HIV/AIDS are really dangerous for everyone, especially woman. Women are particularly affected by HIV in sub-Saharan Africa. Southern Africa accounts for 40% of the women living with HIV in the world. Do you know if these women get pregnant they will pass this disease to their baby? This study will look at people infected with HIV, prevention of aids, and what HIV does to the body.
People infected around the world
As I read in this article (Patton, 2009), 68% of the world in Sub-Saharan Africa have HIV. 1.3 million people died from AIDS-related illnesses in 2009. Also, 1.8 million adults and children became infected with HIV during 2009. Women are most affected by HIV in sub-Saharan Africa. 40% of the global total of women are with HIV in South Africa.
Prevention of AIDs
I looked at another article by Neil Izenburg. I learned how to avoid getting HIV. One thing I learned is that women can pass HIV to her child, but not every women. Do you know why? This is because there is new technology where women can get tested before she gets pregnant. So this way, they can avoid passing this disease to babies. Otherwise, people have to be careful with them selves.
What does it do to the body?
Have you ever asked your self why is HIV/Aids dangerous? An article by lNeil Izenburg, shows that when the number of T-cells falls to a very low level, people with HIV are more susceptible to other infections and they may get certain types of cancer. Although AIDS is always the result of an HIV infection, not everyone with HIV has AIDS. In fact, adults who become infected with HIV may appear healthy for years before they get sick with AIDS.
Over all, I knew that HIV can be passed from a person to another person in a lot of ways. I learned that HIV can be passed from a mother to her child. We can conduct an HIV test for women before she get pregnant. We can protect people from HIV by taking care of ourselves. Right now, hospitals are aiding next generation of HIV victims. We don’t want people to get HIV/AIDS because when they are going to have HIV, they will die. One thing that I want to learn next is How many schools in the world have students with HIV?