When it comes to AIDS, there are no boundaries. AIDs have spread to many different countries and continents around the world. It is easily spread by simple hertosexual contact, also spread by shared needles, prisioners, sex workers and even Men who have sex with other Men. Women alone constitute 51% of those living with HIV in the world. When Women enter their reproductive age, the leading cause of death during
Before reading this article, I had minimal knowledge of AIDs and HIVs. My basic knowledge was that they are highly contagious diseases that can result in death. I knew that it starts out as HIV, which is an immunodeficiency virus, and if it isn’t treated correctly, it will escalate into AIDs. Something that spoke
Other influences such as the economy factor into the transmission of aids. Women who are unmarried and have kids use sexual relations to support themselves and their children and without other help, they rely on it as a means of
AIDS is a Sexual Transmitted Disease that has been going around for 30 years. AIDS can be transmitted to anyone, even through birth. AIDS has killed over 600,000 men and women. Also AIDS has even killed children. Most cases of AIDS in America there are many people battling with AIDS. People without AIDS are scared to be around someone with AIDS because they think it is contagious by contact and do not want to be near someone with AIDS.
Most types of diseases are very different from one another like the way they spread, symptoms, and many more. One type of disease that has a different impact to AIDS is the Spanish flu of 1918 because scientists tried to use models to prevent the disease from spreading. The Spanish flu killed about one-third of the human population during the outbreak in 1918. Before the major outbreak, the flu mainly affected the military, which is now killing healthy young adults because of how easily the disease can be transmitted. In contrast, some females increase their exposure to AIDS by contributing to the sex work as their survival strategy when their family is in a financial crisis, putting their own lives in danger. These two diseases have a contrasting
There is no cure for HIV/AIDS; therefore, once a person is infected with the virus only medication can be used to control it. Symptoms of this virus can be vague, similar to flu like symptoms therefore it can be difficult for one to know they have the virus. Being unaware of the diagnosis can increase the spreading of the HIV virus through sharing syringes.
People believe that the only way to get AIDS or HIV, it is only an issue for people who are promiscuous, the poor, minorities and gay people. Continually to make common mistakes that have the potential to lead them to a rude awakening about who can get the diseases. Most common way people could get it is by having anal or vaginal sex, or doing injection drugs with someone who is infected and sharing equipment I high risk. Pregnancy is
HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus which is a virus that attacks the human immune system. Once the body is unable to continue fighting the infection, the disease is more severe and known as AIDS. It usually takes more than 10 years to progress from the HIV virus to AIDS which is a deadly disease that has killed over than 25 million people around the world. HIV can be transmitted between people many different ways. Any kind of unprotected sexual intercourse is a very common way for HIV to be passed on. As well sharing needles, unsterilized tools for tattoos or piercings and exposure in health care settings. HIV can even be passed on to an infant during birth by their infected mother.
There are three ways that a person can contract the AIDS. Having unprotected sex with someone who is infected by the disease, but "more than 1,194,039 people in the United States have been diagnosed with AIDS."(Welcome to AIDS.gov) The exchange of these body fluids Semen, Pre-seminal fluid, Rectal fluids, and Vaginal fluids during sex can lead to you get the AIDS. The other way the disease can be contracted is sharing a dirty needle with someone who has the AIDS. "Injection drug users represented 8% of new HIV infections in 2010 and 15% of those living with HIV in 2011. Since the epidemic began, an estimated 270,726 blacks with AIDS have died, including an estimated 6,540 in 2012." (Welcome to AIDS.gov) Cancer does not enter the body through sexual contact, but it grows in the body as cells and tumors. "Cancer starts when cells in a part of the body start to grow out of control. Growing out of control and invading other tissues are what makes a cell a cancer cell." (American Cancer Society) There has been 312,150 male to die from cancer this year as well as 277,280 female. AIDS is more commonly found in men's and Cancer is more commonly found in women. AIDS and cancer are different, but they have more sign and symptoms in common fatigue, coughing, unusual bleeding or
The HIV infection and AIDS continues to be a major cause of illness and ultimately death in the United States. The United States Centers for Disease controls estimates approximately one in 200 American are infected with the disease without even knowing it. Worldwide, 17 million people are reported to be infected with HIV and four million of these have full blown AIDS. It is estimated that 62 percent of HIV cases that have been reported have died from AIDS. Though scientists are working diligently to find a cure, all cases of AIDS that are known have inevitably died.
HIV/AIDS is a virus that has been going around for many years. Most people do not really know what HIV stands for. HIV is a Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). HIV attacks the part of your body that fights disease better known as the immune system. The virus makes the immune system shut down and stop working. The immune system shutting down is the worst part about HIV not having any signs or symptoms to notify you of the virus is the worst part. Most people that have HIV looks health and only knew that had the virus by taking blood tests. There is however some ways a person cannot get HIVAIDS. A person and not transfer AID/HIV by hugging, kissing, talking to or touching a person with HIV. A person cannot get the virus by sharing foods, drinks using a public restroom, swimming together. Some of the ways to reduce HIV and AIDS is by Limiting the number of sexual partners, getting tested and knowing your partner’s HIV status.
To begin, AIDS, also referred to as acquired immune deficiency syndrome, is a disease in which there is a severe loss of the body’s cellular immunity, which in return, greatly lowers the resistance to infection and malignancy. A virus known as the human immunodeficiency virus or HIV, is a retrovirus that causes AIDS and allows for life threatening infections and diseases to thrive. AIDS was first identified in the early 1980s and it is now the leading infectious cause of death. Hence, aside from the twenty-five million people that have died since the 1980s, there are approximately thirty-four million people today living with HIV or AIDS. Those findings suggest that three million people become infected with AIDS every year, and about two million die from it each year. While the disease is transmittable through blood and sexual fluids, there is currently no cure or vaccine available to impede the course of the disease. That said, silence from the church can be deadly. It is
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.
So, let’s speak about disease itself. What is HIV/AIDS? This acronym means “human immunodeficiency virus infection/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome”. As illness progresses, it makes person, suffering from it, get more and more infections, which effect him in a way they will never effect a healthy person. HIV is usually transmitted via unprotected sex intercourse, blood transfusion, hypodermic needles and from mother to a child. However, despite the popular misconception, HIV/AIDS can`t be transmitted by casual non-sexual contact. HIV/AIDS is considered pandemic: in 2012,
HIV can develop when a non-infected person exposed by an infected person with HIV through bodily fluids. HIV in an infected person can annihilate the cells; the immune system weakens and becomes a target for other infectious illnesses. When the immune system can no longer defend itself, the infection has progressed to AIDS. People can contract HIV in many ways. HIV can spread by coming in contact with body fluids such as semen, saliva, blood, rectal and vaginal fluids, and breast milk from women who are nursing their babies. Promoting and educating preventative measures are an effort in controlling HIV.