One of the best things that has been happening in these days is how people have been adapting well to the HIV virus disease. Back then, HIV was actually a death sentence and anybody who had HIV was well aware that they would only have a few years left, if they were even lucky. Now, many different treatments, medicines and other cures are being made to not only extend the lifespan of a person suffering from HIV, but to improve their life as well. Many treatments are now designed to slow down the virus itself and to stop it from developing any further. Back when HIV was just newly uncovered, the cases would certainly eventually lead into progressing into a violent and dark diseases that is known as AIDS. Today, many different methods are being applied to not only slow down the virus, but to slow it down to the point that it does not ever progress into AIDS at all.
How HIV will affect people in the future
The future is looking bright for people with HIV as people with HIV are now almost 4 times more likely to live longer and healthier lives than when compared to the people with HIV just 10 years ago. People with HIV back then would only be given a maximum of 8 years to live. Today, a person with HIV has up to 33 more years to live and can live as if they don't even have any condition at all. This is all assuming that the person will still continue to lead and live a healthy lifestyle that will not only benefit them but will benefit other people as well. If people live well despite having HIV, it will set an example that many people need to see. There is no need to lose hope if you have HIV. It's always going to be there but the good news is that you can fight it. You can be happy and healthy even with HIV nowadays, thanks to the great technological advances that mankind has made
How HIV is transferred from one person to another
HIV is usually transferred through having sexual intercourse with another person that has HIV. In these cases, it is safe to say that safe sex is the best way to avoid HIV. HIV is present mainly in the person's sexual fluids and blood. When the sexual intercourse happens, the fluids of the person who is infected with the disease is passed on to the other person. This results in the uninfected person getting HIV as the viruses quickly spread to his or her sexual fluids and into their body.
Awareness is the key
If people are more aware of the threat that HIV poses, then people will be much more careful and will take into consideration who they have sex with and how the sex is performed. Knowledge is always the key in these cases. And while cures are being made as we speak, the very foundation of HIV is because of widespread ignorance. If people were more careful with how they would carry on in their sexual activities, HIV would not be as widespread as it is today.