Class Notes (837,020)
Canada (510,053)
Sociology (3,261)
SOC309Y1 (60)

Basics and Epidemiology

11 Pages
Unlock Document

Robb Travers

Soc309 The basics and some epidemiology Lecture 2 May 19, 2011 Basics Difference of HIV and AIDS - HIV is a virus - AIDS is a constilation of illnesses and a syndrome HIV human imununo-deficiency Virus - Only effects humans- effects immune system - HIV + = infected, shows symptoms AIDS Acquired Immune Defficiency Syndrom - Must be effected with, thus it is acquired - Affects the immune system - Someone with aids may experience a wide range of different diseases HIV -> Aids spectrum - Modern studies show depending on the area and response to it, show that people do not show syndroms In Canada, person diagnosed with aids has 1) Undergone testing for HIV and received a positive result 2) One or more of the clinical illnesses or indicator diseases a. Current definition is uniform across Canada b. Definition also applies to 48 countris of the euro region , Australia, newzealand c. In UNITIED STATES it is a person that has T-lymphocytes count less then 200 cells per millimetres (as opposed to 1500 for a normal person) www.notesolution.comThere are people that do not believe in Aids however everyone who has died of AIDS has always been HIV positive HIV - Weakends the immune system - Works in the boddy by infecting certain white blood cells - Enters through hairs, cuts, mucous Queens university study 4 years ago - Asked highschool students about their knowledge rate - 65% of teens in highschool believed there was a cure for AIDS and HIV (there is not) Modern medicine has allowed people to less infectious to others and reduce the syndrome It may take a long time to affect a persons health Years ago people died within a few years Africa highest infection rate within 5 years (aprox) How long would a treated person live? maybe a normal life span (30-40 years) - People die of other things (such as heart failer, since medication triggers a high lymphatic response) or (liver failer, since medication is hard on the liver) If untreated - Immune system becomes comprimized and could be infected with other infections o Ie bacterial infections (eg terberculosis) o (full list on lecture notes) o Cancer KS people who spent lots of time in the sun (African and isiral men)- one of the indicators of people who might have full AIDS Three Conditions to acquire HIV transmission to occur:
More Less

Related notes for SOC309Y1

Log In


Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.