In the late 20th century, HIV and AIDS was one of themost talked about disease throughout the world. This has remained thecase in the last few years. However, according to the article“Altogether Now”, this case may be different if the Americansociety is looked at carefully. According to recent statisticsreleased in the late 2000s, “there were 40% more new HIV infectionseach year that had previously through”. It has also been estimatedthat one in five Americans is unaware of HIV and AIDS. This indicatesthat while the rest of the world is talking about HIV and AIDS, theAmericans are ignorant of the disease leading to more infections.There numerous organizations throughout the world such as GlobalBusiness Coalition on HIV and AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria thateducate and support those infected or affected by HIV and AIDS.Additionally, they advocate for prevention of new infections. Despitethe fact that these organizations are American organizations, or getthe finances from America, their activities are based in developingcountries. This means that for many years, the HIV and AIDS pandemichas been considered a major health care issue outside the UnitedStates. The department of health has several initiatives aimed atpreventing new infection through provision of information to thepublic. The article “Altogether Now” seeks to persuade the readerthat something need to be done in the united states to deal with therising cases of new infections. While the government, through thedepartment of health, should be in the lead, nongovernmentalorganizations as well as corporate have a responsibility of creatingawareness about HIV and AIDS (, 2010).
“Altogether Now” (June 5th 2010), Business Daily.