AIDS in Literature: Demme, Jonathan: Philadelphia; Blake, Jeanne: Risky Times; Minchin, Adele: The Beat Goes On; Hoffmann, Alice: At Risk

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AIDS INTRODUCTION ABOUT THE VIRUS WHAT HAPPENS, WHEN SOMEONE HAS HIV ? THE SEARCH FOR AN HIV VACCINE BOOK REPORTS: JONATHAN DEMME PHILADELPHIA JEANNE BLAKE RISKY TIMES ADELE MINCHIN THE BEAT GOES ON ALICE HOFFMANN AT RISK AIDS Introduction AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) results from the late stage of infection with HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). In adults, the onset of AIDS can take up to ten or more years, and new drug therapies can delay the progression of the disease into AIDS even longer. Thus, a person infected with HIV may look and feel healthy for many years, but he or she can still transmit the virus to someone else, which is why it is very important for individuals to get tested. Today, the global AIDS crisis affects 43 million people, but in the West people have become complacent to the dangers. The AIDS epidemic has so far left 50 million people infect with HIV worldwide, 16 million have already died. That leaves 34 million people who are living with the infection. Africa has been the worst hit- 5.500 people die from AIDS-related illnesses there every day. There are new fears, that Asia may eclipse Africa in severity of infection levels. However, the steepest rise in infections in the world during 1998 was in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. There are 1, 4 million children with Aids worldwide. Campaigners say people who are too young to remember the massive AIDS-campaigns of the 1980s are becoming complacent about the risks of the ...

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