Tuesday, December 9, 2014

December 1st is National AIDS day, but we this year we can really celebrate!

National AIDS day was established many years ago to raise awareness about this chronic disease.  I remember that I once wrote a paper  for a university class at UCLA that AIDS was the modern disease that had the possibility to change the genome of the human race.  There will be people who are immune to the disease, and those who succumb to it.   What is happening now with AIDS? 

Read this article to find out  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/12/01/us-health-aids-idUSKCN0JF0ZW20141201

Key Terms

pandemic
campaign group 
infected
keep AIDS at bay
advocacy group
preventable disease
around the corner
global level
easily stall
unravel
human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
antiretroviral drugs
dramatic improvement
domestic budgets
injecting drug users
stigmatized 
accessing


Questions
How is the day recognized in your country? 
What does the author mean when he says that it is the "beginning of the end" of the AIDS pandemic? 
Are there many AIDS sufferers in your country?
How many AIDS sufferers are there world-wide?
What other health threats do we have in the world today?

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