Health Sciences High and Middle College, San Diego, California

In the article “AIDS Crisis” I learned that there was a huge outbreak of AIDS and H.I.V in 1981 it became the number one leading cause of death in America. Most people from age 25 to 44 were dying from AIDS and H.I.V and it demolished many people’s lives, for example, Peter’s story was about a man working on wall street thinking of building up his life, maybe working in congress and maybe participating in presidency yet his life was soon disabled. Because at the time Peter contracted AIDS and from having a young spring life turned into maybe only having a couple of years left it absolutely destroyed him. Yet there were people who said enough is enough and they started to protest and protest against the government for faster treatment and to help the people of the United States. 

I think what was happening at the time was such a terrible thing. I can’t believe that H.I.V and AIDS had become such a huge thing during the 80s. And I can’t believe how many people were affected and how their lives were changed forever and how their life was taken away from them because they didn’t know the effects of these new diseases. And it became a huge problem to the point it became the number 1 death in America people were dying from this and it wasn’t just a couple it was more than 270,000 people had AIDS.

How do you think people deal with disease and what is the best way to prevent AIDS?

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