Sex Fact: HIV/AIDS

Sex Fact: HIV/AIDS

Kayla Kayla
Millions of people have died since AIDS was first discovered in 1981. As of 2002, it is estimated that at least 40,000 more Americans become infected with HIV every year. The CDC estimates that between 800,000 and 900,000 people are living with HIV in the United States. One in 250 Americans are infected with the HIV, and in New York City, one out of every 30 adults is. HIV weakens the body's ability to fight disease and can cause AIDS. (Acquire Immune Defiency Syndrome) The average time that it takes for symptoms of HIV to show is ten years while the body is still contagious from the first day that it's contracted.

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Do you know someone who has HIV/AIDS? How has this personally touched your life? (Private voting)
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Yes, I know someone who has HIV/AIDS.
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No, I do not know someone who has HIV/AIDS.
40
Total votes: 55 (55 voters)
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05/30/2011
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Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
Quote:
Originally posted by Kayla
Millions of people have died since AIDS was first discovered in 1981. As of 2002, it is estimated that at least 40,000 more Americans become infected with HIV every year. The CDC estimates that between 800,000 and 900,000 people are living with HIV ...
I have been so lucky in my life. I have never had anyone I know get diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. I pray this continues as it means me and my friends/family/loved ones will not be adding to the statistics.
05/30/2011
Jobthingy Jobthingy
I have quite a few friends that have AIDS.
05/30/2011
Darling Jen Darling Jen
I'm sure some of the people I've known were positive and just didn't broadcast the information. In fact, in high school PEL (political, economic, and legal) class, we learned that someone at our very tiny school was HIV positive and it was something the administration had to know for safety reasons but could not to disclose to any students, parents, other unnecessary staff members. So I know there was a kid at my school but never learned who it was.

I've seen a documentary on AIDS years ago and it was mighty depressing learning the history of such a horrible condition. But the people absolutely astound me with their strength and the keep-on-truckin' attitude.
05/30/2011
sexyintexas sexyintexas
Quote:
Originally posted by Kayla
Millions of people have died since AIDS was first discovered in 1981. As of 2002, it is estimated that at least 40,000 more Americans become infected with HIV every year. The CDC estimates that between 800,000 and 900,000 people are living with HIV ...
I worked for a rehabilitation center and knew quite a few young girls there who were HIV positive. Makes you look at things differently. You would never know by looking at them. Most of them were prostitutes at some point. Very young girls, it's really sad that most were forced into this and now they have to seal with a terrible disease like this.
05/30/2011
married with children married with children
I knew someone a long time ago, he is no longer with us. Other then that, all of my friends and family have been lucky so far.
05/31/2011
skunked skunked
Such a sad thing. Always hoping for the best for those who have to suffer from such a horrible disease.
06/01/2011
Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
To my knowledge no one I know now is HIV+/has AIDS, but I volunteered at an AIDS crisis center for a number of years so I knew people in the past with the disease. The disease itself is horrible, but worse is the ostracism so many of the sufferers are faced with from family and friends.
06/01/2011
TboyTy TboyTy
Hanging out in the Leather bar in town I have met many people who were affected by the crisis, or were around when it hit. It's both inspiring and devastating to hear their stories of how the community banded together to care for their own, and the impact it had on the community.
06/21/2011
SiNn SiNn
Quote:
Originally posted by Kayla
Millions of people have died since AIDS was first discovered in 1981. As of 2002, it is estimated that at least 40,000 more Americans become infected with HIV every year. The CDC estimates that between 800,000 and 900,000 people are living with HIV ...
honestly while i feel sort of bad how she contracted the disease makes me wanna yell at her its ur fault ur grown and knew better
06/21/2011
sumie sumie
I'm an HIV Pharmacist so this disease affects me personally. I love my job and my patients are amazing. Actually they are our best patients and we do our best to make everything easier for them with copay assistance cards, syncing their refills , providing educational materials, and just being there to talk. They are actually our best patients.

With today's medication regimens many patients are able to live long lives. The big issue now are the side effects as most of the drugs cause diabetes and cholesterol problems. But despite all of these problems, most patients do well. There are a lot of advances in research and treatment coming so we are seeing a lot of optimism for the future.
06/25/2011
roskat roskat
I don't think I know anyone with HIV. At least no one who's public with it.
09/19/2012
KrissyNovacaine KrissyNovacaine
I have a good friend who has it. It breaks my heart, but he is really responsible about it and is very on top of his treatment.
09/19/2012
LavenderSkies LavenderSkies
Quote:
Originally posted by Kayla
Millions of people have died since AIDS was first discovered in 1981. As of 2002, it is estimated that at least 40,000 more Americans become infected with HIV every year. The CDC estimates that between 800,000 and 900,000 people are living with HIV ...
Fortunately I know no one with hiv/aids. I'd like to keep it that way! It is a horrible disease.
10/03/2012
xxSuzakuxx xxSuzakuxx
I do not know someone with Hiv/Aids
01/23/2013
Boyfriend Boyfriend
i do not know anyone with it
01/23/2013
Total posts: 16
Unique posters: 16