HIV and AIDS
How many people are touch by HIV/AIDS in United States?
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or acquired immunodeficiency syndromes (AIDS) are human disease and only human can contract them. Like their say it, those disease attack the immune system of a person and make them sick. Those disease are principally transmitted during sexual intercourse but can be transmitted by blood transfusion, hypodermic needles, by the mother to her child during pregnancy and breastfeeding too. HIV and AIDS are a worldwide disease. Since it is a worldwide disease, let see how many people in United State of America lives with human immunodeficiency virus or acquired immunodeficiency syndromes.
The HIV surveillance, the United State HIV surveillance facility, report that approximately 888,921 people, in 2011, live with human immunodeficiency virus or acquired immunodeficiency syndromes through the United State only, and it still growing each year. In California, in 2011, the California office of AIDS report that approximately 160000 people live with HIV. That represents 17 percent only in one state.
Too many people don’t know or can’t afford protection like condoms to protect themselves against human immunodeficiency virus or acquired immunodeficiency syndromes and that is the fact that makes this lot of people sick. The United State of America should be more careful and preoccupied by the sexual education in schools, because it doesn’t looks like they are doing a great job in California, one of the most important states of the American territory.
US government, HIV surveillance program, Statistics 2011 Surveillance Report, 2011, PDF files.
State of California, USA, HIV surveillance program, 2011 Semi Annual Report, 2011, PDF files.