AIDS, it is the black plague of our youthful generation. Not only is it spreading quickly, but it also can affect anyone and can be fatal. So why not concentrate all our time and money into research for this disease that is fairly new and we know little about? Well, Naomi Freundlich, science and technology editor for Business Week magazine, thinks we should do all we can to prevent the spread of AIDS. In her article "No, Spending More on AIDS Isn't Unfair", she explains the need for increased funding and research in this field.
This virus weakens the necessary cells needed to fight infection within the immune system (“HIV/AIDS 101” par. 1). In her speech, she addresses that being aware of the disease is the key to finding a cure. During this state of time, those affected were being discriminated and rejected from society. The purpose of this speech was to get the attention of the audience and persuade them to inform awareness to others about this horrific disease.
Everyone has possibility of contracting AIDS and HIV; it can change one’s world in a heart beat. 1 HIV/AIDS has become a pandemic virus because of how quickly it has spread throughout the entire world. HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus, which means that it is a virus that attacks the immune system and it can only infect humans. HIV are like other viruses but there is an important difference, overtime your immune system can clear most viruses out of your body. HIV is different, the human immune system can’t get rid of it and scientist are still trying to figure out why our immune system can’t clear it.
Through events and demonstrations, Mad Pride informs the public of the struggle that mental patients have faced and continue to face today. Modeled after movements such as Gay Pride and Black Pride, Mad Pride is thought to be the next great civil movement of the twenty first century. The mad movement has already begun to expand across the globe, with events occurring in over seven countries including Australia, South Africa, and Canada. Activists join forces to educate the public that people suffering from mental illness are just regular people and deserve to be treated as so. The negative portrayals of mental patients in the media are false, and the Mad Pride Movement confirms that claim.
Along side that desire Americans also long to be over treated, we need more pills and surgeries, and do not mind risking our lives to receive them. Both of these huge social issues within the health field stem from one main social discrepancy, the social construction of health and illness. It is the socially defined definition of health and illness, the social interactions and reactions with health and illness, and the great influences society has on ones mindset that act as an domino affect in the great debate of health as an social
Hopes 2 However, a deeper look into the expectations Shilts has for his book can offer an explanation to why Shilts was not a complete success. Randy Shilts set out to make monumental changes in the world’s perspective of AIDS. He planned to enlighten, motivate, and educate the population on this tragic disease that has already claimed so many lives. He believed that virtually all the misconceptions about AIDS would be corrected and the public would insist that more be done to stop the epidemic. "I had hoped to effect some fundamental changes.
Once it was known that a person was indeed infected with the virus people began to separate themselves as to avoid catching the d... ... middle of paper ... ...id find myself very emotional. I find it very hard to understand how an individual can be subjected to such harsh treatment simply due to a disease. It is my hope that in the near future those infected with HIV/AIDS will witness major improvements in all areas of their lives. Works Cited Maguire, C., McNally, C., Britton, P., Werth, J., & Borges, N. (2008). Challenges of Work: Voices of Persons with HIV Disease.
HIV is a serious issue that is commonly pushed off and considered an irrelevant topic. In “AIDS, Inc.” by Helen Epstein, the topics of lifestyle brands and government funded organizations were discussed, and provided readers with an understanding of the depths of the disease. The excerpt discusses programs (i.e. loveLife) that had the potential and opportunity to save and inform many lives, but failed to do so, which continues to be a problem today. Our government is capable of helping and educating those who are infected, and anyone who could become infected.
Health communication covers a variety of health issues including disease prevention, health promotion, health care policy, and the... ... middle of paper ... ...ponse to the AIDS virus. Everyone was observing for the telltale signs of AIDS in others including Kaposi scars, dramatic weight loss, and respiratory symptoms. Infected Individuals were facing prejudices that Children with AIDS were prevented from going to school; infected adults lost their jobs, their families, and were shunned by a fearful society. Available testing for AIDS was underutilized by the gay population for fear of further social consequences. The government was finally forced to take action through media channels to manage the global threat to all people that AIDS not presented.