AIDS When Will It Stop

Social Outline: AIDS AIDS: When Will It Stop?

I. Introduction
A. [Thesis Statement] “If hooking a car battery up to a monkey’s brain will help find the cure for AIDS and save somebody’s life, I have two things to say… the red is positive and the black is negative.” Quoted by Nick Dipaolo
1. a great deal of research has been put in to find a cure but there is still no cure for AIDS.
a. there is no cure or vaccine for AIDS.
2. approximately 30.6-36.1 million people are living in the world with AIDS in the world (Avert).
3. AIDS can affect anyone of any age gender or race. And children and adolescences are becoming a hard carrier of AIDS.
4. A person with HIV+ in serious condition or has chronic symptoms of AIDS is diagnosed with it. (Centers for Disease Control)
II. Body
A. [Topic Sentence] The onset of puberty of any young youth may bring interest in romantic relationships and sexual exploration.
1. Pressures of the media influence young teenagers to become more sexually active.
a. these are activities such as deep kissing, genital touching, and oral actions.
2. 29 youths have been followed at the Centre Maternel et Infantile sur le SIDA (CMIS).
a. AIDS may be contracted through breast milk; therefore children are capable of obtaining the virus.
b. these 29 youths ranging from age have been infected since birth and share their feelings and understandings of the disease.
3. young adults with the disease have known to be sexually active later than a person without the disease.
a. this can delay other developments such as psychosocial developments and therefore causing psychological distress in a young teenager. (Buchacz).
4. Adolescence that contract the disease gets it through sexual transmissions and inconsistent use of condoms.
5. there are ways of preventing this healthy population of adults from being infected
a. this is through safer sex practices, and disclosure of the disease.

B. The term AIDS is an acronym for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, which is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV+).
1. The disease disables or kills off a certain cell called the CD4+ T-cell, which is required in the immune system.
a. by doing so it will eventually disable a person’s immune system.
2. Causes of AIDS – sexual contact with an infected partner or through infected blood.
3. to be diagnosed with AIDS a person must have less than 200 CD4+ cells or 26 chronic symptoms of AIDS.
4. some of the symptoms of HIV+ or the lower level of AIDS is swollen glands, lack of energy, fevers and sweats, and skin rashes.
5. A person with full-scale AIDS may develop infections of the intestinal tract, lungs, brains, eyes, and other organs. With these types of symptoms a person may become severely debilitated.
a. therefore can be prone to cancer especially those cancers that are caused by viruses.
C. A way for HIV or AIDS to be detected is by testing the blood of a person and viewing the presence of disease fighting proteins also known as antibodies.(Avert)
1. It can take from 6 weeks to 6 months to detect a person infected with HIV.
2. there are many ways of testing for an infected person.
a. taking a sample of oral fluid or urine.
3. new advanced technologies have developed systems to provide preliminary results in 20 minutes.
4. a person tested with HIV+ are usually given a combination of drugs.
a. this is because HIV can become immune to a single drug more easily.
5. there is only one way to protect a person from AIDS it is abstinence.
a. other methods also include monogamy with an uninfected partner, or consistent and correct use of condoms.
D. AIDS is the forth largest epidemic in the world today.
1. the global spending on this project have been shockingly a large amount.
a. by the end of 2006 nearly five times the money had been spent on AIDS than in 2001.
2. “AIDS is not only killing the sick, but also crushing the healthy. There are two kinds of people here, the infected and the affected.” (Kristof)
3. There were an estimate of 4.3 million new cases of HIVAIDS, as 2.9 million adults and children died in the same year of 2006.
4. Numbers of infected have increased dramatically in East Asia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia, as the population of infected in these regions was 21% less in 2004 than it was in 2006.
5. One of the leading causes of contracting this disease is through the use of non-sterile equipment by drug users
a. which caused approximately 67% of all the infected in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
6. some statistics show, the females are expected to make up a growing percentage of HIVAIDS. In regions such as Saharan Africa, women already make up a shocking 59% of all infected adults.
7. The 8.9 billion dollars spent in 2006 still fell short 14.9 billion needed to combat HIVAIDS.
III. Conclusion
A. By viewing the current statistics of new infection rates, HIVAIDS shows no signs of slowing down or coming to a halt.
1. The United Nations estimates that 42 million people are infected with AIDS
a. and they believe that approximately 45 more million will be infected by the year 2010. (Altman)
2. By developing a safer sex habit, a large number of people can refrain from being infected.
3. Even though a large sum of money has been put into researching for cure, and no cure has been found the money hasn’t gone to waste.
a. The funds and grants put into the program have developed a wide variety of technologies and new medication to prolong the disease.
4. “There is no cure… no vaccine… not yet!” (CANFAR)

“If hooking a car battery up to a monkey’s brain will help find the cure for AIDS and save somebody’s life, I have two things to say… the red is positive and the black is negative.” Quoted by Nick Dipaolo. From the above comment, a person can come to realize that there is simply no cure for AIDS, though a large deal of research and sacrifice has been put in to find one. By the end of the year 2007 there are approximately 30.6-36.1 million people living with AIDS. (Adverting) There has been the assumption that homosexuals are the only people that can contract HIV and AIDS, but the fact is that anyone of any gender or race and age may contract this disease. There have also been many factors involved as the adolescences and even children are becoming a hard carrier of AIDS. A person that is diagnosed with AIDS has a form a HIV+ that is much more serious, and has developed chronic symptoms within ten years of contracting the disease. (Centers) Though immense research has been put into this program in finding a cure, the numbers continue to rapidly rise. AIDS is now the fourth leading cause of death globally, still without a cure.

The onset of puberty of any young youth may bring interest in romantic relationships and sexual exploration. These young adults are faced with pressures of the media and are encourage with activities such as deep kissing, genital touching, and oral actions. There have been 29 youths with the ages ranging from10-18 who have been infected perinatally being followed at the Centre Maternel et Infantile sur le SIDA (CMIS). Since the virus can be spread through semen, vaginal fluids, and breast milk the virus can be passed on from infected mothers to their children. (Canadian Journal) The youths are interviewed and express their feelings and understandings of the disease and expose to the centre of how to refrain from acquiring the disease. The many people who have been born with AIDS, have proven to be sexually active later than a person without the disease. This is a delay in pubertal development which in turn can delay psychosocial developments and therefore causing psychological distress in a young teenager. (Buchacz 56) Adolescence with the AIDS virus has mainly contracted it through sexual transmissions and also inconsistent use of condoms. The only way for the young population of infected adults to maintain healthy is to obtain a safer sex practice along with the consistent use of condoms, and for the disclosure of the disease to the person’s partner. (Humphreys)

The term AIDS is an acronym for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, which is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV+). The disease disables or kills off a certain cell called the CD4+ T-cell, which is required in the immune system. Killing these cells eventually immobilizes a person’s ability to fight off disease. HIV being the potential beginning of AIDS is most commonly contracted through unprotected sexual contact with a partner that is infected, or through contact with infected blood. HIV to the most advanced stages is referred to AIDS. A healthy person carries approximately 1000 CD4+ T-cells, and for a person to be diagnosed with the AIDS disease they must carry less than 200 CD4+ T-cells. Another way a person can be said to have AIDS, not regarding the T-cell count is if they show 26 or more chronic symptoms of a person with advance HIV may show. Months or even years before AIDS develops many people experience swollen glands, lack of energy, fevers and sweats, and skin rashes. These are some of the milder conditions of AIDS in the beginning of its life span. A person with full-scale AIDS may develop infections of the intestinal tract, lungs, brains, eyes, and other organs. With these types of symptoms a person may become severely debilitated. People who have contracted AIDS are extremely prone to develop cancers, most likely cancers that are caused by viruses. Since these types of cancers are developed by having a weak immune system. (Centers)

A way for HIV or AIDS to be detected is by testing the blood of a person and viewing the presence of disease fighting proteins also known as antibodies. (Worldwide) It can take from 6 weeks up to 6 months before a person infected with HIV can reach detectable levels. HIV testing can also be performed by taking a sample of oral fluid and urine samples. New technologies in the rapid race to cure AIDS have developed HIV tests that provide preliminary results in as little as 20 minutes. Because the HIV virus can become immune to single drugs more easily, patients that have been identified with HIV are usually given a combination of drugs to prolong the amount of time between infection and serious illness. Though the drugs can extend the period of time of becoming seriously ill it does not prevent the spread of disease to others, and may even cause severe side effects. Since no vaccine has been developed for AIDS the only way to prevent one from contracting the disease is by avoiding activities that may increase chances of becoming infected. The only certain protection from AIDS is abstinence, but other methods such as mutual monogamy with an uninfected partner, or consistent and correct use of condoms can insure one from developing the disease. (Acquired)

AIDS is the forth largest pandemic in the world today. The global spending on the project has also increased; by the end of 2006 nearly five times the money had been spent on AIDS than in 2001. But the largest problem isn’t treating those who have the disease; it is preventing the strong population from becoming infected. “AIDS is not only killing the sick, but also crushing the healthy. There are two kinds of people here, the infected and the affected.” (Kristof) There were an estimate of 4.3 million new cases of HIVAIDS, as 2.9 million adults and children died in the same year of 2006. There are approximately 40 million people worldwide that are living with HIVAIDS, 2.3 mil of these numbers were under the age of 15, and 40% percent of these numbers were in young healthy adults of ages 15-24. Numbers of infected have increased dramatically in East Asia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia, as the population of infected in these regions was 21% less in 2004 than it was in 2006. One of the leading causes of contracting this disease is through the use of non-sterile equipment by drug users, which caused approximately 67% of all the infected in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. In some statistics, the females are expected to make up a growing percentage of HIVAIDS. In regions such as Saharan Africa, women already make up a shocking 59% of all infected adults. But this does not mean women are the only carriers of the virus, it merely states that women are more vulnerable to contract the disease. The 8.9 billion dollars spent in 2006 still fell short 14.9 billion needed to combat HIVAIDS. (Joint)

By viewing the current statistics of new infection rates, HIVAIDS shows no signs of slowing down or coming to a halt. And the route of the HIVAIDS virus is unlikely to change quickly in the future. The United Nations estimates that 42 million people are infected with AIDS, and without an expanded response, an additional 45 million will become infected by 2010. (Altman) We are able to keep from spreading the disease by a very large group of people if we could just develop safer sex habits. By doing this the affected of all age groups is reduced. Even though a large sum of money has been put into researching for cure, and no cure has been found the money hasn’t gone to waste. The funds and grants put into the program have developed a wide variety of technologies and new medication to prolong the disease. The numbers are increasing but together we can all put an end to this global disease. “There is no cure… no vaccine… not yet!” (CANFAR)

List of Works Cited

Altman, Lawrence K. “W.H.O., Declaring Crisis, Plans a Big Push with AIDS Drugs.” New York Times 22 Sep. 2003: A5.
“Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS).” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 28 March 2008. < http://web.ebscohost.com/src/detail?vid=5&hid=112>
Buchacz. “Delayed onset of pubertal development in children and adolescents with perinatally acquired HIV infection.” Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes 33, 2003: 56-65.
“No Cure No Vaccine Not Yet!” CANFAR. Canadian foundation for AIDS research pamphlet. 2008: 1.
Humphreys, Terry and Jennifer Newby. The Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, Volume 16 Issue 3-4. 2007: 20 pp. 18 March 2008. < http://web.ebscohost.com/src/pdf?vid=11&hid>.
“Joint United Nations Program on HIVAIDS.” World Health Organization. 6 April 2008 < http://web.ebscohost.com/src/detail?vid=5&hid=112>
Kristof, Nicholas. “As Millions Die.” New York Times 1 Oct, 2003: A27.
“Worldwide HIV & AIDS Statistics.” ADVERTing HIV and AIDS. 7 February 2008. 21 March 2008.

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