The Staggering AIDS Statistics
AIDS is a disease that affects many people throughout the world. It was first formally recognized in 1981, and
since then, millions of people have become infected with the HIV virus. In this article, we’ll offer some
statistics regarding the disease known as AIDS so that you can get a better idea of how it affects us as a
-AIDS is a disease that is particularly threatening to male homosexuals. A study conducted in 2005 showed that
out of 28,037 male subjects, a full 67 percent became afflicted with AIDS through male-to-male sexual contact.
Heterosexual contact was found to be responsible for only 15 percent of the cases of AIDS in the study. The use of
injection drugs was responsible for 13 percent of the cases. Females, on the other hand, were found to be most
commonly infected with the disease through heterosexual contact. 80 percent of female cases of AIDS in the study
were due to heterosexual contact, with injection drug usage surmising 19 percent of the cases.
By the same token, males were found to be much more likely to become infected with AIDS. Out of 37,930 people
infected with AIDS in a study that was conducted, 74 percent were males and 26 percent were females.
As far as race is concerned, African Americans have been shown to be diagnosed with the disease more commonly
than any other racial group according to a study conducted in 2005. 49 percent of the cases in the study occurred
in African Americans, with 31 percent of cases occurring in Caucasians and 19 percent in Latinos.
Between the years of 2001 and 2005, the rates of AIDS infection in the United States have been on the rise. In 2001
there were 38,016 reported infections, with the number increasing until 2005 when there were 44,198 reported
infections. In total, there have been 956,666 confirmed diagnoses of AIDS between 1981, when the disease was
discovered and 2005. In all likelihood, the number of infections is higher, but many individuals fail to realize
that they have the disease.
Did You Know?
The AIDS epidemic is a horrible disease but it has given us a silver lining.
Scientists and researchers have a new awareness of how important the immune system is to our
The public knows about the immune system and cares about the health of lymph nodes,
vessels, and the rest of the system. Because there is a new awareness of the importance of the
immune system, more research has been done on how to build it up so it can fight the advances of
AIDS. People are aware of the danger of infectious diseases and are taking steps to stay healthier.
They are eating healthier diets, exercising, and taking better care of their bodies.
The medical community has focused on researching vaccines and cures but has failed
to explore the possibilities of bolstering the immune system. The best defense we have against
infection is our body. The tragedy of that fact is that most drugs have serious side effects and
only prolong life for a few more months.
Strengthening the body’s immune system is our best defense against opportunistic
infections. One way to do that is to use homeopathy medicine. There is not one treatment or drug
that will help every HIV infected person, but homeopathy is helping people with various stages of
the disease. This is a different way of looking at the disease.
Instead of fighting the pathogens that cause the disease through conventional drug
treatment, doctors are looking at alternative and complimentary ways of treating patients with HIV
or AIDS. Doctors in the Netherlands are supporting the use of homeopathic medicine in treating AIDS
Natural therapies, and alternative methods of treatment cannot only prolong the
life of the AIDS patient, it can improve the overall quality of life they have. They do not provide
One of the most important things to consider when it comes to preventing an infection of the HIV virus is
practicing safe sex. The generally preferred method of practicing safe sex involves the use of a condom, which can
prevent HIV or other sexually transmitted diseases from spreading. A two-year study gauging the effectiveness of
condoms for preventing HIV transmission showed that a full one hundred percent of the test subjects successfully
avoided spreading the disease by using condoms while having sexual relations.
Worldwide, AIDS is reaching epidemic levels of transmission.
Current estimates place the number of individuals infected with AIDS at a full 38 million. As many as 24.5 million
of these cases are believed to exist within Sub-Saharan Africa alone.
Educating the population of the world to the dangers of HIV and AIDS and ways to
prevent transmission of the disease is one of the key ways to prevent the spread of this
Education about the dangers of AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases is
needed to help people change their behavior and do more to protect themselves from this life
Clearly, AIDS is a big issue that we are working towards tackling as a society. While advances have
been made in AIDS treatments, there is still no cure for the disease. Hopefully, the rigorous research that is
being conducted on the disease will bear fruit, but until then, you need to remember to take as many preventative
measures as you can.