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epidemic 19th- fixed =) - Erica Rodriguez Aids in New York...

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Erica Rodriguez 10/23/07 Aids in New York City An epidemic developed in the 1980’s in the United States that has had no end. This epidemic is AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome): an untreatable, untraceable disease, which has been spreading throughout these 26 years. The United States has been the center for this disease, and New York, one of the most populated, and culturally diverse cities that has developed to be the “epicenter” which holds thousands of cases of this raging disease. The uncontrolled disease was thought to be the main contributor to the end of the world, leaving no hope for the human population, but thanks to advances in medicine, and the strong will and determination of the medical community and the rest of the population, there has been progress to help control the dire increase of this never ending epidemic, to make life easier for those suffering this dreadful disease. In June 5, 1981, several instances of AIDS were first reported in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report from the Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The report stated that within that year, five gay men in the United States had contracted a case of a rare pneumonia called pneumocystis carinii, with no source, no cure, or name. Other cases involving gay men were reported in New York City and other cities, such as 26 cases of Kaposi’s sarcoma, a rare
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cancer that develops in connective tissues, and a year later, 355 cases of the other rare diseases. They noted that whenever the individuals had gotten sick, their immune systems would weaken, and they would become susceptible to other diseases. Not only were homosexuals were affected, but bisexuals, and heterosexuals who took drugs using needles. The medical community became aware of this disease, and started the search for the link to this disease. The links in between these individuals was found to be within the blood, and weren’t contagious unless the individuals came in contact with each others’ wounds, blood, and other bodily fluids. This can be noted whenever homosexuals and bisexuals came in contact through intercourse, they passed this infection to their fellow partners. The cause was found in 1984 to be HIV, Human Immunodeficiency Virus, which helped scientists and doctors to trace the start of this disease, and concluded that the recorded cases were the end stages of this disease, and that it had actually started within the individuals years before. The disease had impacted New York due to its vast population, and integrated society.
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