AIDS or HIV is known as a real killer in the United States. After many decades this incurable disease still takes down many people. Plus, the leading causes are many, including drug addiction.
Besides making the immune system fragile, AIDS accelerates aging. Therefore, a 60 years old person might seem 75. Moreover, around $23,000 is the average cost of the treatment needed by every American that suffers from HIV.
Even if it is possible to live with it for many years, patients need to be very careful with their health as they need to take a lot of pills and many measures of precaution. Experts believe that our best bet is early detection. By discovering the disease in an early stage, people can receive proper medication and the assistance they need to keep the development of the disease in control.
The United Nations vowed that it would bring an end to this epidemic in New York City by 2030. The statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed that 1 in 8 people in the United States are not aware that they were infected by the disease. Plus, 1.2 million Americans suffer from HIV and African Americans are most affected by it.
In addition to this, starting from 2012 the CDC recorded 13,712 deaths related to AIDS. Therefore, the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon and the other members of the UN promised that they will double their efforts and show their commitment to this cause.
During the High-Level meeting, it was decided that $100 million will support the fight against stigma and discrimination around people who suffer from HIV. Plus, a part of this amount will be used for better access to medical assistance.
Around 600 participants attended the meeting, including international public figures, city society representatives, ministers, government officials, HIV scientists, and researchers. The UN awareness campaign will start with the slogan Start Free, Stay Free, Aids-Free.
HIV has various symptoms, such as mouth ulcers, swollen lymph nodes, fatigue, sore throat, muscle aches, night sweats, rashes, chills and high fever. Besides early diagnosis, the best way to tackle HIV is by living a healthier life.
AIDS could be transmitted through body perforation, blood transfusions, and sexual intercourse.
Sexual education in schools is not a solution because children cannot understand the risks. Plus, the subject of a sexual intercourse and deadly illness is too much for their age. That is why experts believe that the adults are the ones who should be aware of AIDS and protect their children from falling into this trap.