HIV and AIDS
By Christina B. and Shandra R.
The Science of HIV/AIDS
Unlike other viruses if you get HIV you will have it for the rest of your life. HIV attacks the body's immune system specifically the cells C4D or t cells they are cells help to fight off infections, this could cause the people who have HIV to be more open to infections or infection related cancers. AIDS is caused by HIV.
Two places that impacted by HIV/AIDS
Europe is one of the places impacted by HIV and AIDS. Some of the most popular way people in Europe is mostly physical contact with both males , people who inject drugs , and women that were migrants that came to Europe from the sub-Sahara Africa. The second place that was affected by HIV and AIDS is the Caribbean. The Caribbeans number people living with AIDS/HIV is about 12,000 people with currently only 42% of people that are 15 years old or older that have HIV or AIDS.people that are in the Caribbean (or almost any other place) that you will be at a higher risk of HIV and AIDS is if someone is a sex worker.
Why does HIV and AIDS exist?
HIV and AIDS exist because people found out that they had the disease originally in Africa and people didn't know it existed until the 1980's so people couldn't really do anything about it until it spread to at least 5 countries by the time that people found out it existed. There is a theory that HIV and AIDS came from monkeys because they have a similar to a disease that the monkeys have called SIV. Another theory is that they killed and ate infected monkeys also.
What connections are there to HIV and World history
The connections between HIV and world history finding out a new and infectious disease is important for people to know and president Obama has funded the research because it is a global disease so it relates to one of the president's who helped the cause.it is also connected because it is a world wide concern so it could affect almost anybody.
impacts of HIV locally
locally the HIV and AID population is around 1.2 million people with 1 in 7 people not knowing that they have HIV. A total of about 659000 people have died from HIV in just the U.S.A alone. Although the U.S.A is one of the greatest funders of research of HIV its still facing a major ongoing epidemic with about 50000 new infections per year and testing and treatments could also be making new infections.
How you can prevent HIV/AIDS
There are many ways to pervent HIV/AIDS
- Get tested and know your parteners HIV status
- Use condoms
- Don't inject drugs
- Talk to your doctor about taking daliy meds to prevent HIV
- If you already have HIV then hurry and get treatment while your immune system more healthy to lower the risk of infecting anyone else
Who will benefit from learning about AIDS/HIV
Everybody could benefit from learning about HIV/AIDS because then they could know how to protect themselves and prevent getting it and they could know all about it if they have HIV or AIDS and how they could stop from spreading it to others that don't have it
What can we do to address the issue?
To address the issue we could all tell people about HIV before doing anything and telling them about the risks of HIV and AIDS so that people can get checked and or there partners get checked so that you would both be safe from infection if you were to have intercourse with eachother
more about HIV and AIDS
- More progress is being made in preventing and eliminating mother to child transmission and keeping mothers alive
- Two other ways it can be transmitted is through blood contact and breast feeding
- it can not spread by skin to skin contact , sweat , saliva , tears , seats , or urine.
- the age group that is gets it most is ages 19-40