Key Factors Of HIV Infection

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One in every six individual in the United States is unaware of their body’s contraction to an infection. An infection so dangerous, researchers have not found a cure for it yet. 1.1 million People in America are contracted with this virus and an average age range is just the young age of 13. Within the last two decades the HIV virus has become the largest scope of infection across the globe. With the number of infected people on the rise, it is important to understand how to cope with a disease so wide spread and so dangerous to someone’s body. The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate the key factors of the HIV infections and the highlighting points to protect yourself and others from something as dangerous as the HIV infection. In today’s …show more content…
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately “50,000 people in the United States” are newly infected with HIV each year. Just within the last few years specifically in 2010, around 47,000 became infected. A statistic shows that people who are becoming more infected are those who are gay/bisexual or African American people are most likely to become infected and more rapidly than other individuals. HIV has infected over half of Americans without even knowing and will continue to spread if preventative measures aren’t taken. Prevention methods include education of the infection and ways to protect yourself and others from spreading this infection. The level of education among individuals is not well known and not enough creditable resources are available for research when men or women become infected. There is no known cure for HIV infection as of today and that makes people not want to tell when they have become infected. Coping methods of the HIV infection are not clear and that is because the level of education among women who are infected is …show more content…
Over seventy percent of men and women in America are unaware of prevention methods and the difference in the different diseases that are out there. One of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of HIV is through PPE (personal protective equipment) things like using condoms, keeping track of your partners and knowing who you are with. Having an open and honest talk about diseases and testing is important when it comes to your body because you never know what the other person is doing or has done. With limited resources available to individuals with the infection, they do have things such as videos and treatment plans available to people who have become infected and ways to cope with the idea that the disease will never go away. There is no cure or vaccination against HIV and AIDS however there are ways to protect you from getting the infection not only HIV but other sexually transmitted diseases and a healthier lifestyle. Stated above, knowing your body and how it reacts to certain instances like contracting diseases is important because you never know the upcoming pandemics and how America is going to

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