Sunday, January 31, 2016

AIDS/HIV

  



One of the biggest current health issue that is happening around the world is HIV/AIDS in Africa. The Human Immunodeficiency Virus(HIV) destroys your immune system and weakens the defense system against infection and targets other kinds of cancer. There's roughly about 41.1 million people around the world living with HIV, but the most common country living with HIV is Sub-Saharan Africa at around 28 million in 2014. Sadly, there is no cure for HIV, on the other hand there is a drug called antiretrovira(ARV) which can at least help the virus to be controlled. As the virus advances weakens the immune system it'll start to show symptoms such as, fever, weight lost, and diarrhea. Some actions on having a greater risk on developing HIV is having unprotected sex or anal sex, also using a contaminated needle or other drug equipment, and lastly being in receipt of unsafe injections.http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs360/en/

1 comment:

  1. I feel that AIDS is a big issue in the world because of the sheer number of people affected, and the large number of people who die from it every year. If anyone was killing over 1.2 million people a year, wouldn't we do anything in our power to stop them? Then why don't we try everything in our power to stop HIV/AIDS? Although, the fact that this is mostly transmitted through unprotected sex kind of leads me to believe that those who get it kind of should look into the risks before complaining. Maybe we should set it up as a if you get it, you pay yourself to get it treated?

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