Hiv in Youth

In: Social Issues

Submitted By saad2268
Words 1165
Pages 5
Saad Niazi
JUNE 19, 2012
Margraet Latham

HIV In this paper we will discuss several components about the Human Immunodeficiency Virus or better known as (H.I.V.). Some of the questions answered today are, How is (HIV) spread, once infected with the disease can it be cured and if not cured how well is it managed, We will also look at the beginning of the diseases life, what demographics are the most affected, the future of the disease and how much as a global community we have spent to combat (HIV). History (HIV) was first clinically observed in its most advanced form as Autoimmune Deficiency Syndrome better known as (AIDS) IN 1981. The first cases were a cluster of people who were using drugs intravenously and gay men with no known causes of impaired immunity showed symptoms of a rare and opportunistic pneumonia infection that presents itself when the immune system is compromised. Not too long after gay men started to develop Kaposi’s sarcoma a rare form of skin cancer. There were starting to be more and more cases of Kaposi’s sarcoma and pneumonia popping up all over the country. The spike in cases caused the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to form a task force. In the beginning the (CDC) did not have a name for the disease, the (CDC) often referred to it by associated diseases for example, lympadenopathy the original name of (HIV). The general media had coined the term GRID which stood for Gay Related Immunodeficiency Disease. The (CDC) had used the term the 4H disease, The (CDC) came up with this name by assessing the demographics that were most affected by the disease. Those four groups were the, Haitians, homosexuals, heroin users, and hemophiliacs. Origin The disease is believed to have been originated in sub-Saharan Africa from non-human primate and was transferred to…...

Similar Documents

Hiv and the Church

...A purpose‐driven response: Building united action on HIV/AIDS for the church in Mozambique    Geoff Foster (Family AIDS Caring Trust, Mutare, Zimbabwe) and Carina Winberg,  Earnest Maswera,  Cynthia Mwase‐Kasanda (all from Tearfund, Mozambique)     This is a summary of a presentation made at the ARHAP Conference ‘When Religion and Health Align:  Mobilizing Religious Health Assets for Transformation’ 13 ‐ 16 July 2009 in Cape Town.   The full paper with the same title is forthcoming in 2010.      Background  Churches represent potentially powerful allies in Mozambique’s HIV/AIDS strategy. Government and  international partners increasingly recognize that faith leaders and institutions are key actors. Faith‐ based organisations (FBOs) reach the poorest who fail to access formal health infrastructure. Over  one  half  of  the  population  are  affiliated  to  churches,  many  providing  care  and  prevention  and  shaping popular attitudes. Capacity is limited. Few churches receive external support or participate  in  local  networks.  Lack  of  coordination,  collaboration  and  harmonization  characterise  church  and  FBO  interventions.  Mozambique’s  size  combined  with  its  lack  of  transport  and  communication  infrastructure  is  an  impediment  to  effective  networking.  Networks  could  assist  churches  in  HIV  service  provision  and  help  them  to  develop  and  strengthen  their  activities.  Networks  can  increase ......

Words: 525 - Pages: 3


...people live; such as young, old, rich and poor the most important and significant proxy of a society which plays a decisive role is the youth and fresh blood generation of that society. If we analyze the role and duty in a society we can say as; Youth are back bone to the nation. They can change the future of the society with their well being and courageous behavior. They are here to show us that which we have not been willing to look at within ourselves. Unfortunately today we find the youth those who are more interested in other places which are not useful to them as well as nation. They choose to spend their days doing drugs and playing video games. They spend their nights partying and living it up, so to speak. More and more young men of this age group are sitting at home in front of their televisions playing games all day instead of bettering themselves or going to work. They have no vision and if they do have dreams they do not have the drive to make any attempt at achieving them. We must get control of this. We must motivate our youth. We must teach responsibility and goal setting. I fear if we do not we will soon be supporting an entire generation of homeless and needlessly on welfare families. Things have to change, with our schools, with the older generation being good role models, with the older generation being mentors, and with the youth who are right now doing nothing. Those of you are in age of teen, you have a choice. You can allow yourselves to stay your......

Words: 844 - Pages: 4


...HIV/AIDS is an epidemic that affects people from all over the world, all ages, all races. People can be living with HIV and people could not tell by looking at a person he or she has the virus.HIV (human immunodeficiency virus)is a virus that attacks the cells in the body's immune system, it tries to fight the virus but eventually the virus wins. Once the virus takes over it weakens the immune system that the immune system cannot fight against infections. People who have HIV can take medications to slow down the process. A person who has HIV does not necessarily have to get AIDS. In 1981, a new fatal, infectious disease was diagnosed as AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). The first cases that were reported in 1981 were of homosexual men with lung type infections and tumors that had what we call AIDS now. Now we know that the most common ways in which HIV is being spread is through sexual contact, sharing needles, and by transmission from infected mothers to their newborns during pregnancy, labor or breastfeeding. We know that most cases of children under the age of 13 that have HIV got it from their mothers. “By the end of 2007, the CDC (center for disease control) estimates that 468,578 people were living with AIDS in America.” These CDC statistics show that blacks make up the majority ethnic group that is infected with AIDS. "The CDC also shows that 75% of all people living with AIDS are over the age of 13 and are men. "......

Words: 1269 - Pages: 6

Hiv Epidemiology

...HIV Epidemiology John Lamb Grand Canyon University Concepts in Community and Public Health NRS-427V June 3, 2014 HIV Epidemiology The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a virus that is similar to other types of viruses, such as the common cold or the influenza virus, but there is one aspect that is very different. A person’s body is usually able to take care of common viruses within a few weeks. With HIV, the body cannot do this; the immune system can't get rid of it. There is no cure, meaning that once you have it, it’s there for life. HIV is a persistent problem for the United States (US) and progress has been made in prevention and treatment of HIV, there is still much work and teaching to do (, 2014).  HIV can be spread by sexual contact that includes any exchange of bodily fluids. It can also pass through the blood and can be transmitted with a needle stick, sharing needle, mother to fetus, breast milk or in the past, blood transfusions although the later has been greatly eliminated due to blood testing. According to the CDC, “About 1.1 million people in the United States were living with HIV at the end of 2010, the most recent year this information was available. Of those people, about 16% do not know they are infected.” (Center for Disease Control, 2013). HIV can leave you vulnerable to illness because it attacks your immune system and may also leave a person vulnerable to certain cancers and infections. These opportunistic infections......

Words: 1363 - Pages: 6

Hiv in Homelessness

...HIV/AIDS & HOMELESSNESS Recommendations for Clinical Practice and Public Policy Developed for The Bureau of Primary Health Care and The HIV/AIDS Bureau Health Resources and Services Administration by John Song, M.D., M.P.H., M.A.T. November 1999 Financial and other support for the development and distribution of this paper were provided by the Bureau of Primary Health Care and the HIV/AIDS Bureau, Health Resources Services Administration, United States Department of Health and Human Services, to the National Health Care for the Homeless Council, Inc., and its subsidiary, the Health Care for the Homeless Clinicians’ Network. The views presented in this paper are those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of the United States government or of the National Health Care for the Homeless Council. Nothing in this paper should be construed as providing authoritative guidelines for the practice of medicine or for treatment of medical conditions. This paper may be reproduced in whole or in part with appropriate recognition to the author, John Y. Song, MD, and the publisher, the Health Care for the Homeless Clinicians’ Network, National Health Care for the Homeless Council, Inc. Second Printing February, 2000 National Health Care for the Homeless Council Health Care for the Homeless Clinicians’ Network Post Office Box 60427 Nashville TN 37206-0427 Phone 615/226-2292 Fax 615/226-1656 or

Words: 29968 - Pages: 120

Sti/Hiv Decrease the HIV/STI Risk Behaviors of African American Youth: Can We Control Future Trends? Beatrice Simiyu Capstone Project Dr. Bruce Johnson    Abstract As a result of the need to recognize successful human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and sexually transmitted infections (STI) interventions tailored for African American youth, a literature review of six HIV/STI randomized controlled trials interventions targeting African American youth conducted in the United States were evaluated. A comparative analysis was used; the settings, procedures and outcomes of the different interventions targeting African American youth were compared, contrasted and combined to ultimately identify trends that are likely to initiate and possibly sustain change in HIV/STI risk behaviors among African American youth who are a vulnerable group. Variables were evaluated by the various intervention impacts on reducing sexual risk behaviors by an indication of a delay in first sexual intercourse, a decline in the number of sex partners and frequency of sex, and increase in condom use and a reduction in positive STI outcomes. Outcomes were used to facilitate identification of public health strategies that might be most beneficial in targeting African American youth and pinpoint what manner current public health strategies neglects to focus on their needs. The research and practice implications of the findings imply that enhancing future HIV/STI targeting African American youth necessitates......

Words: 11204 - Pages: 45


...HIV/ AIDS   What is AIDS ? It is a pandemic disease. AIDS cannot be compared to disease like malaria and cholera which claim more live in country currently. It has a greater impact than other disease. The treatment options are still in the initial stages and are prohibitively expensive. There are instances of quacks taking advantage of the situation. This has compounded  the misery of AIDS patients. History of HIV AIDS: It was first noticed in USA in 1981. The American and French scientist independently identified the AIDS virus 1984. The virus first named as HCLV III ( Human cell leukemia virus III). The name (Human cell leukemia deficiency virus) is now preferred. It now seems that HIV first passed into human from chimpanzees by eating butchered chimps. 10%  of the people, who get AIDS  virus infection, actually develop full blown AIDS. Causes of HIV/AIDS HIV is a retrovirus capable of rapid mutation that produces a latent infection that develops over a long period. To infect a human, HIV must attach to specific host cells known as CD4 cells, which are responsible for regulating the immune system. Once it has occupied a host cell, the virus copies the DNA of the cell, rendering it invisible to the body's defense system. The virus replicates itself within the cells, producing numerous virus particles that bud from the surface of the cell, destroying the cell and moving on to attach to another CD4 cell. For several weeks or months after initial infection the......

Words: 1179 - Pages: 5

And Youth

...Age and youth representation in the McDonald’s advert Parallel Lives In the McDonald’s advert parallel lives age and youth are represented in both stereotypical and different ways. The aim of the advert is to show that even though people appear to have completely different lives everyone has something in common E.g. McDonalds. When the audience are first introduced to the “youth”, loud RnB music as diegetic sound and then becomes diegetic sound when close up of the youths shown. The youths are also hanging around with a group of friends, commonly known as a gang. The gang is out on the streets. This is implying that it is common for teenagers to hang around on the streets, playing music and disturbing others. They are wearing dark colours for example black, maroon, dark brown and dark blue while also wearing hoodies. Their trousers are hanging low, resulting in their pants being on display. From using these conventions, McDonalds are giving a stereotypical representation of teenagers-loud, a disturbance and also not being able to dress properly. Whereas the older man is on his own. This is implying that it is common for the older generation to be on their own, perhaps being lonely. He wears neutral colours like creams, beige, and brown, grey and tan. He is wearing his trousers up to his waist and also wearing braces to help keep them up. In addition to this, he is wearing his jacket over his coat. Overall this is suggesting that older people dress completely covered up......

Words: 369 - Pages: 2


...Joshua Roberts CM 101: Youth Ministry Philosophy & Leadership 17 May 2015 My Philosophy for Youth Ministry I believe that youth ministry is vital to the growth and effectiveness of the church—local and universal. In order for the church to grow, the adult generations of the church needs to insure the faith by training children and young adults “in the nurture and admonition of the Lord”(Ephesians 6:4). When the youth of the church are not taught the importance of a vibrant and active relationship with God, then the church will see its ranks become thin and aged. With age comes wisdom and experience, but with youth comes energy and determination. In order for the church to be effective it must see youth ministry as a vital part of the body. Since the church needs youth ministry, it is important that the youth ministry itself has a vision and structure to provide organization to reach goals and growth. I believe that youth ministry needs to focus on three key goals or values in order to be effective in the local church. These values are to connect, grow, and serve. These three values will provide structure and vision to ensure a healthy youth ministry. The first area that one should start with when building a youth ministry that will be profitable to the church and its families is connection. We need to make sure that our teens and parents of teens are connecting with God and others. Connecting with God is the base foundation that any believer should be building......

Words: 1796 - Pages: 8


...Hope for Our Youth Jentel Paolino CHS 111.99 March 31, 2013 Early Childhood education (ECE) is a frequently used term when the discussing the welfare of today’s children. From the early age of four children are introduced to an educational environment in hopes of developing the necessary skills to bloom into well rounded individuals. What a child learns in their early years falls heavily on the shoulders of caregivers and teachers because these people play a major role in growing youths lives. However our educators can’t do it alone and with the assistance of federally funded resources such as Head Start, special education, and after school programs children are able receive the necessary help that they need. Head start is a program that provides inclusive early child development services to children and families with low income, these services include free and reduced school breakfast and lunches as well as additional help in reading and math (Morrison, 2012). This program positively impact children in ECE programs because it provides children who are less fortunate or come from disadvantaged backgrounds with a high start and foundation for school success. “Most advocates of public preschool argue that early schooling of low- income children is an investment that pays off in the long term by reducing the number of children who will perform poorly in school, become teenage parents, commit criminal acts, or depend on welfare (Chen, 2008). Parents also benefit from......

Words: 468 - Pages: 2

Hiv Overview

...HIV / AIDS: An Overview HCA 240 Axia College of University of Phoenix HIV / AIDS: An Overview The difference between HIV and Aid: HIV is the virus that causes the disease AIDS. A person can be infected with HIV for many years before AIDS develops. Or even know that they are carrying the virus. Once an individual is infected with HIV the virus infects specific cells within your immune system. These cells are as helper T-Cells and CD4 Cells. CD4 cells and helper T-Cells are an important factor for the immune system by helping the body fight infections and disease. Once these cells become infected they start to break down the immune system. HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. This virus is known to infect our immune system and damage it severely over time. The HIV Virus never leaves the infected persons body, unlike other viruses like the common cold or the flu that leaves the body after a few days. The HIV Virus over time destroys white blood cells. AIDS stands for ACQUIRED Immuno – Deficiency Syndrome. CD4 (white blood cells) range 600 to 1200 in a person that isn’t infected with the HIV Virus. (health services) Once an infected person’s CD4 count drops as low as 200 the infected person will then be diagnosed with having AIDS. The various ways HIV can be transmitted: Transmission of HIV can occur when infected blood, semen, vaginal fluids, or breast milk enters the individual’s body. Unprotected sexual intercourse vaginal and anal are the riskiest......

Words: 1147 - Pages: 5

Hiv and Aids

...TABLE OF CONTENT PART 1 1. INTRODUCTION 2. HIV/AIDS age breakdown – South Africa (1998-2000) 3. Division of two organizations (education and mining sector) 4.1. Education sector 4.2. Mining sector 4.3. Gender breakdown 4.4. Provincial break down 4. Life expectancy 5.5. The potential impact on the demographic profile of the work in education 5.6. How HIV/AIDS affect the work in education 5.7. How HIV/AIDS influence my school as an organization 5.8. Should my school or my organization start to replace labour with technology: 5.9. To whom the department of education supply learners 5.10. What impact will HIV/AIDS have on educational labour bill 5.11. My organization start to employ people from abroad 5. Stigmatization 6. AIDS impact model (Aim) 7.12. Definition 7.13. Recruitments costs 7.14. Training costs 7.15. Health care 7.16. Formulating a sound HIV/AIDS policy 7.17. Establishing HIV/AIDS prevention support 7.18. Condom distribution 7.19. Provision sexual transmitted disease and other care 7.20. Counseling care and support for employees with HIV/AIDS 7.21. Education programme 7.22. Monitoring and evaluation PART 2 1.1. Introduction 1.2. HIV/AIDS awareness programs (step 1) 1.3. Voluntary testing (step 2) 1.4. Disclosing information 1.5. Outline the relationship...

Words: 6278 - Pages: 26


...Empowering Youth Focusing on Salvation and Service Missions Leadership Discipleship Evangelism Prepared by the General Conference Youth Department Layout by Ludi Leito A General Conference Youth Department publication. Please specify title when re-ordering. This material may be translated, printed, or photocopied by any Seventh-day Adventist entity without securing further permission. Republished documents must include the credit line: “Youth Department, General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, used by permission. © 2001 General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists 12501 Old Columbia Pike Silver Spring, MD 20904, USA Contents Introduction...................................5 Introduction Chapter 1 Salvation and Service for All Ages ............................9 Chapter 2 OUTCOMES.....................................13 OUTCOMES Chapter 3 Discipleship Chapter 4 Leadership Chapter 5 Mission Chapter 6 Evangelism Strategies.................21 Strategies Strategies Strategies...................31 Strategies.........................37 Strategies Strategies..................41 Strategies “With such an army of workers as our youth, rightly trained, might furnish, how soon the message of a crucified, risen, and soon-coming Savior might be carried to the whole world!” (Education, p. 271). 4 Introduction It’s probably Ellen White’s best-known statement......

Words: 10878 - Pages: 44


...In words of James” Youth is the joy, the little bird that has broken out of the eggs and is eagerly waiting to spread out its wings in the open sky of freedom and hope.” Power of Youth Youth is the spring of Life. It is the age of discovery and dreams. India is of largest youth population in the world today. The entire world is eyeing India as a source of technical manpower. They are looking at our youth as a source of talents at low costs for their future super profits. If Indian youth make up their mind and work in close unity with working class people, they can hold the political power in their hands. Indian youth has the power to make our country from developing nation to a developed nation. Is it a dream? No, their dreams take them to stars and galaxies to the far corners of the unknown and some of them like our own Kalpana Chawla pursue their dream, till they realize it and die for it in process. hopes of youth The youth hopes for a world free of poverty, unemployment, inequality and exploitation of man by man. A world free of discrimination on the grounds of race, colour, language and gender. A world full of creative challenges and opportunities to conquer them. But let us convert these hopes in reality. Role of Youth: The role of youth is of most importance in today’s time. It has underplayed itself in field of politics. It should become aspiring entrepreneur rather than mere workers. It can play a vital role in elimination of terrorism. Young......

Words: 506 - Pages: 3


...HIV/AIDS Kristen McReynolds, Jovanna Guerrero-Cortes, Teresa Risien BSHS/302 April 30, 2012 Maxine Proctor University of Phoenix HIV and AIDS is a very vulnerable population that affects the global community on several aspects. HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. HIV is not like most viruses whereas most viruses your immune system will fight the virus and get rid of it, the immune system simply cannot fight the HIV virus. HIV attacks several parts of the immune system and when it attacks too many cells the body cannot fight the infection anymore leading to the virus known as AIDS. AIDS stands for Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome. It is the final stage of the HIV infection and requires in depth medical treatment to prevent death from occurring in people who have the virus. Here we will discuss how the HIV and AIDS population affects the global community as a whole. The nature of the population is a key element that helps us to fully understand how the community is affected, as well as geographical statistics, who is affected by HIV/AIDS, and the impact the virus has on the population. As a community we must focus on Social issues, as well as some human service Macro intervention strategies. Geographic evidence shows that poor urban areas are more particularly affected by HIV and AIDS. Nowhere is this more evident than in Washington D.C. where the AIDS epidemic has been described as “the most complete example of a domestic urban......

Words: 1688 - Pages: 7