Hiv And Aids Epidemic. In The 21St Century, Everyone Has

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HIV and AIDS Epidemic In the 21st century, everyone has heard of the frightening HIV and AIDS virus. The disease we first discovered in 1983 in Arica, when it killed millions of people, especially poor people and travelers. In the developing countries, the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) are considered a death sentence, the world over, it is a frightening virus that has killed many people. The research provided me with the information the developing countries have a higher rate of HIV/AIDS infection than highly developed countries. The statistics from “ The Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic” show that 36.7 million people in the world have HIV/AIDS, and of the 36.7 million, 19 million are in…show more content…
When it was first reported, scientists were unaware of the how many people were infected with HIV and how many developed AIDS. By the mid-1980 it was suggested that more than 100,000 men would have already been infected with the virus. In 1983, females were infected with this virus, and at that time, scientists believed it come from heterosexual sex. In the same year, children were infected with this virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that casual contact could transmit that virus. However, later that year, scientists said that HIV/AIDS could only pass to someone through sex, by sharing and injection syringe, though breastfeeding, and through contact with the blood of someone infected with the virus (History of HIV/AIDS Overview). “ I have a boyfriend, but I cannot tell him I am positive although he says he love me and this is stressing me a lot because I want to get married but I could not because he will fall sick. I love him, yet I could tell him I 'm positive. Even when I am with my friend, we go dancing, chat, sometimes we pray, but I don’t move with my drugs because I don’t trust them much with status.” According to Natalia Matovu Sharh, people living with HIV/AIDS are associated with discrimination from the society and family members because they believe the disease will bring shame to the social and the family. Individuals who are willing to start a treatment have
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