HIV and AIDS is still a widespread disease in America and the world. In 2005, there was an estimated 40 million people globally that was infected by HIV/AIDS. (Council, 2007) In the United States, a massive effort to prevent and cure this disease has been undertaking for the longest time. But, despite these efforts, it remains a major health risk in America. There are numerous reasons why the number is still skyrocketing. But these reasons are not enough to lessen the population of the people infected with HIV/AIDS. This paper will present four steps that might help to negate the further spread of HIV/AIDS in our country.
The government’s attempt to prevent and hopefully eradicate the disease is very much overwhelming. They have done extensive researches and too many a campaign to educate us. The American government deserves applause in doing their assignments regarding this matter. But, why is it that behind every effort that they give, the number of infected Americans is still alarming? I believe that it is not the sole function and/or obligation of our government to keep us educated regarding this matter. The first step that I would suggest is to keep in mind that information is power.
In this time and age, we have all the means, resources and technologies to bring forth information to every corner of the world. And, in conjunction with information dissemination, I will suggest to make a site on the Internet that is devoted to HIV/AIDS. This site will feature news, developments and activities on what is the latest on the issue. It should also be with partnership with different pharmaceutical companies so that it will be easy to conduct the activities because it will be done throughout America. And, this site should be recommended by the government to all schools and universities.