Persuasive Essay On Safe Sex

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Since HIV is a sexually transmitted disease and has no cure yet, strategies concerning this problem can be aidful with the promotion of prevention. Our society need to prevent such disease from transferring from one person to another by promoting safe sex, which includes using condoms. There can be a possible decline in the matter if the community educate young adults the consequences of sharing needles and having unprotected sex. It is widely known that most high school require their students to take a class in health. With personal anecdote, I noticed that these health classes are more informative in promoting a healthy lifestyle by teaching students how to eat and be healthy physically rather than educating them the possible repercussion…show more content…
This is a major stepping stone in ways we can help solve the public’s health problem regarding HIV. Our school University of California, Irvine has also taken an interest in promoting safe sexual behaviors. Their health center offer five free condoms everyday to those in need. There are other programs that aims to help those who carry the disease as well. The Ryan White HIV/AIDS program is administered by the U.S Department of Human Services along with other public health service agencies. The program was created to help those who have HIV/AIDS but cannot afford for treatments. This is very useful as it can make those who carry the disease feel more secured and safe. The Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention (DHAP) also has a strategic plan and envisions a world that is free of AIDS. They want to establish an Office of Health Equity which aims to teach strategies that help cope with the disease. It was reported that DHAP have many other intervention programs that can really leave a great impact for the community in the…show more content…
It is reported by Avert that many young women and men are contracting HIV rapidly. People who carry this virus are often older men and sex workers. Once these men get marry to young girls, they will often engage in sexual activities, and due to the girls still being young and not having much knowledge about the disease, they will not be able to take precautions. Also, due to the country being in poverty, there is not much education or teaching going towards informing young children about the disease. Studies have also shown that in Sub-Saharan Africa, 26% of people who are HIV-positive are also developing tuberculosis (De Cock, Soro, Coulibaly, & Lucas, 1992). Sub-Saharan Africa has also took measures in order to suppress the spread. It is noted that the country also began to use condoms more often than before. Another method that the country is using is influencing males to get medical circumcision. Reports shown that if 80% males get circumcised, it can reduce the 3.4 million new infection. This can be a major stepping stone for the countries since Sub-Saharan Africa is getting hit by HIV the hardest. With trends and data analysis, it is showing that the country is slowly and gradually getting
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