AIDS is a disease caused by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). HIV is thought to have originated in the monkey population in Western Africa and transitioned to humans during the slaughter of a monkey with a related virus, called SIV (Simian Immunodeficiency Virus).
When an African hunter slaughtered a monkey with SIV, some of the virus entered the bloodstream of the hunter. Once inside a human host, the virus mutated to be able to infect other humans. The first human with HIV infected another human either through sexual contact, blood contact, or breastfeeding, and then continued to spread through the human population.
HIV/AIDS is one of the most dangerous and deadly diseases when it is not attended to properly
with some of the newest and most cutting edge medicines. Just 20 years ago in America it was
a disease that killed many people because we didn’t have the same medicines that
we do now.
HIV/AIDS is the most prevalent in developing third world countries because of this it
is a great danger because they don’t have a way to combat it. Children are born with HIV/Aids
and must live poor quality lives from the start. Parents die and leave children behind to be
orphans. Therefore countries that are most severely affected by HIV/AIDS do not have a chance
to combat it as it presents a vicious cycle of death.