By Dr. Victor G. Daniels BSc, PhD, MB, BChir, Dip. Pharm. Med. (auth.)
Within eighteen months of the coaching of the 1st version a lot has occurred within the AIDS box. The quantity affected are nonetheless increas at an alarming expense - those are actually (at December 1986) virtually ing 30000 instances within the usa and over six hundred circumstances within the uk. world wide the AIDS pandemic is a such a lot critical ailment chance and now impacts over eighty nations. it truly is predicted that for each AIDS sufferer there are approximately 50 different individuals contaminated with the AIDS virus. AIDS threatens each kingdom and each society. the most pre ventative measures of well-being schooling to avoid the unfold of AIDS has to be taken by means of thousands of people helped by means of governments and voluntary corporations. what's transparent is that AIDS and AIDS comparable stipulations can be with us, in our hospitals and in our com munities for a few years to return. it's been good validated that the agent that reasons AIDS is a plague known as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). humans can seize HIV via sexual touch or by means of contaminated blood from contaminated needles and syringes, from contaminated mom to unborn baby, or therapy with infected blood or blood products.
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This is based on the findings that among homosexuals receptive (rather than insertive) anal inter- 40 AIDS course represented a significant risk factor. Animal studies have indicated that sperm has an immunosuppressive effect. It was therefore suggested that homosexuals practising predominantly receptive anal intercourse are repeatedly exposed to sperm which induces immunosuppression. This, taken with the effects of the multiple infections that homosexuals suffer, was thought to result in a serious disruption of the immune system.
Failure to vaccinate these people may place them at unnecessary risk. Several researchers have demonstrated that there is no increased risk of AIDS in people who are vaccinated with H -B-Vax. Also it has been clearly shown that the AIDS agent (HIV) is killed by the purification processes used in H-B-Vax production. A further interesting parallel between the hepatitis B virus and the AIDS virus is the similarity in the route of transmission. It is now thought in homosexual men that, apart from contamination of partners with blood from lacerations in the rectum of the passive partner or cuts on the penis of the active partner, contaminated semen or saliva deposited in the rectum during anal intercourse or anal contact might be alternative modes of transmission.
Many researchers however do not accept that AIDS will distribute itself so widely by heterosexual means. In this respect it has been proposed that AIDS is much more likely to be spread in Africa by dirty hypodermic syringes since it is quite common for queues of people undergoing vaccination to be injected with the same needle. Also in Africa injection is a popular way for drugs to be introduced into the body. The emergence of AIDS from Africa could have come about due to population shifts from rural communities to cities.
AIDS: The Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome by Dr. Victor G. Daniels BSc, PhD, MB, BChir, Dip. Pharm. Med. (auth.)