Aids Essay

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Title: HIV/AIDS Awareness Number of Words: 605 Summary: This paper discusses the basic ways in which a person can acquire AIDS. It discusses the general concept of AIDS and HIV and the general implications it has on the society. It further advocated ways on how to fight AIDS. HIV/ AIDS Awareness AIDS stands for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome that is caused by the HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus). It has been a growing concern in the world for the past 15 years. Personally, You might not know anyone who is suffering from AIDS but there are chances that someday you will. Over one million Americans are estimated to be infected, that is one in every 250 American people. Each year 40,000 to 80,000 Americans become infected with AIDS and HIV. People who are infected with the virus do not die solely because they got infected with it; they die because of the complications resulting from an opportunistic infection because of a compromised immune system. I know that you are tired of hearing the same old saying about AIDS but it is true. Everyone is at risk of getting this virus. This disease does not discriminate. It could be young or old, Asians, Americans, male or female, single or married. Every single one of us is at risk of it. There are different ways wherein you could acquire AIDS. First is by having sexual intercourse with a partner that has that disease or by having sexual intercourse with different partners without proper protection. The youth of today shows that at the early age of 13 to 15, many of them are already sexually active. Young Boys and Girls already have sexual experiences without being aware of the consequences of it. Some people who are involved in this activity reasoned that they are using condoms as protection so that they will not get infected, but condoms are NOT foolproof. The risk of getting AIDS is still high. Another way wherein you

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