Risk Status and Health Seeking Behaviour of Young Women for HIV/AIDS - Sylvia, Juliet
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The Acquired Immuno-Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is a fatal illness caused by a retrovirus known as the Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV) which breaks down the body's immune system, leaving the victim vulnerable to host of life-threatening opportunistic infections. Recognized as an emerging disease only in early 1980s, AIDS has rapidly established itself throughout the world and is likely to endure and persist well into the 21st century. AIDS has evolved from a mysterious illness to a global pandemic which has infected tens of millions in less than 20 years1. Globally, AIDS has become a major…mehr

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The Acquired Immuno-Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is a fatal illness caused by a retrovirus known as the Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV) which breaks down the body's immune system, leaving the victim vulnerable to host of life-threatening opportunistic infections. Recognized as an emerging disease only in early 1980s, AIDS has rapidly established itself throughout the world and is likely to endure and persist well into the 21st century. AIDS has evolved from a mysterious illness to a global pandemic which has infected tens of millions in less than 20 years1. Globally, AIDS has become a major public health issue and is posing a serious challenge to the developed as well as the developing world. It has become a leading cause of death. In the worst hit countries, AIDS is reversing the gains of human development including life expectancy. The epidemic is worsening the progress in human development by affecting the economic growth, human capital formation, health, education and by increasing poverty and income inequalities.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
  • Seitenzahl: 232
  • Erscheinungstermin: 12. Januar 2019
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 220mm x 150mm x 14mm
  • Gewicht: 364g
  • ISBN-13: 9783659804328
  • ISBN-10: 3659804320
  • Artikelnr.: 55125332
Autorenporträt
Sylvia, Juliet
Dr. Juliet Sylvia acquired her M.Sc & Ph.D at the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore, INDIA. She is now working as Professor & H.O.D. of community Health nursing at Sacred Heart Nursing College, Madurai & Staff Nurse at C.M.C.H., Vellore. Her research interests span across HIV/AIDS, Non-Communicable Diseases.