Should Children with AIDS Be Allowed in Classrooms?

AIDS is not highly contagious. You know, lack of knowledge and misinformation about Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) that it is a fatal disease with no cure or vaccine, has caused widespread public concern. In this case, education is an effective way to reduce fears and prevent the spread of the disease. Education about AIDS and effective preventive measures should be incorporated into the school.


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HIV and AIDS education can take place in many different environments, from classes at school to families and friends sharing knowledge at home. It is important that this education is provided in a variety of settings to ensure that the most vulnerable and marginalised groups in society are reached, and that accurate information about HIV and AIDS is reinforced from different sources.
The expansion and improvement of HIV and AIDS education around the world is critical to preventing the spread of HIV. Effective HIV and AIDS education can help prevent these new infections by providing people with information about HIV and how it is passed on, and in doing so equipping individuals with the knowledge to protect themselves from becoming infected with the virus. HIV and AIDS education also plays a vital role in reducing stigma and discrimination. Around the world, there continues to be a great deal of fear and stigmatisation of people living with HIV, which is fuelled by misunderstanding and misinformation. This not only has a negative impact on people living with HIV, but can also fuel the spread of HIV by discouraging people from seeking testing and treatment.
HIV and AIDS education can be effective when targeted at specific groups who are particularly at risk of HIV infection. The groups that HIV and AIDS education needs to target vary depending on the nature of the epidemic in an area. High risk groups can also change over time. However, it is important that such a focus does not lead to groups who are considered not ‘at risk’ missing out on HIV and AIDS education. This can lead to a rise in HIV infection rates amongst groups who are often neglected by HIV and AIDS education, for example older people. Furthermore, AIDS affects many parts of society, and so everyone needs to be aware of HIV and AIDS. Providing the general population with basic AIDS education contributes to the spread of accurate information; promoting awareness and tackling stigma and discrimination.
As we know, it is quite common for people to think that AIDS and HIV are the same. AIDS (Acquire Immune Deficiency Syndrome) is the name given when someone who has contracted HIV. This person will be experiencing multiple infections from micro-organisms that would normally not pose a problem. This is known as opportunistic infection.
When I was a student of Senior High School, I have learned that AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome), is a human disease characterized by progressive destruction of the body's immune system. It is widely accepted that AIDS results from infection with HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus), although this hypothesis is not without controversy. AIDS is currently considered incurable; where treatments are unavailable (mostly in poorer countries) most sufferers die within a few years of infection. In developed countries, treatment has improved greatly over the past decade, and people have lived with AIDS for ten to twenty years.
Actually, not every student or patient who is infected with HIV is considered to have AIDS. In fact, there is an article that I have read, it said that there are conflicting accounts between prominent AIDS scientists as to whether the HIV (originally discovered as LAV, lymphadenopathy-associated virus), is sufficient to deplete human T-cell counts.
Children with AIDS should be allowed in classrooms, children who are infected by AIDS should be allowed in doing study in classrooms together with their friends who are not infected by AIDS. We have to be friends with them. AIDS is a condition that prevent the body’s immune system from effectively fighting disease. A person who with AIDS is vulnerable to ‘opportunistic’ illnesses such as serious infections.  AIDS is caused by a virus. Why shouldn’t we be apart of them when we are in a classroom? Because as I know, AIDS virus will not be spread by shaking hands, coughing, sneezing, or even sharing meals, swimming pools, or toilet. In addition, transmission of the virus does not occur through insect bites, eating food, drinking water, or environmental contact. And you know, the AIDS virus is spread sexually, by the injection of contaminated blood, and from mother to her baby. Therefore, if we want to prevent the spread of AIDS, we must abstain from sexual intercourse with AIDS patient, member of high risk groups, or people who have tested positive for the AIDS virus. Besides, we do not share toothbrushes, razors, or other implements that could become contaminated with blood.
We should not be apart of or put a person who with AIDS far from us. We should allow them to go to public school if they are continent, have no open or oozing lesion, and behave acceptably. Because allowing a child with AIDS to attend public school poses virtually no threat to the other students. Besides, we as a human being, a social creature, should be friends, sharing and giving each other, giving support and advice. We have to support them that there is still a chance to be a healthy man. So that they can feel that they still have long time to do something in the world.
When you have a family member or friend that has HIV/AIDS, it can be very difficult to deal with. However, no matter how hard it is on you emotionally, it is much worse for them. The best thing you can do for someone with HIV/AIDS is provide emotional support. Having an illness can be emotionally trying on anyone, but for someone who has HIV/AIDS, it can be devastating. HIV/AIDS is one of the few illnesses that have no cure and little hope for remission or reprieve. It is a long road to go down, even for the strongest person. You can also provide support to your friend by helping HIV/AIDS foundations raise money to find a cure. These HIV/AIDS foundations raise money through many types of fundraisers and benefits. HIV/AIDS funds that are raised go to help people infected with the virus by providing vital drugs and counseling to those who can't afford it. Joining HIV/AIDS foundations may help your friend feel more at ease when talking to you about the disease. Most people with HIV/AIDS need to know that the person they confide in understands the obstacles they face. Your local HIV/AIDS foundations may offer classes for you and your loved one to join in together. Many classes offer information on how to build trust and how to learn to depend on a friend or family member.

As you can see there are many obstacles to face when a loved one faces the HIV/AIDS virus. But help is out there, contact you local HIV/AIDS foundations to find information on how you can help your friend or family through this horrible diagnosis. While at times it can feel like an uphill battle, the best thing you can do is provide emotional support and stand by your friend or loved one. 

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