I remember hearing about AIDS when I was in elementary school. I learned of a disease that was not contagious but spread through the use of hypodermic needles. At the time I was in the third grade, and they did not go into the fact that AIDS is also a sexually transmitted disease. Being told that it was okay to be friends with someone who has AIDS because they are not contagious. That it was okay to be around them. However, I was informed that many people who have AIDS die due to the vicious virus taking over the body.
As I grew older, learning about AIDS was something that popped up in class frequently. When I was a freshmen in high school, the teacher went into depth about how AIDS is spread. Hearing the stories that many people had to tell about their struggle and how AIDS has affected their life made me realize that one day their has to be a cure for this disease.
Finding a cure for AIDS has been around since the late 1980’s. Trying to find a cure for a deadly virus that seems invincible will happen one day. There are some countries where AIDS spreads quickly due to the way medical supplies is handled. In fact, in the continent Africa it was estimated that 70 percent of deaths were caused by AIDS in 2011. In several countries such as: Botswana and Namibia ten percent of the population was infected with AIDS, also in 2011. Even though these statistics are outdated by a few years, the fight to stop AIDS still exists today. One day their will be a cure for AIDS, I know it.