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Author Topic: The chapter on HIV  (Read 375 times)

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The chapter on HIV
« on: December 11, 2013, 10:26:50 AM »
In class during his lecture he didn't say much about this chapter and you did not post any vocabulary so I'm going to take this post to talk about this HIV chapter

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Re: The chapter on HIV
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2013, 10:27:20 AM »
Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome or AIDS is a generally fatal incurable sexually-transmitted viral disease

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Re: The chapter on HIV
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2013, 10:28:03 AM »
Human immunodeficiency virus or HIV is a virus that causes HIV infections and aids

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Re: The chapter on HIV
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2013, 10:28:55 AM »
Sexually-transmitted disease or STDs is a disease that can be transmitted by sexual contact sometimes STDs can also be transmitted by other means

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Re: The chapter on HIV
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2013, 10:29:14 AM »
scary thought that anyone in the class can have HIV and not know it. make u think about who u wanna sit next to

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Re: The chapter on HIV
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2013, 10:30:03 AM »
HIV-positive: a diagnosis resulting from the presence of HIV in the bloodstream; also referred to as seropositive.

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Re: The chapter on HIV
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2013, 10:30:20 AM »
HIV infection a chronic progressive disease that damages immune system this is just a detailed description of the HIV disease

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Re: The chapter on HIV
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2013, 10:30:39 AM »
I don't think they gonna let you know, they don't want you to discriminate them

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Re: The chapter on HIV
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2013, 10:31:19 AM »
Human papillomavirus (HPV): the pathogen that causes human warts, including genital warts.

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Re: The chapter on HIV
« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2013, 10:31:59 AM »
CD4 T cell is a type of white blood cell that helps coordinate the activities of the immune system the primary target for HIV infection decreasing the number of the cells correlates with the risk and severity of the HIV-related illness

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Re: The chapter on HIV
« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2013, 10:34:20 AM »
Opportunistic infection and infection causing organisms take the opportunity presented by primary initial infection to multiplying cause a secondary infection

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Re: The chapter on HIV
« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2013, 10:34:34 AM »
HIV RNA assay     A test used to determine the amount of HIV in the blood (the “viral load”).

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Re: The chapter on HIV
« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2013, 10:37:02 AM »
Asymptomatic  is showing no signs or symptoms of a disease this could be very dangerous can because someone can have a disease and not know it

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Re: The chapter on HIV
« Reply #13 on: December 11, 2013, 10:38:43 AM »
Hemophilia is a hereditary blood disease in which blood fails to clot and abnormal bleeding occurs requiring transfusions of blood products with a specific factor to aid coagulation

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Re: The chapter on HIV
« Reply #14 on: December 11, 2013, 10:42:08 AM »
Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia is a protozoal infection that is common in people infected with HIV

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Re: The chapter on HIV
« Reply #15 on: December 11, 2013, 10:43:48 AM »
pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)     An infection that progresses from the vagina and cervix to the uterus, oviducts, and pelvic cavity.

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Re: The chapter on HIV
« Reply #16 on: December 11, 2013, 10:44:09 AM »
Kaposi's sarcoma is a form of cancer characterized by purple or brownish lesions that are generally painless and occur anywhere on the skin usually appears in men infected with HIV

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Re: The chapter on HIV
« Reply #17 on: December 11, 2013, 10:45:00 AM »
HIV antibody test is a blood test to determine whether a person has been infected by HIV becomes positive within weeks or months of exposure

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Re: The chapter on HIV
« Reply #18 on: December 11, 2013, 10:46:28 AM »
ELISA enzyme linked immunosorbent assay a blood test that detects the presence of antibodies to HIV

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Re: The chapter on HIV
« Reply #19 on: December 11, 2013, 10:51:32 AM »
Western blot a blood test that detects the presence of HIV antibodies a more accurate and more expensive test and used to confirm positive results from an EL I S a test