Class 21 HIV and AIDS - 2011

Class 21 HIV and AIDS - 2011 - HUN4445 HIV and AIDS...

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Objectives Describe the transmission, prevention, disease course and treatment of HIV/AIDS Discuss the nutritional implications of HIV/AIDS AIDS First described by CDC in 1981 Young men diagnosed with unusual opportunistic infections and found to have depressed immune function In 1983, Human Immuno-Deficiency Virus was identified A severe immunological disorder caused by the retrovirus HIV, resulting in a defect of cell- mediated immune response that is manifested by increased susceptibility to opportunistic infections and to certain rare cancers. Diagnosis: In 2002 12% of new AIDS cases were in Florida, number 2 state after NY Miami was the number 7 metropolitan area in new cases Florida has high rates of maternal/child infection: 2 nd in pediatric AIDS, both new cases and cumulatively Transmission Body fluids: semen, blood, vaginal secretions, Breast milk, 25% of new cases are in IV drug users Progression Infection Asymptomatic period
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This note was uploaded on 12/09/2011 for the course HUN 4445 taught by Professor Sitren during the Spring '08 term at University of Florida.

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Class 21 HIV and AIDS - 2011 - HUN4445 HIV and AIDS...

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