Background Information

Non Profit Industry Background Information

The government and non-profit organizations industry consists principally of state owned enterprises and charitable organizations. Government owned or operated enterprises generally are in place to offer essential services such as healthcare, utilities, telecommunications, postal services, etc. but can be positioned across the complete spectrum of horizontal and vertical markets. Generally non-profit organizations chief objectives are to undertake or support activities, such as environmental projects, humanitarian aid, politics, education, sport, health care etc. in fact almost any area of public or private interest. These activities are undertaken with the purpose of benefiting the selected field rather than any commercial or monetary gain.

HIV/AIDS Non Profit Background Information

This project is analyzing the different aspects of working in the Nonprofit arena in the battle against AIDS in Africa. I am researching the topic from two different perspectives. The first perspective is that I am looking at blogs and news feeds from actual analysts perspective. I am also reading articles about receiving aid and relief in the perspective of the governments of these African countries.

What is HIV/AIDS?
The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is the virus that causes acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). The virus multiplies and acts by weakening the immune system. With a weakened immune system, however, the body is highly susceptible to infections and is less able to fight off disease.

HIV/AIDS Measurements
The UNAIDS-recommended measure to understand the extent of HIV in a population is the HIV prevalence among 15 to 49 year olds, or the percentage of people in that age group who are infected with the virus.

Reference of HIV/AIDS Terminology

This site is a good reference for any HIV/AIDS terms that may come up in RSS Feeds or news articles.

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