Aids : How It 's Spread

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Alex Stakely
Professor Wheeler
English 101-A (8:00 a.m.)
14 November 2014
AIDS: How It’s Spread AIDS is one of many outbreak diseases that have hit the U.S. It has spread all over the world and has been a major epidemic to our society. The disease started in the U.S. in the 1980s and has spread all over the states. AIDS is spread from person to person by unsafe sex, blood, and a mother’s birth milk because it is one of many transmittable diseases. You cannot get it from kissing, hugging, or just by random touch as some people might think. AIDS does not have a cure, but the symptoms can be reduced by treatments. AIDS has the ability to change a person or family’s life forever and it is important to know about this disease to help prevent it. First, to have an idea of what AIDS is, it is important to know a little about the history and how it started. AIDS stands for acquired immune deficiency syndrome and it first showed up in the U.S. during the summer of 1981(Sultan 1). When they started finding this condition, they found that it was in men with weak immune systems, homosexuals, and drug addicts. By March 1987, 31,000 cases of AIDS were registered by the WHO (World Health Organization) in the United States, and by then about half of the patients had already died (Jager 28). The disease was spreading worldwide fast. There was not any type of treatments back then so most people who were diagnosed with the disease died. Luckily, today we have treatments…
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