AIDS/HIV Awareness!!

By: Brittany Sargent 6th hour Global Studies

Facts about AIDS.

  • African American Women account for more than 77% of AIDS cases that were reported among only women.
  • AIDS occur most often between 15 through 19 years of ages.
  • AIDS is the leading cause of death for all African Americans between the ages of 25 and 44.
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The red ribbon is a universal symbol of awareness and support for those with AIDS and HIV. (Above)

Interesting Facts on People in Africa affected from HIV/AIDS:

  • More than 35 million people are living with HIV/AIDS in Africa.
  • 91% of the world's children that are affected with HIV/AIDS live in Africa.
  • In 2011, 1.7 million people had died worldwide because of this disease.

Did you know?

  • That HIV is the infection that causes AIDS.
  • HIV has few to no symptoms of anything other than AIDS and hasn't for over 10 years.
  • There is no cure but there is a treatment that slows it down but doesn't stop it.
  • There are ways to prevent yourself from getting HIV/AIDS.

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What are some ways to prevent yourself from getting HIV/AIDS?

  • Well, the surest way is to abstain yourself from sexual intercourse.
  • Also, not to share needles and/or drugs such as: steroids, hormones and other dangerous and unhealthy drugs.

How is HIV/AIDS effecting people in Africa?