AIDS is a disease that affects the entire world, America included. Until an appropriate cure is found, it will continue to be a problem. Although people like to compartmentalize it as a problem that exists primarily within the homosexual community, AIDS affects a lot of people who are not homosexual. It is, rather, a universal problem that affects Americans from all walks of life.
Thank goodness the death rate from this horrible disease has eased up from the terrible epidemic it was thirty years ago due to new medications. But that is not to say that there is not still a lot of illness and suffering from it. And it has moved into populations such as women and African Americans, so we stil need education on it.