Aids           1
With the upward climb of the AIDS epidemic it is vital that all sexual and non-sexual individuals become aware of this disease. AIDS have invaded our human society spreading from continent to continent with no signs of stopping. In 2007, it was estimated that 33.2 million people lived with the disease worldwide, and that AIDS had killed an estimated 2.1 million people including 330,000 children. AIDS are spreading across the U.S. It attacks all races, and can destroy a person’s life. We can prevent the spreading of AIDS by giving out more information, and getting tested.
By giving out more information about AIDS, we can prevent the passing of this disease. The lack of knowledge has always been a big problem in the U.S. What is AIDS? AIDS stands for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. It is caused by the H.I.V. virus. Many people think they can transmit it by just touching someone who is infected, but that is not the case. AIDS can be transmitted by having sex with an infected person, sharing a needle with someone who is infected, a baby who is born by a mother who is infected, or by drinking breast milk of an infected woman. We cannot get the disease by mosquito bites, or coughing and sneezing. It is an important factor that we learn all that we can about AIDS.
Another prevention of spreading AIDS is to have safer sex guidelines. When having sexual intercourse, always make sure to be protected. Latex condoms are highly recommended and are very effective when used consistently and correctly. People who are in relationships need to ask their partner to get tested. It is only fair to both parties that they have the right information to know that it is safe to go to the next level in the relationship. W need to be more careful about who we sleep with and take the proper precautions. Be also aware of one another’s body. Make sure he or she doesn’t have an open cuts or sores. Having one sex partner and abstinence are the safest ways to prevent AIDS....