6 Pages 1588 Words
The issue of HIV/AIDS has been a developing concern since the early 1980’s. It is an issue that has sparked fear in everyone, but “society” has narrowed it down to certain people who can contract the AIDS virus. The typical “AIDS” victim is not an IV drug user or a practicing homosexual; they are African Americans, and minority women. AIDS is spread in many ways, such as having unprotected sex, sharing needles, from mothers to infants during pregnancy, and getting tattoos with dirty needles. Some of the most common questions is “How is HIV/AIDS passed from one person to another? How effective are latex condoms in preventing HIV/AIDS?” Although these are questions of concern, the real and most controversial question is “Is the United States doing an effective job in educating people, especially African Americans and minority women, about HIV/AIDS?” This is a question with many opposing viewpoints. While some people, believe that the United States is doing an effective job in educating people on HIV/AIDS; there are others who believe that they are not doing an effective job. I believe that the United States is doing a good job, but at the same time they are not doing a well enough job. Whether people are being educated or not depends more on if they are taking the time to actually research and get information on the HIV/AIDS virus, rather than people coming to give them information. There are many ways to get information, such as online websites, magazine articles, the library, health clinics, hospitals etc. Everything one would need to know is out there, but it is up to that person on how important it is to obtain this knowledge. As people seek to be educated on AIDS, the United States should take those same steps to get more information to more people within its fifty states.
First, I believe that the United States is doing an effective job in educating African Americans and minorities about the HIV/AIDS virus. As ...
Page 1 of 6
Essays related to AIDS