It infects cells of human nines and not any other animals, thus the term “Human Immunodeficiency Virus” (HIVE). It replicates inside the human body cells and damages them as it spreads, causing the infected person to become vulnerable to his environment. An infected person’s immune system is broken, allowing viral and bacterial contagions to attack as the HIVE reproduces so rapidly. Since the immune system cannot ably fight off both exterior and interior infections, a person becomes severely and frequently unwell. The HIVE sufferer can then be said to have AIDS. Ultimately any opportunistic diseases will cause that errors to die.
The disease gained the name “Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome” (AIDS) after a cellular deficiency of the human immune system was found in every AIDS patient as well as other signs and symptoms of disease. This was due to the fact of this disease being acquired from the action of some environmental agent. Environmental theories about the origin HIVE abound. One theory states that HIVE is related to SIVA (Simian Immunodeficiency Virus). The SIVA is found in monkeys and chimpanzees. It is alleged that at some point, the virus crossed over from chimpanzees to humans. This is still debatable.
The “hunter theory” is fronted to lend additional credence to the alleged bestial origins of HIVE. It states that when hunters killed and prepared a chimpanzee for eating its blood entered the hunter through cuts and wounds. The SIVA then mutated and adapted to survive in a human host, becoming HIVE. Others claim that HIVE resulted from people having sex with chimpanzees. There are diverse theories about the origin of HIVE. Some sources show that AIDS was identified only twenty-five years ago in 1981. Yet others say the earliest sample of HIVE was taken in 1959 from tissue samples from a man ho lived in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Even domestic cats have cited as a possible origin of HIVE due to a belief that cats can carry the feline Immunodeficiency virus called “feline AIDS”. Another environmental myth is that of Buffo’s crashing to Earth and releasing a “new organism” – a deadly virus that would end humanity. Other reports have linked HIVE/AIDS to America’s biological warfare research that ended up contaminating the environment Israel and South Africa too are alleged to have created HIVE as an ethnic weapon to eliminate racist political rivals, to enable them control their natural resources conveniently.
As a means of controlling natural resources, it is also alleged that HIVE has been deliberately spread in Africa through smallpox eradication vaccine program conducted by World Health Organization in the 1 sass to tame the growing population, which is not only promoting poverty but also depleting environmental endowments. One myth asserts that the Lignite States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) created HIVE in order to decimate the population of Central Africa, as part of a wider conspiracy to annihilate black people. Environmental insecurity is also cited in the nature of HIVE/AIDS issues.
It is alleged to be a scare story, fabricated by the West as a method of birth control. Many people may believe that HIVE/AIDS does not exist, and this misconception is based on the fact that HIVE has no symptoms; it only destroys the immune system silently, so a person is not aware of this until it is too late. Moreover, people only die Of opportunistic infections, not the disease. Yet again, a ‘dissident’ group of scientists has emerged, claiming that there is no true scientific way of establishing that HIVE is the cause of AIDS.
They add that many people put heir lives in the hands of the medical establishment that has erroneously based its research and treatment on a premise founded on unsubstantiated assumptions. The dissident view claims that the popular theory of HIVE causing AIDS cannot be proved scientifically, and that it is impossible to prove that HIVE causes AIDS because it has never been proved that a human immunodeficiency virus exists at all. This is because HIVE has been classified as a retrovirus, and the only scientifically acceptable method of isolating and identifying retroviruses has never been successfully used in the study of HIVE.
It is even argued that a suppressed immune system arises from exposure to radiation. A suppressed immune system may also result from congenital inherited immune deficiencies, and certain forms of cancer and cancer chemotherapy, other than HIVE. The above statements may be untrue, but they underline man’s latent manipulative power to exploit the environmental elements for his own purposes. The environmental features of HIVE spread and transmission cite human use of dirty equipment as a key cause.
Materials like razor blades or needles can carry HIVE, if not cleaned thoroughly, between ACH user. Any equipment used that cuts through the skin needs to be sterilized between each use, such as barber’s razor blades, ear piercing needles and circumcision tools. The living environs of HIVE/AIDS patients are often suspicious and feared as potential avenues for spreading the disease. Most opportunistic infections such as tuberculosis and skin rash have environmental implications as they attack a weakened individual both internally and externally.
It is true, one cannot get HIVE by living with an HIVE sufferer, but sharing facilities such as cutlery or toilet seats is sometimes dated. It is suspected that in the presence of an HIVE victim, the disease might be transmitted to a healthy neighbor through swimming in the same pool, insect bites, coughing or sneezing. It is however true that whereas one may not contract HIVE by sharing the surroundings with the patient; it is possible to acquire some of the related infections, which are contagious. Such communicable syndromes may include diarrhea or cholera, cough (an airborne disease), tuberculosis or rash.
Moreover, the opportunistic ailments would undermine the hygienic status of the patient’s atmosphere, generating OLL smell, unsanitary surfaces, and contaminated linkages – except on odd occasions when cleanliness is highly observed. Thus, one way to cure of AIDS is to support the sick to live in a clean and healthy setting. A key method of helping a person with HIVE is to keep them healthy for as long as possible; a good diet is needful in trying to slow the disease and it keeps the immune system stronger for longer. People with HIVE need a positive social and physical environment that shows that they are still humanly appreciated.
Herbs and other earth substances have been popularly collected and recessed both in science laboratories and rudimentary village units to provide relief to AIDS patients. Apart from their ecological sources, the processes and elements of medicinal creation remit unnatural substances to the atmosphere, and it gets contaminated. Condoms are environmental hazards as well. They are widely sponsored as effective barriers against HIVE infection if correctly used; being rubber they do not decompose if thrown away. Unlike organic material, they can take about a thousand years to decompose, and hence they pollute the soil.
As they cannot rot, condoms Anton lead to any kind of soil formation, but may have an acidic combination, which with time disturbs the chemical formulas of the soils. The killing element is not environmentally pleasant either. HIVE/AIDS is a leading killer among all known infectious diseases; it is ranked fourth among all causes of death – world over. The environment suffers when a person dies, as AIDS deaths have generated a lot of business involving both natural resources and industrial products. Millions of trees have been cut down to provide timber from which to assemble coffins to contain corpses.
A lot of land has been dug into graves and dead bodies entombed, in which case they rot to become earth as well. The cultural aspect of the environment is instructive during funerals of AIDS victims as well. In many societies, neighbors, relatives and friends would keep fulfillment vigil at the funeral of the deceased, amidst rains and coldness, and in addition the crowds that gather to witness a burial affect the environment by trampling on vegetation. Funeral rites such as widow inheritance and installation Of heirs also underlie the cultural elements Of environment.
Cementing the graves has become a critical environmental hazard of our time. Considering that many of the people who die are wealthy, their relatives and friends often endeavourer to accord them “dignified” burials by constructing tombs with cement, bricks, stones and other precious materials. Communal cemeteries and countryside graveyards are “flooded” with such sepulchers, which do not only impede water percolation into the soil but also envelop valuable space on which plants might otherwise thrive or organic decomposition occur.