The Influence Of HIV And Aids

HIV and AIDs

General introduction, introduce topic and why it is important. (Thesis?) The global HIV and AIDs pandemic affects every one of us. not just the affected but those of us that are not afflicted with this terrible disease as well. HIV is currently the world 's leading infectious killer. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Worldwide there are close to 35 million people living with HIV/AIDs, and of that massive number, there are more than one million people in the U.S. living with HIV, and only a fifth of that amount are alert to the fact that they are infected. It is estimated that globally, HIV has killed more than 39 million people since the first cases were reported in 1981. In 2013 alone, approximately 1.5 million
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Samples of his preserved blood were later tested and confirmed the previous belief. In a recent analysis of HIV types observed in the US the disease may have spread in 1968 but went undetected for another 12 years. Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDs) was first observed in the United States in the early 1980s. Towards the end of 1981 5 to 6 new cases were being reported each week and the condition was at this time known as Pneumocystis Pneumonia (PCP). By 1982 it had gained many other names, ‘GRID’ ( gay-related immune deficiency),’ gay cancer’, ‘community-acquired immune dysfunction’, and ‘gay compromise syndrome’. by the month of June in 1982, 355 cases of Kaposi’s Sarcoma and/ or other serious infections in young people that were once …show more content…
In 2002, a study determined the cost of new HIV infections in the United States to be an estimated $36.4 billion, including $6.7 billion in direct medical costs and $29.7 billion in productivity losses (Economic Burden of HIV/AIDS). Productivity losses were the lowest for whites at $661,100 and highest for hispanics at $838,000. The study concluded that direct medical costs and productivity losses as a result of the virus are substantial and are disproportionately borne by minority races and

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