The Human Immunodeficiency Virus ( Hiv ) And Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

790 Words Oct 26th, 2016 4 Pages
There are twenty-seven bones in the hand and wrist, which allow for humans to simultaneously create and destroy.1 Millions of hands have been behind history’s breathtaking creations—millions more are and will be behind modern and future creations. Hands hold a symbolic meaning which is at no loss when thought of in the literal. With the proper motivation, hands can reconstruct the very fabric of the society in which we live. To truly combat the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) epidemic, the descendants of the hands that laid the foundation for the framework of modern day society need to relay it; to make a more equitable society for all. People that are more impoverished than others experience HIV/AIDS at a rate much higher than their more privileged counterparts. Individual-based medicine techniques are effective, however, mainly only to those who can afford them. To allow for the people living in poverty to receive the treatment they deserve a social reform must take place on a grand scale.

Antiretroviral drugs (ARV’s) have costs ranging from $54.00 - 4097.78 per treatment per month and because of this many people cannot afford them.2 Quickly the price is escalated even more because for effective control of the virus three ARV’s need to be taken in amalgamation. The medication’s price is staggering already, however the cost of the medical bills that come in tandem with HIV treatment leave many unable to afford proper care.…

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