We Should be Concerned with the AIDS Epidemic in Africa
“2000 began with 24 million Africans infected with the virus. In the absence of a medical miracle, nearly all will die before 2010. Each day, 6,000 Africans die from AIDS. Each day, an additional 11,000 are infected.” Even though we live in America, we still have the right to protect others and ourselves and have somewhat of an obligation to help everyone, even those in Africa, out. We should be concerned with the AIDS epidemic in Africa because if we are ever to travel to Africa, then we should be aware of the diseases so that we don’t catch them. If we aren’t concerned, then we could go to Africa and inadvertently catch AIDS. Another reason that we should be concerned with the AIDS epidemic in Africa is because Africans can come to America and infect others. If we aren’t concerned, then other Americans could get infected, infect other Americans, and so on. The third reason we should be concerned with the AIDS epidemic in Africa is because there could be a higher crime rate in America. For example, people from Africa could come to America, and since most Africans probably can’t afford the AIDS medicine, they could steal from Americans to get the money they need. If we are concerned with the AIDS epidemic in Africa, the preceding problems could be eliminated.
First, we should be concerned with the AIDS epidemic in Africa because if we are ever to travel to Africa, we could accidentally catch the AIDS virus. Not everyone with the disease in Africa will tell everybody they see that they have AIDS. Americans could go to Africa, have sex with an AIDS carrier there, and then get the disease. The worst part is, AIDS could take a while to detect, and by that time, Americans could get back to America, not know they have the disease, then infect others with it. Then that means that many more people could infect each other with the disease, leaving a chain of people across America with the AIDS virus.
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