Hiv And Aids : Aids

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HIV/AIDS is one of the deadliest diseases in the world today. HIV is a virus that weakens the immune system, making us prone to many infections. It can be transmitted in various ways; for example, by coming in contact with bodily fluids by unprotected sex, reusing needles when doing drugs or getting tattooed, being born to an HIV infected mother, etc. Millions of people are getting infected by HIV around the world. According to World Health Organization, “[. . .] In 2014, 1.2 [1.0–1.5] million people died from HIV-related causes globally [and] there were approximately 36.9 [34.3–41.4] million people living with HIV at the end of 2014 with 2.0 [1.9–2.2] million people becoming newly infected with HIV in 2014 globally.” These numbers show how serious the problem of HIV spreading is and how it is one of the major global concerns today. HIV has spread to all parts of the world and the risk factors and the ways HIV is transmitted are the same for everyone. Therefore, each of us are at risk of getting infected by HIV. Since there is no cure for HIV/AIDS, we all should use effective strategies to not get infected. Many people do not have much knowledge about HIV, so it is important that we raise awareness about it, especially in developing countries where HIV infection is most common. Every one of us should have a clear understanding of what HIV is and how it can affect our lives and community. We can effectively market HIV awareness by encouraging people to get to know people with AIDS and the consequences they face. The HIV awareness campaigns should take more direct approach to effectively raise awareness. When organizations conduct programs for HIV awareness, they should encourage people to get to know people with HIV/AIDS... ... middle of paper ... ...on rate, but getting to know people with HIV/AIDS led to a decline in infection rates in countries like Uganda and Rwanda. Life has many obstacles that one have to encounter. HIV/AIDS is one of the hardest obstacles one would face in their lifetime. The trick to avoid that obstacle is to prevent it in the first place and in order to do that effectively, one has to know the reality. One has to know the people that suffer from HIV/AIDS. Only then will one be able to learn from the mistakes of others. One would be able to understand what they did wrong and not repeat the same mistakes. Never hesitate to openly talk about HIV/AIDS; it is something that can affect each and every one of us. Understanding the consequences of HIV/AIDS and talking openly about it can help people to use effective strategies to prevent infection. Be smart and stay away from HIV/AIDS.

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