Aids Prevention and Education in America

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AIDS Prevention and Education in America

Freddie Mercury, lead singer and songwriter of Queen, most famous for the songs, "Bohemian Rhapsody", "We are the Champions" and "We will Rock You". He died in 1991 (The Good Weird). Rock Hudson was a huge film star in the 1950's and 1960's. He had done over seventy motion pictures. He died in 1985. Liberace, a very famous pianist, died in 1897. Arthur Ashe, a tennis star died February 6, 1993 at the age of 49 (RedSky Healing) And, perhaps, of these few people named here, Magic Johnson is the most famous. His won four NBA Championships, three NBA MVP awards and won an Olympic gold medal. He is still living. What do these people have in common? They all lived with HIV/AIDS. AIDS can affect anyone, no matter your age, gender or sexual orientation. It is important to educate people about HIV/AIDS, so that they know how to prevent it, what to do if they contract it, how to help people they may know who have it, and the truth of how many people have it.

The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) was recognized as a disease in 1981. (Arizona State University) Since then people have been able to learn more about it. The HIV virus kills the important T-cells that fight against infection and disease ( When the body loses its ability to fight against illness, the transition to Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is made. This opens the body to malignancies, neurological disorders and infections (Arizona State University), which eventually kill the carrier

There is a difference between AIDS and HIV. HIV causes AIDS. People can live years with HIV, even without knowing that they have it. It is completely possible to be HIV+, not test positive, and...