AIDS in this age is an unfortunately ignored topic. The number of HIV and AIDS patients in the United States is steadily increasing each year. The age of those infected is becoming younger as well and little media attention is being directed at those affected by this disease. The increase of HIV infection is becoming parallel to the lack of proper sex education in schools across the country.
With a lack of education in the country about safe sex, HIV infection undoubtedly will increase. Due to lack of government intervention on the topic, the people must begin to increase their own level of intervention.
The patent was designed for the protection of financial investment. When it comes to pharmaceuticals, there is no more perfect example to the destructive power of patents. Amazingly, there are drugs which suppress the HIV virus and allow its victims to live a life as long as any other person. In the United States however, patents exist which allow for pharmaceutical companies to increase the price for their manufactured drugs to an irresponsible amount. For each year, an HIV/AIDS victim must pay between $2,100 to $11,815 dollar each year. The most common population of HIV/AIDS victims earn near minimum wage, which is about $14,000 per year if working 40 hours each week.
The cost involved in being a victim of a virus such as HIV/AIDS is incredibly high in the United States. Due to the relation of HIV/AIDS infection in the United States and its average minimum wage income, patents can be nearly genocidal. In countries such as Kenya, drugs to suppress HIV can be distributed to the common people at nearly no cost. Why? Outside of the United States, there are not many patents protecting drugs to fight HIV/AIDS.
The government in the United States has long ignored its favor towards genocidal behaviors and capitalism, but it is a fatal fact. It is up to the people to bring this topic up in local government and it is up to the people to fight this issue of neglect towards its citizens. Not only the victims of HIV/AIDS are the victims of neglect, but the American population as a whole.
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