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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 civilization.

-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 body.

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 patients.

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 a cure.

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.


AIDS Facts

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 disease.

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 threatening disease.

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.



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World Health Organization’s AIDS Staging
History of AIDS Looking Closer at the HIV Virus and AIDS
Living With HIV and AIDS
Know the Basics about AIDS
What are the Causes of AIDS
Homeopathic Ways of Treating the AIDS Patient
AIDS and the Nervous System
Options If You Are HIV Positive
The AIDS Patient and Opportunistic Infections
Advanced Signs of the HIV Virus
Tests For the HIV Virus
Other Health Concerns For The AIDS Patient
Prayer And Spirituality Used In The Treatment Of AIDS
How To Prepare For Your AIDS Medical Appointment
Aids and Viral Complications
Parasitic Infections Common to HIV Patients
AIDS Related Lymphoma
Treating AIDS Related Lymphoma
Serious Complications Associated With The HIV Virus
White Blood Cells And AIDS
Neurological Complications Associated with AIDS
What To Do If You Think You Might Have Aids
New Developments In AIDS Research
Coping With Your AIDS Diagnosis
The Symptoms of HIV Infection
Education Is The Key To Stopping the AIDS Epidemic
The Emphasis Must Be On Prevention for HIV and AIDS
AIDS Medical Terms
Take An Active Role In Your AIDS Medical Treatment
Reducing The HIV Risk Factors
Keeping A Positive Outlook For AIDS Patients
Acupuncture To Relieve The Side Effects Of AIDS Treatment
A Healthy Lifestyle Can Help You Treat AIDS
AIDS Patients Are In It For Life
Basic AIDS Information
Do You Need To Let Everyone Know That You Are HIV Positive
Important Vitamins and Minerals for a Person with HIV
Treatments Available for the Patient with HIV or AIDS
Ways You Cannot Get The HIV Virus
Treatments Available for the HIV Positive Woman
Understanding the Basics of HIV
The United States AIDS Policy
Treatment Guidelines for the AIDS Patient
Treating Serious Illnesses in The AIDS Patient
HIV Transmission
How The HIV Virus Progresses
The Fear the AIDS Stigma Brings
I Tested Positive For the HIV Virus: What Now
How To Tell Other People You Are HIV Positive
Facts And Myths Regarding HIV Transmission
Some Recent Advances In The Fight Against AIDS
Preventive Measures You Can Take Concerning HIV Infection
Dates In AIDS History
The Impact of AIDS On MSM, Men Who Have Sex With Men
Dealing With Malnutrition For The HIV Infected Person
Know Your Personal HIV Risk Factors
Keeping Yourself AIDS Free
Are Condoms Effective As Protection Against AIDS Transmission
Juicings Possible Benefits To The Person With HIV
What Are The Initial Signs and Symptoms of HIV Infections
Five Classes of Antiretroviral Drugs for Treating AIDS
Dietary Needs And The HIV Patient
Misconceptions About AIDS
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The Staggering AIDS Statistics
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Aids And The Toll On Families
Immunization Needs For Adult AIDS Patients
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