The Epidemic Of Hiv And Aids Essay

1924 Words May 7th, 2015 8 Pages
Evolution Paper It is evident today that viruses play an important role when it comes to prominent diseases such as smallpox, hermorrhagic fevers and even, HIV/AIDS. During the course of this assignment, I will mainly focus on the origins of HIV such as where/how it originated, what countries it affected it the most, how this disease eventually emerged into other worldwide countries, including the United States, and advancements that are being made in the ability to treat HIV globally as well as on an individual level. Given these points, I am particularly interested in the area of HIV because as a future Infectious Disease Specialist, I know i have to familiarize myself with prevalent/widespread diseases such as HIV by not only analyzing its effect on the human body but also large populations around the world. In addition, I wanted to research more about HIV because nowadays many people are unaware of its extenuating circumstances and effects. In other words, people understand HIV as a sexually transmitted disease, or (STD) but few fail to grasp the lifelong effects individuals face due to this ailment. According to a data released by the World Health Organization(WHO), HIV is the leading cause of infectious diseases globally; studies show that approximately 2.3 million people are infected by HIV each year and an estimated 1.6 million people die as a result of this infection. If we dig a little deeper in terms of the statistics around HIV Infections, research…

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