Ticket with No Return, AIDS.

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In the United States 816, 149 cases of AIDS had been reported to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) though December 2001. One of those was Mr. and Mrs. S. Mr. and Mrs. S. have only been married for two years. They were looking forward to the birth of their first child, but Suzie was born sick. The young mother had some weird symptoms too. Life wasn't exciting and happy for them, instead it became like hell. Mother and child were getting sicker and sicker. The family spent a lot of days in doctor's offices and clinics, but nobody knew the answer to their problem. After five months a new physician was able to diagnosed AIDS in both, the mother and the child. The father was barely able to hold his job, and the bills were piling up. The interaction between the couple was almost nothing. Is he going to be fired because of his tragedy? Can he tell his boss and co- workers that both his wife and only child are dying of this dreadful disease? Are they going to move away when he wants to join them in the cafeteria? Is he going to see his wife dying before his baby? These are some of the questions that Elisabeth Kubler-ross in her book AIDS, mentions while describing the story.

Imagine yourself being in that situation. Wouldn't you be thinking the same questions, I would? I would feel more comfortable if I was more informed about AIDS. Today I am going to talk about what AIDS is, what causes it, how it spreads, what the symptoms are, and the treatments.

AIDS stands for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. Aids is a disease that slowly destroys the body's immune system. A person with destroyed immune system can not...