What is HIV ? HIV is just one of the many sexually transmitted diseases out there. HIV destroys the body's immune system by killing the blood cells that fight infection. Although there are about 20 sexually transmitted diseases, the most common are: Chlamydia Which can be transmitted during vaginal, oral, or anal sexual contact with an infected partner. Chlamydia can cause fever, abdominal pain, and unusual discharge of the penis or vagina.
The Human Immunodeficiency virus tremendously affects the immune system. 1. HIV destroys the CD4+ T cells which are crucial to helping the body fight diseases. (AIDS, 2011) 2. HIV can lead to Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome which is commonly known as AIDS.
There are two vaccines (Gardisil and Cervaix) that are given to year 8 girls to prevent HPV. “This vaccine is said to save an estimate of 400 women each year .” A pathogen is a biological agent that causes diseases or illness to its host A cancer is a term used for diseases in which abnormal cells divide without control and are able to invade other tissues. Cancer cells can spread to other parts of the body through the blood and lymph system. Cancer is a problem to body because it can spread and then takes over parts of the body that carries out essential functions A vaccine protects your body from specific diseases that make you become very ill, disabled or even kill you. The way the HPV vaccine works is by using an inactive form of the virus.
Only to rear their destructive nature as a persons’ immune system becomes more fragile. Some germs are so potent it takes several vaccinations throughout ones’ lifetime to stop the incidence of infection all-together. Vaccinations work by exposing a healthy immune system to a small ineffective or non-living derivative of a bacteria or virus; allowing a persons’ immune system to build up anti-bodies to the weak version of the germ. As more parents chose not to vaccinate their children the
People with medical problems (e.g., stroke, ALS) that affect swallowing are at an increased risk of this type of pneumonia. Opportunistic pneumonia occurs in people with weakened immune system (e.g., people with AIDS, cancer, organ transplant). Organisms that are not usually harmful to people with healthy
The main risk to health after a splenectomy is an infection such as septicaemia, as the blood is not being filtered as effectively as it should be. Without a spleen there is also a higher risk of malaria. However, the chances of dying from a severe infection after a splenectomy are very low at about 1 in 30,000 a year. The risk of infection and contracting other diseases can be reduced by being vaccinated against the biggest risk infections such as giving a pneumococcal immunisation and by taking prophylactic anti-biotics. This may affect Amanda’s life after the operation to remove her spleen as it means she may be on regular medication for the rest of her life.
DATE: March 2003 ,ABC-CLIO, Incorporated In 2009, black women accounted for 30% of the estimated new HIV infections among all blacks. Most (85%) black women with HIV acquired HIV through heterosexual sex. The estimated rate of new HIV infections for black women was more than 15 times as high as the rate for white women, and more than three times as high as that of Latina women. At some point in their lifetimes, an estimated 1 in 32 black women will be diagnosed with HIV infection. CDC and its partners are pursuing a high-impact prevention approach to advance the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy and maximize the effectiveness of current HIV prevention methods.
In 2006, Black women accounted for 61% of new HIV cases among women, but make up only 12% of US female population. The rate of HIV diagnoses for Black women is 15 times the rate for White women. Black women also have high rates of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), which can facilitate transmission of HIV. Among Black women in 2006, the rate of chlamydia was 7 times higher, gonorrhea 14 times higher, and syphilis 16 times higher than the rate among White women. These numbers and statistics, however, don’t show the richness and diversity of Black women’s lives.
Assess the effect of an infections disease on the health and lifestyle of the people affected. HIV/AIDS is an infectious disease that affects a vast number of the global population. The disease itself acts by weakening the immune system to such an extent, that even a common cold could prove to be fatal. In 2007, it was estimated that around 33.2 million people were infected by HIV/AIDS, a large majority of which was in sub-Saharan Africa. A study that looked at the effect of HIV infection on parenting and family relationships in families from sub-Saharan Africa, situated both in the United Kingdom and in the country of origin, showed that parents and children were diagnosed late in the course of infection because they did not consider they were at risk and because symptoms were missed.
. HPV is a risk for cancer but not all viruses cause cancer. In women an HPV can cause Cervical Cancer, which is very common ("cervical cancer"). Cervical cancer is a tumor of the cervix. The cervix is a part of the uterus which is also the womb.