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AIDS, Social and Ethical Implications for Business

AIDS is an acronym for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. AIDS is associated with the presence of HIV, the human immunodeficiency virus, though all persons with HIV cannot appropriately be said to have AIDS. The United States Centers for Disease Control's (CDC's) technical descriptor of AIDS has to do with either the presence of an opportunistic infection associated with HIV or a diminution of the body's CD4 (T-lymphocyte or T-cell) count to below 200 per cubic millimeter of blood. Evidence suggests that HIV is spread through transmission of bodily fluids typically associated with intimate sexual contact and/or intravenous drug use, though cases of in utero mother-to-child transmission are both on the rise and well documented. HIV is fragile once outside the body and is therefore not transmittable ...

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