The Fight Against Hiv Aids Essay

864 Words Oct 13th, 2016 4 Pages
As reported in the news recently, members of the United Nation have vowed to stimulate the fight against HIV in order to eradicate AIDS totally within the next 14years. Although, the disease may still be prevalent in some areas of the world, with nearly 36.7 million people living with AIDS, the cure may be figured out soon due to recent strategies outlined medically and politically to contain the pandemic globally.

The world has made significant progress in reducing the spread of HIV that the epidemic has subsided in the recent years following the outbreak in the 1980s. Even with the disease still a potent threat to people - as of now, only 2.1 million to 2.4 million people became newly infected with HIV globally, leading to 1.1million to 1.3million people dying from AIDs related illness worldwide which compared to 2005 has dropped significantly. South Africa in the past couple years had seven million of its population living with AIDS related illness than any other country in the world. In the past several years Durban has hosted International AIDS Conference, there were 4.2 million people infected with AIDS in South Africa, which doubles every five years and 80,000 of its babies born annually, are infected with AIDS. As of now, only 200,000 babies born yearly are infected with the virus due to preventive measures campaigned through Television as a way of educating its population .

As the scientist in all parts of the world are trying to end the pandemic medicinally,…

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