Tuesday, December 14, 2004

How are people educated about AIDs?

Not many people understand AIDs. They are afraid to be around or breathe the same air that people with AIDs breathe. There is so much discrimination against people with AIDs. "They are dinied jobs, housing, medical care, and health insurance".3 Children with AIDs have been isolated and kept from attending school and playing on sports teams. By preventing all of the discrimination against people with AIDs, we will help maintain public health. This is true because people are so afraid of being discriminated against that they try to hide the illness and don't get help. Many people stereotype people with AIDs mainly because the aren't educated enough about it. Funds are now being provide to help others educate people about AIDs. Educating people in schools and the community has become the best approach to preventing the spread of AIDs. Teens in the incipient stages of puberty listen more and understand better than when they become older. People need to make sure they understand what Aids is before they discriminate against the people who have it.

Monday, December 13, 2004

How do you feel when you have AIDs?

Most people think that people who have AIDS are depressed. They think that people with AIDs don't like to suffer and, therefore, have no reason to live. They couldn't be anymore wrong. People with Aids know that they still wat to live their life to the fullest. That is how my grandpa thought. " He was a very outgoing man an a good father even with the illness," my dad said. My grandmother added:

Although we were divorced, he stayed around and helped raise his kids to be good and respectible kids and to see all his grandkids and have some part in their life. He did not let the illness hold him back.

He died when I was four, so I don't know much about him, but from what I do know, he was a great grandfather and a wonderful man. He bas been a positive role model for not only for his immediate family, but from everyone who knew him.

What are some symptoms of AIDs?

When people come in contact with the virus, they don't know they have it until they finally go to the doctor, which would probably be weeks after the contract the virus. People in America, as well as in the rest of the world, often neglect to go to the doctor for normal check-ups. They onlygo when they feel something is wrong with them. Developing AIDs can be prevented if it is detected early enough. Most cases of AIDs are a result of advanced cases of HIV. Studies show that HIv is less severe and deadly that AIDs. If you have HIV, if detected early enough, you can prevent it from becoming AIDS with special treatment, but people don't find out until they exhibit symptoms. This is not a good thing because, in the early stages of HIV, there may not be no symptoms. Some people don't even know any of the symptoms. Some common symptoms when you have HIV/AIDs are severe headaches, weight loss, fevers, and nausea. Other symptoms, which are rare, are seizures, lack of coordination, vision loss, and sometimes they even go into comas. I think it's best to detect it early so that these symptoms will not get out of controls.

How is AIDs transmitted from person to person?

Many people have problems understanding ho the virus is transmitted. Some think that any contact with a person or some of their germs will cause you to develop the virus. That is not tru. You cannot develop the virus through food, air, water our insects. No cases have resulted from sharing eating utensils, bathrooms, locker rooms living space, or classrooms. There are not many ways that AIDs/Hiv can be transmitted. "The most common way to transmit AIDs is by sexual intercourse especially between homosexual and bisexual men." Other ways to recieve the virus are by direct contact with infected blood or perinatal, which is transmission from an infected women to her fetus baby.




Smith,Rober."AIDs/HIV."Gumbo Magazine.October 2004: 19

What is the history of AIDs?

AIDs has been around for many years. Scientists really don't know exactly where the virus origionated. " Some say that HIV/AIDs began from certain viruses that infect monkeys and apes." They say that it most likely started in a population of chimpanzes in West Africa. This is one reason why scientists say that Africa has the highest number of cases of HIV/AIDs in the world. Scientists are also still puzzled about how is was transmitted from monkeys and apes to humans. Many theories have been created explaining the reason. The most common one is that it appears to have been transmitted to the people from hunting, butching, and consuming the monkeys. The reason is common just because the people were coming in contact with infected blood.




Drotman D Peter."AIDs".THe World Book Encyclopedia.2002ed.

Friday, December 10, 2004

What is Aids?

Have you ever just wondered what AIDs is? AIDs, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome is associated with " the most advanced stages of HIV infection"( Aids.com). People with AIDs have less than 200 CD4 positive T cells per cubic millimeter. Aids is caused by two viruses which comes from the family of viruses called retroviruses. When you have AIDs, it breaks down your immune system which causes you to develop many other different chronic illness such as lymphomas and many other different types of cancer, which is harder to treat in people with Aids.



(nd).Aids.internet explorer.19 Oct 2004.