Essay about The Epidemic Of Hiv And Aids

1699 Words Apr 14th, 2015 7 Pages
Tragically in the next five years the world will be faced with new challenges. However, the United States will be faced with the most. The most eminent challenge the U.S. will face is HIV/AIDS. Like majority of the american population I have baffled around with the topic. Most people who speak or make comments about HIV or AIDS are conversations of Ignorance. I never personally knew anyone who has contracted the virus but I have always been subconsciously curious about the topic. HIV is a virus spread through bodily fluids that affects specific cells of the immune system, called CD4 cells, or T cells. Over time HIV destroys many of the cells that the body and they body can’t fight them off anymore. Most researchers would agree that the virus originated in the sub-saharan part of africa thousands of years ago. The epidemic in Africa concludes that it is the leading cause of death. In the next 5 years the United States will be faced with a population crisis. According to, Rotberg and Gelletly. “ The Hiv/Aids Pandemic.” Lung diseases, cancers and tuberculosis are some of the opportunistic infections associated with AIDS. However, In America HIV is a rising epidemic and continuously growing stronger, but more than 1.2 million people have contracted the deadly disease and 14% of americans are not even aware they have it, so the chances are the future of America will be more endangered.
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