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Tuesday, May 12

  1. page Potential Topics edited ... Health Care Allocation: How do we decide who gets access to health care, particularly expensiv…
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    Health Care Allocation: How do we decide who gets access to health care, particularly expensive equipment and therapies? How do we decide who gets access to transplanted organs? Should the government pay for health care when a person cannot afford it?
    Environmental Issues: How do we decide between conservation and economic interests? How much land should be allocated to other species and to parks? Should industries be responsible for damage done to the environment by them (pollution)?
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    animal testing or factory farming acceptable when
    Population control: Who has the right to decide who should have children (and how many)? What measures should be taken to control the population of the world?
    Human Research: Should humans be used for medical and psychological studies, what guidelines should be instated to protect subjects?
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Tuesday, June 3

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    In this WIKI:
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    -Discrimination
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    Legislation
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    Science
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    How AIDS infects
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    The science behind AIDS

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    The Sociologist says....
    AIDS in general is looked down upon in society because of its connotations with intravenous drugs and the fact that it can only be transmitted through bodily fluids. It is for this reason that many people affiliated with the disease are reluctant to disclose their conditions to the general public. In this case, ignorance is not bliss. In a study conducted by CAB Abstracts and published by Medknow Productions, in which researchers tested 800 people's knowledge of HIV/AIDS through a questionnaire with 65 items regarding all aspects of HIV/AIDS- general knowledge, knowledge of transmission, general attitude, and evaluation of governmental measures taken to hinder the epidemic. The results were as follows:
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    Discrimination
    There are many stigmas associated with AIDS that lead to certain discrimination against the victim. Stigmas are caused by factors in the psyches of many people such as:
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    AIDS'
    life-threatening nature
    -The stereotypical ways to contract the disease (sexual activity, drug use, etc.)
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    Many people who discriminate fail to acknowledge the fact that AIDS is also transmitted through breastmilk, among other things.
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    Disclosure
    Laws about AIDS disclosure are often trumped by sociology relation to this issue, but as neglected as they are, they do in fact exist. At the point of sexual relations, AIDS disclosure is no longer a personal matter- in fact, it is in the hands of lawyers and judges. Law suits have been made against sexual partners who fail to disclose their infection to their significant other. Oddly, most law suits have been made against female prostitutes.
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    and conditions:
    Have anal or vaginal sex. You cannot be prosecuted for oral sex. As to anal and vaginal sex, the law applies equally to men and women; tops and bottoms. The law punishes exposing someone to HIV through these types of sex. Your sexual partner does not have to actually become infected.
    Know that you are HIV-positive. You cannot be prosecuted for sex that you had before you knew that you were HIV-positive.
    Fail to disclose your HIV status. If you disclose before insertion, you cannot be prosecuted.
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    a condom. This means that every inserting penis has to be covered. Even if you are on the receiving end, you havewoman has a legal
    Have the "specific intent" to infect the other person. Most likely, this element will prevent the statute from being used to harass people living with HIV. To be prosecuted, you have to engage in the sexual activity with the specific intention of infecting the other person with HIV. Just knowing that you had HIV when you had sex will not be enough. The law explicitly states that: "Evidence that the person had knowledge of his or her HIV-positive status, without additional evidence, shall not be sufficient to prove specific intent." Because of this specific-intent requirement, the law is narrowed in scope to only cover individuals who want to infect other people, and who are probably expressing that desire. If you slip up one time, it's unlikely that you will be prosecuted. However, the best way to stay clear of this law, and other legal liabilities, is to always disclose your status and/or practice safer sex.
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    Persons with HIV infection have been denied access to social services, or denied medical treatment, or had treatment or services delayed, solely because they have HIV or AIDS. Such actions by an agency, organization, hospital, nursing home, drug treatment center, clinic, medical or dental office, or other entity, may be unlawful discrimination under either Section 504 or the ADA, or both.
    Examples of practices which are illegal discrimination could be:
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    -A helper T cell count of less than 200 (The average count is between 600 and 1,000).
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    Educator
    Should insurance companies be allowed to test for HIV/AIDS in their underwriting process legally?
    Should privacy laws be stricter? Why? Why not? How would they be enforced?
    Should AIDS sufferers be required to inform the people they work with/the people around them that they have AIDS? Why or why not? How would this be enforced?
    Is it ethical to have AIDS and keep it a secret?
    Should it be illegal to not tell your sexual partner even if you abide by the laws?
    Should non-citizens of America still fit under the American laws surrounding this issue? Why or why not?

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    Penalties
    Possesion of illegal anabolic steroids has a maximum penalty of one year in prison and a minimum $1,000 fine.
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Monday, June 2

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    Food for Thought
    1. Is it right to use animals for medical research or to test cosmetics?
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    animal testing? Discuss the pros and cons of these methods.
    3. Are the benefits of killing animals to test human medicines greater than the costs?
    4. Is dissection necessary to teach animal physiology?
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    Scientific Aspects:
    Types of Transplants
    Autograft-Allograft- transplant of tissue from same person
    Allograft- transplant of tissue
    organ from genetically
    Isograft- allograft between identical twins
    Xenotransplant- transplant of organ from one species to another
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Sunday, June 1

  1. page Steroids and Performance Enhancing Drugs edited ... 7. Should sports be responsible for the health of their athletes and ban steroids because of t…
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    7. Should sports be responsible for the health of their athletes and ban steroids because of the risks to health or the risks to fairness?
    8. Should athletes involved in relays be stripped of their medals if one of the team members is proved to have used steroids (marion Jones)?
    9. Do you agree with the consequences right now?
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    5. Do you think that the arguments for the use of steroids outweigh the risks to health?
    6. If you think that steroids should be allowed in sports than do you think there should be an age restriction? Should they be allowed in high school or even middle school sports?
    7. Should sports be responsible for the health of their athletes and ban steroids because of the risks to health or the risks to fairness?
    8. Should athletes involved in relays be stripped of their medals if one of the team members is proved to have used steroids (marion Jones)?

    Web Evaluations
    WebsiteURL: [[http://kidshealth.org/parent/fitness/safety/steroids.html%3C/span%3C/span%3E%3C/span|http://kidshealth.org/parent/fitness/safety/steroids.html</span</span]]>
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    Science:
    What are steroids?
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    Science:
    What are steroids?
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