Here are some facts that will help to understand this disease:
Do you know what AIDS stands for? Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
What is AIDS? It is a medical condition; a person is diagnosed with AIDS when their immune system is too weak to fight off infections.
What causes AIDS? A virus called HIV which gradually attacks immune system cells. As HIV progressively damages these cells, the body becomes more vulnerable to infections, which it will have difficulty in fighting off. It is at the point of very advanced HIV infection that a person is said to have AIDS but it can be years before HIV has damaged the immune system enough for AIDS to develop.
Since AIDS was first identified in the early 1980s, an unprecedented number of people have been affected by the global AIDS epidemic. Today, there are an estimated 33.3 million people living with HIV and AIDS worldwide.
Maybe you don´t know what to do or how to act in relation to this disease, click here and read what people with HIV would like people to do to make a difference in the world
Have a look at this video, The Girl Effect, which gives a good idea to stop the spreading of AIDS: