AIDS: A Life Or Death Issue


Imagine this, one morning you wakeup next to someone who you only
know by their first name. You can't believe you took this person home with
you. Then a month later you find out that by sleeping with this person you
have contracted the HIV virus. All your goals and dreams shattered by a one
night stand.

I hope to inform you about the AIDS and HIV disease. Also, I am
going to explain to you what it is, who it affects and how it is passed.
How to prevent yourself from getting it and treatments for it.

HIV is characterized by a gradual breakdown of the immune system.
Mostly common sicknesses. A healthy person has 800 to 1200 CD4 tecells per
cubic millimeter of blood. Found in HIV this ...

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been brought here in the
'70's. It first appeared in heterosexuals of both the sexes. It was
probably spread so quickly through female prostitutes. AID's has already
become a crisis of staggering proportions in parts of Africa. In Zaire, it
is estimated that 20% of their people carry the virus. That is 2 out of
every 10 people you see walking down the street. And that figure is
increasing. And if no cure is found that same thing will happen here in
the United States.

AID's was first seen only seen as a gay made disease in this
country. That was because of the numerous parteners an average gay male
had, but that statement is totally false. The HIV virus knows no skin
color, sex, age, or gender. It can infect you, me, or anybody else, gay or
straight. It can also affect rich and famous to the every day person.
Since 1981, out of 500,000 reported cases, 900,000 more may have HIV.
Currently growing most rapidly in minorities.

You can't get it by causual contact like ...

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