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Unprotected Sex Can Become a Death Sentence

Updated on July 11, 2017

Education On HIV

Single People are Not Using Protection

Education on HIV and STD's have come to a rising halt. The problem with no more education is that more people are being diagnosed with HIV and Std's more then ever. These things should be decreasing not increasing. Florida is ranked third in the nation, not US, for having the most number of HIV cases and second in the nation for pediatric HIV cases.

1 in 4 adults are carrying an std of some kind. 1 in 7 are HIV positive. Understanding why single or even married people who cheat do not use protection have no excuses why they do it.. In a study done in the US single females have as many as six partners and do not use protection.

People with HIV do not look sick anymore due to good drugs keeping them alive. Why would you want to risk contracting this horrible disease that is basically a death sentence? Why would you want an STD such as herpes that is not curable? The biggest group of people with HIV are young people from 15 to 25 and yes older people from 50 to 75. Older single people are having unprotected sex just as much as young people.

It seems to me that these diseases have become an unforgotten plague, but are running rampid in every state in this country. You should know your status and get tested if you are having unprotected sex. Why would you want to get it or give it to someone else?

Since schools are not allowed to teach sex education anymore, is it fair that they shouldnt teach young people about the devastation that these things cause? Why are people so relaxed about sex that they dont care if they get these things?

People get tested, know your status and for God sake quit having unprotected sex if you are single. I work in healthcare and get tested because I deal with so much body fluids. It's scary out there. No one deserves to contract HIV because of ignorance or not caring about the reprecussions of unprotected sex.

Respect yourself enough to protect yourself.

HIV Doesn't Have a Specific Look

It Is So Manageable That No One Looks Sick

It has been almost 35 years since the world was introduced to the term AIDS. In the 1980s, researchers and physicians were trying to understand what was causing waves of strange infections and discovered it was a new virus called the human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV. Since that time, HIV has gone from a death sentence to a manageable chronic disease. Today, it is estimatedthat 1.2 million people living with HIV in the United States and 50,000 Americans are infected with HIV every year.

Thanks to treatment advances, people with HIV can and do live long and full lives. And that has led to a challenge that doctors and patients in the 1980s and early 1990s may not have imagined: the aging HIV patient.

Teach Your Children About HIV

Schools Are Failing Our Children

In fall 1997, the Franklin County, North Carolina, school board ordered chapters on sexual behavior, contraception and AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) cut out of its health textbook for ninth graders. The deleted material, the board said, did not comply with a new state law requiring public schools to teach abstinence until marriage in their comprehensive health education program for students in kindergarten through ninth grade.

The school board also instructed teachers to discuss only failure rates in response to students' questions about contraceptives. If asked about AIDS, teachers were to say only that the disease is caused by a virus that is transmitted primarily by contaminated needles and illegal homosexual acts. These actions came after months of debate in the county about how to handle sex education in accordance with the new law, which allows school districts to offer more comprehensive sexuality education only after a public hearing and a public review of instructional materials.

How is this helping our children to know that Aids is basically a death sentence. Teenagers are going to have sex whether we like it or not.

Indian Children Watching a Video About HIV

Parents Teach Your Children About HIV

Parents talk to your children about sex and what making bad decisions can lead them to something they can never get rid of. If more parents helped their children learn about STD's and HIV couldl possibly save their lives.

Don't make your children scared to come and talk to you. Its your job to promote health and wellness in your children so they can make the right decisions in their lives.


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    • Hearts and Lattes profile image

      Hearts and Lattes 4 years ago

      This is so true. I have often wondered to myself why so many people are ignoring the facts about rampant rates of STDs and not using protection or not practicing monogamy.

      Part of it must be pop culture, and how "hook-ups", cheating, and "friends with benefits" situations are presented as being part of the norm.

      I think the only thing that stopped the free love movement of the 70s was the increasing rates of STDs like syphilis and gonnorhea, which eventually gave way to a real belt-tightening in the early 80s with HIV and AIDS.

      Now these diseases are so common that people are ignoring them again. And I can't believe how prevalent herpes has also become.

      A few minutes of intimacy is not worth a life sentence. Great hub!