A potentially fatal transmittable disease that has disproportionately affected African Americans in the United States, as well as millions of blacks in Africa is HIV AIDS. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), is spread by contact with blood, semen, vaginal secretions and breast milk. The virus can remain dormant for months or even years, but if left untreated, it causes gradual deterioration of the immune system. As more and more depressed immune system, a patient was infected, and progress to full acquired immunodeficiency syndrome or AIDS. Unless the patient to follow a very strict drug treatment, they will die when their immune system can fight infection is no longer attack your body.
Prevalence of HIV AIDS
The prevalence of HIV/AIDS in African Americans is clearly different from other U.S. populations. African Americans account for about 38% of all AIDS cases reported, including the United States, although only about 12% of the U.S. population. It also said the ratio of African Americans, up to eight times the white rate in 2000, and Hispanics twice as high as a high prevalence of other people.
Estimated adult and adolescent HIV and AIDS diagnoses in 2008, by race/ethnicity
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Many populations have speculated that the HIV illness rate is between Americans of African Americans than whites dissimilar danger behavior must be dissimilar, and prevention acts must also be different. Unfortunately, small proportion population knows best the United States in Africa, HIV transmission-related behavior. It has been since the AIDS epidemic, 37% of AIDS cases among African American male homosexual contact, 34% were due to penetrating drug exercise, and 8% were due to heterosexual contact. All other ethnic regions in the male lead exposure category is gay, black man guiding exposure category is "not reported" or unknown risks. (U.S. Census Bureau, 2001)
Estimated HIV diagnoses by race/ethnicity and year
Year of diagnosis
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Recently, many scientists, social and political activist, and petitioned the patients of HIV / AIDS in African Americans is an sweetened incidence of failure of African Americans to revision their behavior in a fashion to dampen the danger or scientists African Americans do not construe the behavior in a context, in lead to approached prevention software, and ultimately dampen developments danger allowed. In personality, prevention of a single system does not sense to all communities. This software may reinforce on the introduction (perhaps through churches and occupants organizations, not via interns, etc.), African Americans, trust, grasp of context education, and can respond to, revisions in danger behavior.
Review of Literature relating to HIV
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