Hiv ( Human Immunodeficiency Virus ) Essay

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HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a pathological disease that affects the physical well-being of a person, and as a result, could even further develop into AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome). It has no age boundaries and infects children and adults alike. This virus destroys your immune system and, furthermore, affects everyday practices and has many symptoms that are visible for medical professionals to examine. HIV is found all over the world, especially within developing countries in the sub-Saharan Africa.
“Globally, an estimated 36.7 million (34.0–39.8 million) people were living with HIV in 2015, and 1.8 million (1.5–2.0 million) of these were children. The vast majority of people living with HIV are in low- and middle-income countries. An estimated 2.1 million (1.8–2.4 million) people were newly infected with the virus in 2015. An estimated 35 million people have died from AIDS-related causes so far, including 1.1 million (940 000–1.3 million) in 2015. An estimated 1.8 million children are living with HIV. Close to 150 000 children (110 000–190 000) became newly infected with HIV in 2015.”
HIV also has different stages in which different intensities of the symptoms are exhibited. HIV virus also affects everyone definitely and the length of each stage varies from person to person. According to Charles Hunt, HIV’s prevalence in sub-Saharan Africa is as a result of the World System Theory in third world countries.

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