Lindsey Park and Nikita Belathar

What is HIV/AIDS?

HIV is a virus that can only infect humans. They attack your T-cells and then multiplies itself. Your T cells protect your body from harm, but when too many are killed, you will be exposed to sicknesses without any protection. AIDS is acquired when your immune system becomes deficient/ isn't working the way it should. It is a syndrome, which means that it is a complex illness with a wide range of complications and symptoms.

How has it Impacted our world currently?

Currently, about 1.1 million people in the United States have HIV, yet 1/6 of those people are not aware that they have been infected

Is there a Cure?

Since the 1980s, the amount of new HIV infections yearly has been reduced by 2/3, yet because of the treatment advances, the amount of people LIVING with HIV has increased dramatically.

There is no "cure" for HIV/AIDS, meaning that there is no reliable medication to eliminate the virus from the body, but there have been an advancement in the treatments given to patients. These treatments and therapies have dramatically improved the quality of the lives of people that have HIV.