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The Impact of HIV/AIDS In Bronx
Transcript of The Impact of HIV/AIDS In Bronx
Bronx is consider the worst borough to live in.
According to "Overview of HIV Epidemiology in the Bronx", as of December 6,2010, the population of the Bronx is over 1.4 million people. Most of the resident that live in the Bronx are Black and African American which cover 43.0% and the Latinos which cover 52.0%. In the Bronx it has one of the poorest Congressional District in the country.
What is HIV/AIDS
HIV is Human Immunodeficiency Virus and its lead to AIDS if not found and treated as soon as possible. AIDS is Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. HIV/AIDS destroy the T-cells in your body that play an important role in your immune system. Therefore, a person immune system is severely damaged and has difficulty fighting dieases and certain cancer.
Signs and Symptons
Many people do not look or feel sick and show no signs.
Symptoms that do show are similar to that of other illnesses, such as:
feeling very tired
swollen lymph gland
How Its Spreads
Sharing needles (tattoos and drugs)
Syringes or other drug injection
Mother to child in birth
How to Decrease your Risk
Use a condom (Male OR Female)
Getting checked out every 6 months by a doctor
AND REMEMBER TO MAKE HEALTHY DECISON.