Good afternoon ladies and gentleman I want to help prevent STI/STD in our society. Sexually

transmitted infections/disease (STI'/STD) or venereal disease,( term for infections) are

the most common infectious diseases in the United States. More than 20 STI's have now

been identified, and they affect more than 13 million men and women in this country

each year. These infectious diseases affect people of all ages, backgrounds, and gender.

In the U.S. alone, half of the people which are diagnose are among youth ages of 15-24

years old. Sometime within the first stage of the disease most STDs/STIs won’t cause

any noticeable symptoms. These symptomatic infections can be diagnosed through

testing only but testing programs are not widespread. One of the most common

infection is known as the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). According to

Wikipedia, this infection has spread to every country in the world and has infected

more than 40 million people worldwide as of the end of 2003. HIV causes AIDS. AIDS

stands for Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.

HIV is spread by any sexual contact with an infected person, by sharing needles

and/or syringes (primarily for drug injection) with someone who is infected, or through

transfusions of infected blood or blood clotting factors. Babies born to HIV are infected

by a infected women before or during birth or through breast-feeding after birth.

My mission is to help and prevents these infections diseases from spreading. My

outcome is to let our society know what’s going on in our world and how we can prevent

it. The only way to prevent this infection and/or disease is by avoiding any sexual

contact or inter contact with anyone. This mean abstinence, use a condom or stop the

usage of sharing needles. But within this there are still many ways to protect yourself

but the best way will always be abstinence. For people who choose to be...

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