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The Issue Of Aids And Hiv

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The Issue of AIDS and HIV
Zoya Siddiqui
In today’s world, it often seems like there are more issues to tackle than people have the capacity to handle. There is the global warming, poverty, hunger, wars, political conflicts, refugee conflicts, etcetera. Though all of these can seem daunting and hard to combat, none of them can be accomplished if the world’s population is not healthy. If people do not have the physical strength to think of new and innovative ways to take on these issues, then no progress will be made on any of them. As a result, global health should be prioritized as the most pressing issue the world is facing today. Until people are healthy, they cannot be educated, hope to reduce poverty, or do anything. One factor of global health that needs to be paid more attention is HIV/AIDS because though it is incurable, it can be prevented from killing millions. HIV, or Human Immunodeficiency Virus is a disease that kills the cell of the body’s immune system. It is a STD (sexually transmitted disease) but can also be spread through blood. HIV kills T-cells, a type of white blood cell, which leads to a person not having an immune system. The lack of an immune system means they are no longer able to fight off infections, which causes them to constantly getting sick. HIV is an incurable disease that a person has for life. However, just because someone has HIV and will have it for the rest of their life, does not mean that they are going to get AIDS. AIDS, or Acquired
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