Hiv Essays

Mandatory Hiv Testing

Imagine Las Vegas disappearing overnight and leaving nothing behind but empty stages and barren casinos, becoming nothing short of a ghost town. If all the people that have died from HIV/AIDS in the United States since the beginning of the epidemic were taken out of one geographical region, Las Vegas could easily be erased. The three most common ways to contract HIV are: unprotected sex with an infected partner, injecting drugs using an unsterilized needle that has been used by…

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Privacy and Hiv

I. Introduction The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was enacted on August 21, 1996.  It was primarily designed to protect the privacy, confidentiality, and security of health information.  The Privacy Rule, which took effect in 2003, regulates the use and/or disclosure of protected health information.  The information contained within this paper, regarding HIV patient privacy, will discuss the subjects of the HIPAA and Privacy Rule.  This paper will also discuss patient care and rights. II. Rights of Patients:…

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Hiv Patients Should Have Equal Access to Kidney Transplantation

HIV infection may be obtained by patients receiving renal replacement therapy (RRT) through blood transfusions, renal allograft, sexual contacts, or needle sharing of drug addicts. Viral infection or HIV-associated nephropathy can cause renal failure. In the early 1980’s, prognosis of patients with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) was very low, and survival rate of HIV-infected individuals with ESRD was miserable. Accordingly, several people even doubted the worth of providing continuance dialysis to patients with AIDS. Due to progress in diagnostic…

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Interview Analysis

For the interview section of the group project, I decided to interview a twenty-five year old woman who resides in the San Francisco bay area in California. Choosing to have her personal identity remain anonymous, the interviewee has granted us permission to refer to her as the alias Mary. Mary is currently married to a thirty year old man and has one nine year old son. Surprisingly, Mary did not contract the disease by having heterosexual intercourse with her partner…

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Hiv Virus

The HIV virus that causes AIDS is said to have originated from non-human primates i. e. monkeys and chimpanzees in sub-Saharan Africa and was later transferred into humans in the late 19th century. It is thus proposed that the origin of HIV is the Simian Immunodeficiency Virus (SIV) which affects monkeys given those strains of SIV found in monkeys and chimpanzees corresponds with those of HIV-1 and HIV-2 respectively and that it was transferred to human through Zoonosis. The spread…

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Tuberculosis

Acknowledgement First, I would like to thank God for giving me enough knowledge, strength, and guidance to be able to finish this term paper. And also I would like to thank my cousins for helping and giving me some information about this. To my family for being my inspiration. To my uncle/auntie for giving financial support. To the authors of Wikipedia or Google and reference book that contribute a lot for making this term paper. And lastly to my Instructor…

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Social Work Assessment and Intervention on Marta Ruiz

The patient’s name is Marta Ruiz, 52 years old, female, clinically diagnosed as HIV Symptomatic with a CD4 count of 600+ with a detectable but not high viral load. She has been a person living with HIV/AIDS (PLHA) for five years. She resides at Jackson Heights, Queens, New York City after migrating from the Dominican Republic and is living on assistance provided by DASIS. She requested assistance from this social worker on a crisis precipitated by a fear of contagion…

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