More than 25 million people have died from AIDS since it was first discovered in 1981.
Young people (under the age of 25) account for about half of all the HIV infection worldwide.
AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) is a collection of infections that your body contracts because your immune system is severely damaged by HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus).
It is important to know the difference between HIV and AIDS. HIV is what you would contract first as HIV causes AIDS. AIDS is the collection of diseases and opputunistic infections that your body gets because your immune system is so badly damaged. After looking at the 2 acronyms, 'HIV' and 'AIDS' you should easily be able to see the difference between them:
There are treatments for HIV and AIDS that can slow down the virus's progression; however, there is no actual cure. HIV is transmitted through contact with body fluids that contain the HIV virus, such as blood, semen, vaginal fluid, and breast milk. There are a number of ways in which these fluids can be exchanged between people.
HIV is Occurring over a wide geographic area and affecting an exceptionally high proportion of the population.pandemic, with about 33.2 million people infected with the virus worldwide. As of November 2007 it was estimated that AIDS had killed more than 25 million people from when it was first recognized on June 5, 1981. This makes AIDS one of the most destructive diseases to be recorded in history.
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It is very important to be aware of AIDS, and how it could possibly affect you. As a teenager, it is embarrassing to talk to your teachers, parents and other elders about things like drugs, sex and alcohol. This is why this website is here. It's a place to educate yourself about a very important topic, HIV and AIDS, in a way that is not embarrassing but still gets the message through. This website was made for the following 3 reasons:
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