Every year, an average of 14 people are diagnosed with HIV and AIDS in Yuma County, Arizona. However, the fear and stigma revolving around the disease has slowly begun to lessen as the immune system-attacking disease is now being concerned entirely treatable via improved testing and treatments. The disease was deemed a certain death sentence just around a decade and a half ago though today, people with HIV/AIDS can live for 30 years or more of they continue the prescribed treatment and take proper care.
Researchers at the St. Louis-based Washington University School of Medicine claim that they have discovered a brand new ‘cure’ for HIV/AIDS. According to their claim, the spread of HIV could easily be prevented by the use of a vaginal cream that gets its magical anti-HIV properties from bee venom. The researchers claim that a chemical found in bee stings named “melittin” actually attacks and actively destroys the HIV/AIDS virus while leaving surrounding bodily cells unharmed.
At the moment, more than 76 percent of all new HIV/AIDS cases reported in the state of South Carolina are seen in the African-American community. Men make up the majority of this figure as well with minors being the most high risk group. Since these young men are less inclined to attend seminars and workshops related to HIV/AIDS education, an organization working with people affected with the disease has not come up with a graphic novel that provides education about the topic that many young people still consider taboo.