HIV/AIDS… Will it ever be curable? By: Kristyn Norton
Statistics• About 1.7 million people die every year from Aids.• It will cost someone with Aids approximately 600,000 dollars for proper lifetime care.• The average lifespan for someone with aids is about 24 years.
Financial Impact The financial impact can bevery large. The treatment canbe very expansive and many people with Aids cannot afford to pay the prices.
3 Causes for AIDS• Blood to blood contact with an infected person, *sharing needles for drug use*.• A woman can give it to her baby during birth or when nursing if she is infected.• Unprotected sex with an infected person* Transmission of Aids through blood transfusion is very rare these days because all donated blood is tested before use.
Location/ Map The worst cases of Aids can befound in the Sub- Saharan Africa,but you can find Aids everywhere in the world.
HIV/AIDS History -HIV( the virus that causes AIDS) probably enters Africa between 1884 and 1924. -HIV probably enters Haiti around 1966.-1981 AIDS is detected in California and New York. -1982 AIDS is reported among hemophiliacs and Haitians in the USA. -1982 AIDS is reported in several European countries.