Human Immunodeficiency Virus ( Hiv )

3350 WordsApr 14, 201514 Pages
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 50% of youth with HIV in the United States do not know they are infected. (www.cdc.gov/hiv/risk/age/youth). Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a pandemic burden that has inundated the world for decades. Evident populaces persist more vulnerable than others. The control of this potentially lethal virus is possible nonetheless; early detection through screening and adequate treatment is needed to stop the blowout. Due to the high incidence of transmission via unprotected sexual intercourse, bisexuality and needle sharing, the most common ways HIV is transmitted is through anal or vaginal sex or sharing drug injection equipment with a person infected with HIV. Susceptible populations include college age African American females. One such population is the confined by this epidemic. African Americans have the most severe burden of HIV of all racial/ethnic groups in the United States. Compared with other races and ethnicities, African Americans account for a higher proportion of new HIV infections, those living with HIV, and those ever diagnosed with AIDS. (HIV/AIDS Surveillance by Race/Ethnicity (2015). The fact that African Americans tend to have sex with partners of the same race/ethnicity means that they face a greater risk of HIV infection with each new sexual encounter. Base on this fact, African American female college students perceive themselves to be at greater risk of contracting HIV than
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