Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome:Current Issues and Scientific Studies
III International Conference on Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (Aids):June 1-5, 1987, Washington Hilton and Towers, Washington (Classic Reprint) Unknown Author
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) Caused by HIV: Mary E. Miller
The Neurological Manifestations of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunodeficiency Syndromes:Auflage 2008 Leslie L. Barton, Neil R. Friedman
When the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) was clinically noticed in 1981 in the United States, the news of such a dreaded virus took people around the world like a thunder storm. The fear of the fact that there was no cure, and no one knew the capacity of which the virus could assume a dual nature of a living and non-living thing, and the reality that the virus could be passed on was very worrisome then. The initial case study was about impairment noticed in some gay men with no known reasons why they had a strange syndrome of pneumonia, which was very rare at that time. What is HIV? The Human Immunodeficiency Virus is a long virus belonging to a member of the subgroup of retrovirus, which is the virus that causes HIV infection and also causes the acquisition of the corresponding immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). AIDS is a conditioning in human beings in which gradual failure of the immune system permits life-threatening infections to thrive. If there is no treatment given to an infected person, an average survival period after infection with HIV is estimated to be between nine to 11 years, which also depends on the category or subtype of the HIV group the person is infected with. There are many misconceptions of the subject matter of HIV/AIDS. But the fact is that this book will put the record straight and tell you the real truth about HIV/AIDS. So you need to understand that the virus cannot be transferred, and you can live a long and happy life if you follow the simple steps listed in this book. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Trevor Clinger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/054244/bk_acx0_054244_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
At some point during the 1930s, an altered form of simian immunodeficiency virus, or SIV, was transferred from a chimpanzee to a human hunter. This most likely occurred in the Democratic Republic of Congo when hunters handled and consumed meat from hunted chimpanzees. Those initially infected by the chimpanzees would spread the disease further, and a generation later, in 1959, a man in the Democratic Republic of Congo died due to AIDS-related complications. Using blood plasma, researchers have determined he was the first documented case of the disease in humans. Flashing forward to the 1970s, the disease continued to spread throughout the world undetected. It reached countries such as the US and England, passing the radar of most medical professionals, and as a result, no research was performed during the decade. By 1981, an extremely rare type of skin cancer, Kaposi’s sarcoma, became increasingly common among gay men in New York City and California. This, coupled with high rates of pneumonia, led researchers to believe immunodeficiency was on the rise due to a disease. By the end of 1981, 121 Americans had died as a result of the unknown disease, and the following year, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, made initial predictions related to the disease. They hypothesized the immune deficiencies present in gay men was the result of an infection. As a result, the phrase acquired immune deficiency syndrome, or AIDS, was coined. They also learned other groups, such as drug users and hemophiliacs, were at equally high risk of contracting the disease. By 1983, the disease had reached five continents and was becoming more widespread in Europe. Gay men who had visited the US and individuals who had connections to Africa were especially at risk. At this point, researchers began to investigate these ties. The disease was finally discovered in 1984 by Luc Montagnier at France’s Pasteur Insti... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tracey Norman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/119612/bk_acx0_119612_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.