AIDS – HIV
Zhang, Jielin, and Clyde Crumpacker. “Eradication Of HIV And Cure Of AIDS, Now And How?.” Frontiers in Immunology 4(2013): 1-17. Academic Search Complete. Web. 10 Apr. 2016.
The authors, Zhang and Clyde, analyze the control measures of HIV through the use of anti-retroviral therapy as one of the methods of eradicating the disease. They provide a clear description of how adaptive features of individuals can be enhanced to enable the cells in the body to develop immunity against the virus causing AIDS. This is through a number of approaches that they present including the CD4 T-cells that employs the utilization of the properties of the stem cells which reprogram the anti HIV memory to remove the viral reservoir thus leading to eradication of the disease. The study relies on previous study to highlight the concepts discussed as well as proper preventive measures.
Harmon, Thomas M., et al. “Exploring The Potential Health Impact And Cost-Effectiveness Of AIDS Vaccine Within A Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Response In Low- And Middle-Income Countries.” Plos ONE 11.1 (2016): 1-18. Academic Search Complete. Web. 10 Apr. 2016.
As observed by the authors, there has been increasing efforts to handle the problems resulting from HIV and AIDS globally, these measures have been taken up by world leading organizations such as the UNAIDS whose mandate is to find out the probable cure and prevention of HIV. These study describes mechanisms that can be adopted by developing countries in handling the HIV through analyzing the impact of AIDS on the health of individuals as well as a consideration of the other intervention mechanisms that when adopted can effectively handle the disease. The authors propose a number of strategies including vaccination as the main prevention measures that would enable prevention of the virus of a longer period of time. The study finds vacation as a cost effective method of AIDS prevention among the low income earning nations and comparatively efficient.
Too, Wesley, et al. “Living With AIDS In Uganda: A Qualitative Study Of Patients’ And Families’ Experiences Following Referral To Hospice.” BMC Palliative Care 14(2015): 1-7. Academic Search Complete. Web. 10 Apr. 2016.
The study provides an account of the impact of HIV/AIDS patients after being diagnosed in health care systems. It also highlights the problems care givers undergo in the process of handling individuals suffering from HIV. According to the authors, there were increased cases of stigmatization and fear among the caregivers after witnessing the extent to which the disease can get someone. Severe physical symptoms were recognized which could not be managed due to poverty levels in the region. Care givers were found to greatly assist the patient as they aided in reducing the pain undergone by the patients leading to the recommendation that the patients suffering from AIDS needed adequate attention and hospice.
Haroun, Dalia, et al. “Assessing Knowledge Of, And Attitudes To, HIV/AIDS Among University Students In The United Arab Emirates.” Plos ONE 11.2 (2016): 1-11. Academic Search Complete. Web. 10 Apr. 2016.
The young generation has been found to be at a vulnerable position of contracting HIV and AIDS due to their social lifestyles. Through a study conducted to assess the knowledge of the severity of the disease among students, the study proved that the teenage individuals needed increased enlightment about the impact of HIV/AIDS to their lives. This was also proposed as a measure of reducing the high stigmatization levels and development of attitudes towards the disease. This study proved that close to half of the entire young generation had no knowledge concerning the impact of HIV and AIDS.
Rukundo, Godfrey Zari, Brian Leslie Mishara, and Eugene Kinyanda. “Burden Of Suicidal Ideation And Attempt Among Persons Living With HIV And AIDS In Semiurban Uganda.” AIDS Research & Treatment (2016): 1-9. Academic Search Complete. Web. 10 Apr. 2016.
In the study conducted this year the authors identified a reduction in the impact of HIV and AIDS menace among individuals, however there was an increased suicidal effect among the patients as majority would prefer to commit suicide rather than wait to for their deaths. The study found out that social, psychological and clinical factor as the main contributing factors to the high level of suicides among HIV patients. The authors proposed a suicide management assessment strategy as part of a preventive measure for these individuals.
Mayer, Kenneth H, and Hank Pizer. HIV Prevention: A Comprehensive Approach. Amsterdam: Elsevier/Academic Press, 2009. Internet resource.
The authors use different research finding to compile a comprehensive approach to explain the prevalence, prevention and cure of AIDS, they use research material explaining the evolution of HIV and the persistent challenges that patients are forced to bear with. Using different case scenarios different approaches are explained including interdisciplinary discussions from related to HIV/ AIDS prevalence. The book further looks into a number of issues that are related to AIDS prevalence as well as the opportunities.
Duflo, Esther C, Pascaline Dupas, Michael Kremer, and Samuel Sinei. Education and Hiv/aids Prevention: Evidence from a Randomized Evaluation in Western Kenya ; Background Paper to the 2007 World Development Report. Washington, DC: World Bank, Development Economics, Office of the Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, 2006. Print.
The book provides a report of a comparison of HIV prevalence among professional as well as well as the measures enacted by government to ensure prevention of HIV/AIDS. There is an increased amount of school dropout rate due to engagement in sexual activities. Though early pregnancy was found to be on the rise, the teenage girls and boys were found to be at a greater risk of contracting HIV and AIDS since they were not familiar with the various prevention methods. The book provides alternative accounts that can enable the children to reduce child drop out, early marriage and pregnancies as probable control measures of the spread of HIV and AIDS.
Condon, Bradly J, and Tapen Sinha. Global Lessons from the Aids Pandemic: Economic, Financial, Legal, and Political Implications. Berlin: Springer, 2008. Print.
The book provides a global perspective of the impact of AIDS pandemic through statistical evaluation of the effects to the economy as the political contexts of the economy. The authors also provide some social characteristics that rose as a result of the AIDS such as homosexuality and other immoral acts. The book goes further to propose prevention measures that are can be applied in different contexts. A great emphasis is laid on the reduction of particular behaviors that promote spread of the disease.
Jenkins, Sharron K. Aids: Education and Prevention. Bloomington: AuthorHouse, 2009. Print.
Jenkins provides a simple description of AIDS starting from its origin, the global history the various assumptions and theories that individuals come up with to describe the spread of HIV. The theories of the origin of HIV are presented in a varied depending on the location. She further provides accounts on how the virus was transmitted to human being and the spread. The conceptual approach used in the book further provides proof of how the HIV virus is the cause of AIDS. The book also provides global statistics of the spread of the disease as well as the effects by continent.
Derose, Kathryn P. The Role of Faith-Based Organizations in HIV Prevention and Care in Central America. Santa Monica, CA: Rand, 2010. Print.
The author takes a religious approach on the subject of HIV prevention and care. The contribution of faith-based organization in care and management of HIV and AIDS is critical as secular members of the society provide their account and views with regard to the AIDS pandemic. This books also highlights how the religious organizations view the whole aspect of HIV/AIDS