Use a minimum of 5 different references (books, articles or web pages) for the assignment –
Submit a 4-6 page paper with a minimum of 3 full pages of referenced discussion content. Papers can be longer than 6 pages
USE THESE AS REFERENCES:
WHO HIV/AIDS Program
WHO HIV/AIDS Treatment Guidelines
The Global Fund AIDS
Gates Foundations AIDS
Clinton AIDS Initiative
US President’s Emergence Plan for AIDS (PEPFAR)
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) while similar to other viruses such as the flu or cold there is a significant difference. The immune system of an individual will eventually attack and dispose of the viruses in the body. An individual contracting the disease loses the ability to fight disease which scientists are still seeking to find a cure. Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is an acquired disease which cannot be inherited. AIDS is the last and final stage of the HIV infection. Individuals in this stage of a severely damaged immune system which leaves them at significant risk to opportunistic infections. Since 1981 there have been more than 980,000 reported cases of AIDS in the United States to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). While the CDC estimates more than 1,000,000 cases of Americans with the disease exist with one fourth of these individuals do not realize they are infected, (HIV/AIDS, 2011).
WHO HIV/AIDS Programs
Millions of individuals have benefited from testing and counseling having been diagnosed with HIV, treatment and long term care options are then determined. According to WHO in 2010 it estimated more than 95 million individuals (HIV testing and counseling, 2014) of low and middle income nations have been recipients of HIV testing and counseling services within the past 12 months to learn of their health status. Due to the development and implementation of the rapid, point-of-care HIV tests in the late 1990’s it has significantly expanded the testing services of HIV. Rapid tests can be conducted by means of a finger-prick utilizing the blood sample collected which is then processed by a skilled worker at an outside laboratory....