To me AIDS/HIV is the MOST dangerous S.T.D. besides the fact there is no cure, just look at the toll it takes on an individual’s body and health. Think about this scenario for a moment, say you meet a male/female and a year or so before you meet them they contracted the HIV virus from someone. Well yall are kicking it having a great time together yall are feeling each other so yall decide to have sex unprotected, yall chill a little while longer but decide you want to see other people. The AIDS is still there it didn’t leave with the person that gave it to. We have to be careful of the things we do. I know how it is you meet someone and you may be in the heat of the moment and unprotected sex happens. Truth is we have to have more discipline when it comes to sex. I think of sex like this, it feels good for a moment and then after to bust that nut, then what? AIDS/HIV is for a lifetime until it takes your life. Are a few a minutes or hour of sex worth your life? If it isn’t think about using protection the next time you have sex with ANYONE, even a person you are in a committed relationship with. WHY? Because people cheat every day and it’s hard to find loyal people in today’s society so it’s better to be SAFE than SORRY. (Excuse all the yall’s but I’m from TEXAS)
Here are some symptoms of HIV/AIDS I pulled from this website
- Spread primarily by sexual contact and from sharing IV needles
- Can be transmitted at the time a person becomes infected with other STDs
- No specific symptoms or physical signs confirm HIV infection.
- The average time from infection to the development of symptoms related to immunosuppression (decreased functioning of the immune system) is 10 years.
- Fatigue, night sweats, chills, or fever lasting several weeks, headaches, and cough may occur a few weeks after contracting the virus initially.
- Serious complications of AIDS include unusual infections or cancers, weight loss, intellectual deterioration (dementia), and death.
There is NO current cure but medications are available to slow disease progression
Let’s take a look at statistics on the HIV/AIDS virus I pulled this information from this website.
- More than one million people are living with HIV in the U.S.
- One in five living with HIV is unaware of their infection.
- MSM, particularly young, black MSM, are the most severely affected by HIV.
- By race, African Americans face the most severe HIV burden.
- 50,000 Americans become infected with HIV each year.
- More than 17,000 people with AIDS in the U.S. died in 2009 and more than 619,000 people with AIDS in the U.S. have died since the epidemic began.