AIDS- population socl.

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Unformatted text preview: AIDS Origin: most accepted theory � AIDS originated in Africa (Congo, formerly Zaire) in the 1950s. HIV-1 appeared to have been transmitted from a chimpanzee to a human. The Congo war in the 1960s helped spread it. United States: around 1980 Factors favoring the spread of AIDS – Very slow transition from infection (HIV) to disease (AIDS) – No clinical symptoms for years after infection.  Opportunistic infections and cancers due to low immunity. – HIV can be detected via blood test (95% certainty @ 3 months; 99% @ six) AIDS Transmission: – Sexual – Intravenous – Mother to baby, during pregnancy and during breastfeeding – Importance of each of these varies by society, and it depends heavily on patterns of sexual networking (see slide 5 /6 ) – As a consequence, prevalence rates by sex vary quite a bit Cumulative 0.5% and 1% risk Individual...
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2008 for the course SOCL 4331 taught by Professor Hurlbert during the Spring '08 term at LSU.

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