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HIV/AIDS: What You Need to Know About this Prevalent Disease

A lot of diseases had been taking place on humanity’s seemingly vulnerable self. Diseases that stand as a large shard in the lives of those unfortunate individuals. Accordingly, several of these diseases are tackled across the world and one of them is HIV/AIDS.

HIV/AIDS is a disease of the human immune system that has spread and has been spreading for the last years around the world. Be it men or women, rich or poor, this viral disease has exposed its dangers to people. Falling as unfortunate victims to this disease can be prevented by knowing its factors.


More than 35 million people now live with HIV/AIDS and 3.3 million of them are
under the age of 15.

In 2012, an estimated 2.3 million people were newly infected with HIV and it is in fact that every day, nearly 6,300 people contract HIV—nearly 262 every hour. Also, in this said year, 1.6 million people died from AIDS.

There are approximately 1.1 million people living with HIV/AIDS in the U.S. and
almost 1 in 6 of them is unaware of their infection. Moreover, since the start of the
AIDS epidemic, 1.7 million Americans have been infected with HIV and more than
650,000 have died from it.

An estimated 50,000 new HIV infections occur in the U.S. each year. Men who have
sex with men (MSM) account for the majority of new HIV/AIDS diagnoses although
MSM comprise only around 4% of the U.S. male population.

New HIV diagnoses among MSM were more than 44 times higher than among other men and more than 40 times higher than women in 2008. By race, blacks/African Americans face the most severe burden of HIV.

It is best to contemplate serious matters, particularly diseases such as AIDS. Awareness, motivation and a better perspective of things can provide answers to these problems.

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