Hiv And Aids : Hiv / Aids

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The World Of Diseases We Live In: HIV/AIDS HIV/AIDS has been named a global epidemic because of its many outbreaks around the world. This is not happening on one state, but it is happening in every state and country you could name. It has been a major cause of death in the world, which results in the situation becoming a public health concern. It poses a risk to future generations. The most affected generation being the most active age group, which are the younger ones who are not protecting themselves. HIV is short for Human Immunodeficiency Virus and if it is left untreated, it can develop into AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome). This disease is not like many other diseases, once a person come in contact, they cannot get rid of it. This is something that stays in one’s body for the rest their life. HIV attacks a human’s body immune system by attacking the CD4 cells, which causes them not to work properly in fighting off infections. It can become worse if it is left untreated. This is an important topic to researchers because this is something that could affect a person’s life long-term. Barbara Wexler’s “AIDS/HIV” raises several interesting facts such as, how much is treatment, what are the treatment options, what are the different types of coverage, and many more. A more specific issue this book brings to light is whether there can be a way to prevent transmission of this death causing disease. HIV/AIDS is highly talked about in…

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