The Pros And Cons Of HIV Prevention

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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 …show more content…
It will become more detrimental as the years pass by. Americans should become more concerned because only we can control this pandemic. HIV prevention today is more easier to prevent but also easy to catch. According to the CDC, “ limiting your number of sexual partners, never sharing needles, and using condoms correctly and consistently, you may be able to take advantage of newer biomedical options such as pre-exposure and post- exposure prophylaxis.” Although, following these steps are only the minimal. There are many other safety precautions or course of action plans to take when it comes to preventing HIV. However, there is not yet a vaccine or shot to prevent the virus yet. There are many types of medicines to take ( mostly pills) to lower your chance of infection. America should prepare to face the issue before it gets out of control. The centers for disease control and prevention is working with other teams such as OSHA ( Occupational Safety and Health Administration ) to maintain a set of regulations when dealing with HIV. They are trying to get citizens familiarized with the precautions and standard actions to deal with the virus. However, the fact of the matter is that the government should come up with laws and regulations for safety and prevention. The most effective way to address the problem is to start programs for awareness and try to get the public more involved in trying to learn about prevention and safety when it comes to dealing with someone who has the virus. Human Immunodeficiency Virus can and will take over. Statistics prove all of the reasons why it can and will in the near future. The United States stands for Freedom not promiscuous

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