Since the first case of AIDS in 1981, over 60 million people have been infected. It is an incurable disease that slowly renders a person’s immune system until the simplest of illnesses can become a fatal endeavor. When people think about HIV and AIDS, most people would associate the disease with the past, thinking that it was more of a 1900’s problem than a modern one. Truth is, in 2011 alone, two and a half million people contracted it, and almost 40 million people in the world are currently living with it. Fact of the matter is, HIV and AIDS are just as big of a reality today as it was 15 years ago.
Despite breakthroughs, behaviors have to be modified in order to prevent further infections, and it all starts with education on the subject. Even though some continents are still struggling with the issue, there are some places in the world where progress is being made. There are things that people can do to bring the spread of HIV and AIDS, and this infographic by University of Southern California Master of Public Health Online will explain the reason global numbers are on the decline, and what the world’s nations are doing to help control the epidemic.
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