Need an research paper on hiv that causes aids. Needs to be 5 pages. Please no plagiarism. HIV is contained in an infected persons body fluids such as Breast milk, Blood, semen and vaginal fluids and is passed from an infected person through sexual contact and blood to blood contact. The virus may also be passed from an infected mother to the child during pregnancy, delivery and breastfeeding. HIV was first discovered in Western Africa in the 1980s and currently, HIV/AIDS has no cure though with medication to slow down its advancement, the infected person can live healthier and longer (Wagner, 2008)
According to Robert Koch, a pathogen that caused a disease had to fulfil the postulates though currently, it has been accepted that certain species cause disease despite the fact that they do not conform to the postulate standards (Cohen, 1994)
HIV fulfils Koch postulates to be the direct cause of AIDS. Several studies have shown that HIV or HIV antibodies are present in a larger percentage of infected people around the world. The virus is found in every infected person. The major types of situations whereby HIV is present all the AIDS situations are high prevalence of the virus or HIV antibodies among the vulnerable groups for AIDS. The vulnerable groups include gay men, contaminated blood transfusion recipients, intravenous drug users and haemophiliac. Studies of groups of male homosexuals and intravenous drug users have shown that only the gay men and intravenous drug users who had HIV developed immunodeficiency and AIDS despite their behaviour is similar in the groups.
Also, according to the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study, which monitored 2,713 gay and bisexual men who were HIV positive for their health, it showed that only one man had a low count of CD4 cells, but he was under a cancer therapy done to weaken his immunity. Immune deficiency is not present in those who test HIV negative despite being blood, donors, blood transfusion recipients and injected drug users.