AIDS: A Serious Threat to Humanity

Essay on Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) - A Serious threat to Humanity. As the name relates, AIDS in short, is an acquired disease. No one falls prey to it naturally and it is acquired from an infected person, mostly due to carelessness or lack of information.

People with more education lead healthier and productive lives having access to all information than those belonging to the illiterate or uneducated class. Education and information are fundamental human rights and when young persons are denied basic information, education and skills - because of religious and social values or cultural preferences- they are that much less empowered to reduce their own risk of ...

Want to read the rest of this paper?
Join Essayworld today to view this entire essay
and over 50,000 other term papers

and it also enters into the blood by sharing common needles for injecting drugs, through blood transfusion, through sexual relations with an already infected person or passed on from an infected mother to the child. HIV is a slow acting virus that typically lies dormant or takes years to produce illness in an infected person. This is in sharp contrast to most viruses which cause diseases in a matter of days or weeks. Over the decade or so during which an HIV-positive persons immunity defenses get gradually eroded, various pathogens in the advantage of this weakness to attack and cause illness of and on. This is why infections and cancers seen in HIV-positive individuals are called `opportunistic'.

There are several treatments and therapies for the cure of these opportunistic meladies and for relief of symptoms associated with them including fever, coughing, itching, asthamatic tendencies, choking of gullet or chronic diarrhea. Other drugs developed more recently attack ...

Get instant access to over 50,000 essays.
Write better papers. Get better grades.

Already a member? Login


AIDS: A Serious Threat to Humanity. (2012, November 8). Retrieved November 25, 2020, from
"AIDS: A Serious Threat to Humanity.", 8 Nov. 2012. Web. 25 Nov. 2020. <>
"AIDS: A Serious Threat to Humanity." November 8, 2012. Accessed November 25, 2020.
"AIDS: A Serious Threat to Humanity." November 8, 2012. Accessed November 25, 2020.
Join today and get instant access to this and 50,000+ other essays

Added: 11/8/2012 08:40:55 AM
Submitted By: ragavan
Category: Diseases & Disorders
Type: Premium Paper
Words: 1131
Pages: 5

Save | Report


Save and find your favorite essays easier

Exotic Diseases And The Treat T...
Global Warming A Serious Threat
Atomic Bomb 5
The Role Of Prejudice In The Me...
The Legalization Of Marijuana F...
The Serious Problem Of Acid Rai...
Mary Astell's From A Serious Pr...
The Cuban Missile Crisis
Atomic Bomb
Psychology - Alcoholism
Copyright | Cancel | Contact Us

Copyright © 2020 Essayworld. All rights reserved