What is it like living with HIV/AIDS?
The first cases of AIDS were identified in the United States in 1981, but it most likely existed here and in other parts of the world for many years before that. In 1984 scientists proved that HIV causes AIDS. AIDS is a very diffucult disease to live with, aside from the fact that most people with AIDS usually reach a premature end, and also have to deal with the ignorance and hatred of many people. Some people are even afraid to tell close friends and family members because of the fear that they will loose their friendship. On top of that it is often hard for children to get into school's, because they are HIV positive or have AIDS. Some school's will allow you to go to school there but they also delay entry into the school so they can have traning on the HIV/AIDS virus. Many people who have a family member with HIV or AIDS go back to school so they have a better understanding of the AIDS disease, are prepared if anyhting happens to a family member. Some families who's loved one has aids will do everything they can to help. Living with HIV/AIDS is a constant struggle, you never know how people are going to treat you or what they are going to say or think. AIDS/HIV is a disease which has claimed the life of many. We as a whole need to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS!