AIDS: Myths And Facts


Acquired Deficiency Disease is a deadly disease that has claimed many
lives, both young and old, across our nation and throughout the world. Due to
the lack of education concerning this disease, many myths as to how AIDS is
contracted is spread. Contrary to what people believe, there are many
precautions that can be taken to to avoid becoming infected. Furthermore,
people who are already infected by the HIV virus need not suffer alone. The
purpose of this paper is to point out some of the myths concerning AIDS, to
provide information regarding some of the precautions that can be taken to
prevent contracting AIDS, and to present some places that AID victims can go for
help.

First, I ...

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intravenous injection of
drugs with “second hand” or dirty needles used by someone who carried the HIV
virus. Prostitutes contract and spread AIDS through sexual activity with
several different partners without knowing their partners' sexual history. This
in turn, leads to the spread of the disease throughout the heterosexual
community. Innocent infants are victims of the disease, born by mothers who are
infected with AIDS. It is, of course, true that homosexuals do spread the
disease. However, to label AIDS a “gay disease” is nothing less than ludicrous.


There are certain precautions that can be taken to control or prevent
the spread of AIDS. For those who are sexually active, safe sex should be a
must. The use of a condom, knowing one's sexual partner's background and the
limiting the number of different partners can greatly deter the spread of AIDS.
Abstinence from sexual activity is a sure prevention. Fidelity to one's sexual
partner can be of great importance. Many ...

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Added: 7/1/2007 08:26:18 AM
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