Hiv / Aids And Aids Essay

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Since the first cases were reported in 1981, AIDS has been affecting the lives of many people in the United States. Perceptions of HIV/AIDS have change dramatically over the pass of the years. Contracting the HIV virus meant a death sentence, however with medical improvements and the introduction of more efficient drugs a person with HIV can in a way live a normal life. And because of the advances in medicine people infected with HIV are living longer. Nevertheless, after a person gets infected with the HIV it is very likely for he or she to die of AIDS and AIDS still an incurable disease. In 2009 there was an estimate of 1.2 million people living with HIV/AIDS, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention but researchers argue that although there is a high percent of people living with HIV/AIDS, there are fewer new infections compare as previous years when the virus was discovered. Disparities in relation to new HIV infections between race and gender exist. Many researchers argue that minorities are more affected with HIV/AIDS because of the lacking representation on the media and the subjugating stereotypes place on them.
HIV/AIDS is a problem that indirectly affects many people. This chronic disease not only affects the people infected with it, but also their families and friends. Because HIV is a transmittable disease, many people avoid regular contact with HIV infected people. On the other hand, regardless of the new drugs that prolong the lives of…

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