Open Access Graduate Research Paper
The origin of AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) is unknown. AIDS was first recognized in the United States in 1981. Since 1981, AIDS has spread rapidly throughout the country. Initially, cases of AIDS were confined to New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles (Harris County Medical Society, 1987). AIDS is a disease caused by a virus that destroys an individual's defenses against infections (United States Department of Education, 1987). It is essentially a disease of the immune system (Check, 1988). The AIDS virus, known as Human Immunodeficiency Virus, or HIV can so weaken an individual's immune system that he or she cannot fight off even mild infections and eventually becomes vulnerable to life-threatening infections and cancers (United States Department of Education, 1987).
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Department of Educational Administration and Counseling
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©1989 Mari Lagerstrom
Lagerstrom, Mari, "AIDS and dementia" (1989). Graduate Research Papers. 2720.