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The World Pandemic
Acquired Immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) is the final stage of HIV disease, which causes severe damage to immune system and numerous of dead all over the world. AIDS is the sixth leading cause of death among people ages 25 – 44 in the United States. Millions of people around the world are living with HIV/AIDS, including many children under age 15 (PubMed Health). In addition, AIDS ranks the first leading of death in Vietnam. More than 260000 people living with AIDS and an estimated 100 people become infected every day (AIDS in Vietnam). Based on this information, we know that AIDS is one of the most powerful killers in the world. It kills more than millions of people per year. Unfortunately, we cannot produce
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Many people know that this disease can be cause of death but are not informed about how AIDS is transmitted, which may cause them to fear AIDS and those who are infected. For example, people may not know that it is not possible for AIDS to be spread out through the air by having a conversation with AIDS patients. Therefore, it causes some people to fear being near someone who has contracted AIDS. AS a result of this fear, many of those infected have been isolated at their homes, fired from their jobs, threatened, and excluded from school because others were afraid of being infected. Because of this discrimination, it may be difficult for some of those infected to live a normal life.
HIV/AIDS didn’t get people attention from the beginning of this disease, so that the number of people who infected has been increased per year. And approximately 30 million deaths caused by this pandemic until now. To correcting our stupidity from the past, we have learned what is it about and the way it spreads out. Finally, we figure out HIV is transmitted by three main routes: sexual contact, from mother to child during pregnancy, and through blood. Understanding the disease transmission ways, we could figure out many method to slow down the growth of people infected. Such as sex education, free condom, free HIV test, prevention mother with HIV got pregnant. By applying these methods, the number of new HIV infections among children has dropped
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