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HIV: the basics

Abdul Hadi, Azwanis (2021) HIV: the basics. The Malaysia Medical Gazette, 12 January 2021.

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HIV. A familiar word to many of us. We have probably heard about it on TV, on the news and maybe even from people that we know. It’s not surprising since its reputation has escalated over the years. But how much do we really know about this disease? HIV – a history It was postulated that this disease may have originated from the Simian Immunodeficiency Virus, an almost similar disease found among chimpanzees. It was possibly transferred to humans when chimpanzees were hunted for their meat. This disease might have started as early in the 1920’s, but in 1981, doctors in the United States noticed a trend of diseases that occur if the body’s immune system is poor. It started among men-who-has-sex-with-men and later among people who injected drugs. Since then, the world has started seeing rising cases of HIV.

Item Type: Article (Electronic Media)
Uncontrolled Keywords: HIV, Disease
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RB Pathology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine
Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Family Medicine (Effective: 1st January 2011)
Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2022 10:30
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2022 10:30
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/95881

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