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On April 23, 1984, Dr. Robert Gallo of the National Institute of Health announced that he discovered the cause of AIDS, which is later named HIV.
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UNICEF: 1.3 million children live with HIV/AIDS


Last Updated: December 13, 2000 18:48:35 EST (Reuters Health)
WESTPORT, CT (Reuters Health) - Of the 36 million people in the world living with HIV/AIDS, 1.4 million are children younger than 15 years, according to the annual report by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). The report was presented Wednesday at an international media launch in New York City. The vast majority of children with HIV/AIDS acquired the virus from their HIV-infected mothers during birth or breastfeeding, the report states. UNICEF estimates that most of these children will die from the disease before reaching their teenage years. The greatest prevalence of HIV infection and AIDS-related deaths occurs in sub-Saharan Africa, the report notes. Although this region represents only 10% of the world's population, it contains 70% of the world's HIV-infected people, 80% of AIDS deaths, and 90% of AIDS orphans. In fact, in some countries more than 10% of children younger than 15 years are orphans.

When we are healthy, when we are enjoying the sunshine, taking a deep breathe through the fresh clean air, admiring the wonderful world and the spectualar environment around us, we never thought about what it is like to be critically illed, and we never thought how and why health is important to us. Take a look at the above article. It's sad to watch this kind of news, but it's sadder to see these things happened again. Since AIDS was discovered, it killed more than 5 million people, 1.5 million men and 3.5 women and children. It destoryed thousands of families and separated their friends and love ones, continuing on and on. But how deadly is the disease? By the time now you might tempt to ask: What is AIDS? How does AIDS happened? That's the key topic in this presentation, and that's what the presentation is all about. In here, you'll find many resources such as AIDS, symptoms, treatments, and many more. To make sure that you understand all the topics, please don't forget to write the quiz in the end of the presentation.

AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) is a group of diseases that are resulted from the loss functions of the immune system. An unique virus called HIV is the main cause of this disease, killing lots of human immune cells and severly weaken the immune system.