracts certain kinds of puenomia of rare types of cancer. After contracting AIDS you will likely die in ...
64: How I Deal With A Loved One Who Has Aids
How I Deal With A Loved One Who Has Aids Don’t be scared of a person who is HIV positive or who has AIDS. It does not matter what is wrong with, they are still human beings with feelings. Just think of the pain that a person and his family is going through. Don’t think, “Well, I’ll never get AIDS and neither will anybody I know. That only happens to other people.” because that’s not true. I thought that way until one of my family members got AIDS. Now I’m going through ...
65: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). What is it? What causes it and why? Can I get it? How can I prevent myself from getting it? All of these questions can be answered. The main problem besides having AIDS, is not being educated enough to know how and why people are dying all over the world. Aids is caused by a virus called the human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV. A virus is one of the smallest “germs” that cause diseases. If you have unprotected sex or share needles or syringes with ...
66: HIV
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 ... 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 and discuss where it's at now. The HIV and AIDS disease has been around for awhile although no one has been able to pin point it's origin. There are many theories floating around the medical world but the most predominant theory "is that the ... 100 years ago."(Kelly 524). It is said that the virus stayed mainly in this closed society until many years later. Many say the disease spread when international travel began to increase. The HIV and AIDS viruses were believed to arrive in the United States sometime during the nineteen seventies. It was a common disease between gay males and intravenous drug abusers. Now it is well known that the viruses ...
67: Safe Sex vs. Unsafe Sex
Safe Sex vs. Unsafe Sex The "sexual revolution" of the 1960's has been stopped dead in its tracks by the AIDS epidemic. The danger of contracting AIDS is so real now that it has massively affected the behavior of both gay and straight folks who formerly had elected to lead an active sexual life that included numerous new sexual contacts. The safest option regarding AIDS and sex is total abstinence from all sexual contact. For those who prefer to indulge in sexual contact, this is often far too great a sacrifice. But it IS an option to be considered. ...
68: Personal Writing: My Friend's Death From AIDS
Personal Writing: My Friend's Death From AIDS While thinking about an important event that became a turning point in my life, my thoughts were drawn to the death of an old family friend, I'll call Jim. Jim's death from AIDS has made me think about life and how important it is to be aware of such a deadly disease. Funding for research and education about the AIDS disease should be a top priority for everyone. Ten years ago nobody knew what Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome was. AIDS is a poorly understood disease -- poorly understood by scientists, politicians and many of us. ...
69: AIDS
AIDS HIV and/or AIDS is a life threatening disease that is affecting society today. It is a serious epidemic that is threatening millions of lives around the world. A person can become HIV infected thorough the sharing syringes or ... from the air as some might think. It is infected through the blood. Testing positive for human immunodefiency virus or HIV, means that you carry the antibodies, you can be HIV infected and not have AIDS, AIDS occurs in later stage of infection. A person is infectious through all stages, although studies have shown that a person is most infectious during the early stage of detection and in the final ...
70: Educating Children About Sexuality
... 1. Quote(Natale 20) 2. Helps prevent several things II. Sex education classes being taught in school is a very controversial issue. A. Majority of parents are for it 1. Teaches abstinence 2. Warn of AIDS and other STDs B. More and more schools have sex ed classes. 1. Quotes(DeCarlo 1) 2. Quotes(Seligmann 23) III. Sexuality education should be taught in all schools in America for several reasons. A. Teen pregnancy 1. Quote(DeCarlo 3) 2. Quote(DeCarlo 3) B. STDs 1. Quote(DeCarlo 1) 2. Quote(Miller) C. Spread of AIDS 1. Quote(DeCarlo 1) 2. Quote(DeCarlo 1) D. With statistics such as these, school officials should demand that sexuality education programs be allowed and kept in their schools. IV. Several different types of school ... 1. Teens teaching teens 2. Quote(Friedman 76) 3. Quote(Friedman 76) C. The Sexuality Information Education Council of the United States (SIECUS) 1. Pro-sex education program in New York City 2. Emphasize HIV/AIDS prevention D. The purpose of all of these programs is to educate American children on issues of sexuality. V. Everyone in America needs to be taught about the serious risks of having sex. A. ...

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