ChristmanWK6 - AIDS

ChristmanWK6 - AIDS - Christman 1 Tiffany Christman/FTMYERS...

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Christman 1 Tiffany Christman/FTMYERS Professor Hazel HHSM/Research Week 6 14 April 2010 Using the internet, research HIV/AIDS. Describe the basic disease process. How should this disease be managed in the medical office? Why? In November of 1980, a researcher for the University of California at Los Angeles, Michael Gottlieb, was searching for patients with immune deficiencies to use in his testing of a possible method for counting T-cells. He found three patients who each suffered from yeast infections initially as well as persistent pneumonia. All three had a low count of T-cells in his tests. By April of 1981, he decided that they may have a unknown syndrome and he contacted the health department to seek out similar patients. Within a month he found two more with identical symptoms. Another similarity was that they were all male homosexuals who admitted to using drugs recreationally. On June 5, 1981, Gottlieb published a report on his findings and this was the beginning of the research into AIDS (Duesberg 145-147). One year later, in July of 1982, the Center for Disease Control named the disease Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (Duesberg 150). AIDS is a result of Human Immunodefiency Virus (HIV), which is a virus that is comprised of ribonucleic acids (RNA). RNA viruses are also called retroviruses and once inside
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This note was uploaded on 05/10/2010 for the course HMHS HMHS taught by Professor Hazel during the Spring '10 term at Heritage.

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