stands for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. It is caused by infection with the human immunodeficiency virus. Which attacks selected cells in the immune system and produces defects in function. It is estimated between one million and 1.5 million Americans has been infected alone. This is a problem in society. I am researching to help people understand it was a major problem back then, as it is today.
stands for Acquired Immune Deficiency Disease. It is caused by a virus. The disease originated somewhere in Africa about 20 years ago. There it first appeared as a mysterious afflicting primarily heterosexuals of both sexes. Primarily female prostitutes there probably spread it ...

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a particularly effective way to transmit the disease, and rectal sex is a common practice among gay males. For these reasons, the disease spread in the gay male population of this country immensely more quickly than in other populations. It became to be thought of as a "gay disease". Because the disease is spread primarily by exposure of ones blood to infected blood or semen; Immunodeficiency Virus drug addicts who shared needles also soon were identified as an affected group. As the epidemic began to affect increasingly large fractions of those two populations (gay males and IV drug abusers), many of the rest of this society looked on smugly, for both populations tended to be despised by the society.
is also spread by heterosexual sex. In addition, it is spread by blood transfusions. Newborn babies can acquire the disease from infected mothers during pregnancy. Gradually more and more folks got the disease. Most recently, a member of congress died of the disease. Finally, even ...

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and asymptomatic seropositive condition. The disease is characterized by having one's immune system devastated by the virus. Death occurs often after many weeks or months of expensive and painful hospital care. Most folks with the disease can transmit it to others by sexual contact or other exposure of an uninfected person's blood to the blood or semen of the infected person. There is also a condition referred to as ARC (" Related Complex"). In this situation, one is infected with the virus and one's immune system is compromised, but not so much so that one gets the cancers of the disease. One tends to be plagued by frequent colds, enlarged lymph nodes. This condition can go on for ...

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