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This paper argues that discriminatory practices against people living with HIV and AIDS remain in place, even close to thirty years after the virus and syndrome were first diagnosed. The paper discusses the ways in which AIDS has been considered by various governmental officials and agencies and how fear has been the primary proponent of discrimination around the world.
From the Paper:"Since its initial discovery in the very early 1980s, AIDS has been seen as a cause for discrimination amongst many people on a global scale. AIDS, or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, is a condition that encompasses several different kinds of illnesses and symptoms that can accompany a compromised immune system, including cancer and pneumonia (UNAIDS "Fast Facts About HIV"). HIV, or human immunodeficiency virus, is a retrovirus that attacks the human immune system, breaking down and destroying the immune system on a cellular level (UNAIDS "Fast Facts About HIV"). When the immune system is compromised or destroyed, the human body can no..."
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AIDS Discrimination (2008, December 01) Retrieved September 29, 2022, from https://www.academon.com/analytical-essay/aids-discrimination-139560/
"AIDS Discrimination" 01 December 2008. Web. 29 September. 2022. <https://www.academon.com/analytical-essay/aids-discrimination-139560/>