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Transcript of AIDS
The first support groups for AIDS formed Public awareness grows
The HIV virus was given its name Princess Diana with an AIDS victim 1 million worldwide cases of AIDS
18 million HIV+ adults
1.5 million HIV+ kids
Estimated death toll= 9 million 34.3 million cases of HIV worldwide, most in South Africa AIDS IN AFRICA AIDS IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA In the world, Africa, especially sub-Saharan Africa, is the most heavily affected by HIV and AIDS.
Two thirds of the people in the world with HIV and AIDS live in Africa.
An estimated 22.9 Million people live with the disease in sub-Saharan Africa. HOW IS HIV/AIDS SPREAD? It can be spread through blood, breast milk, or body fluids.
You can pass on or receive HIV/AIDS by having unprotected sex, sharing needles, or a mother can pass it on to her child. On life Expectancy: AIDS affected the life expectancy in Africa, especially at the beginning of the epidemic
On households: Children lost parents, households lost their main monetary provider, and poverty increased
On workers: Africans in the prime age of employment, ages 15-49, are the ones most affected. The disease has made it harder for them to do their work and keep their jobs.
On the economy: The epidemic has negatively affected the economy in Africa. Due to risen deaths, the number of workers went down. 34.3 million cases of HIV worldwide, most in South Africa 34.3 million cases of HIV worldwide, most in South Africa The Effects Of AIDS HIV/AIDS in America has greatly improved since it was discovered. We have many resources, medicines, and technology to help prevent and delay the onset of AIDS. PREVENTION OF HIV/AIDS IN THE USA better education- people are taught to have safe sex and to be cautious around blood
use of condoms and other STD prevention devices
routine testing for HIV in pregnant women
more money is spent on HIV/AIDS prevention What needs to be done in Africa Protection isn't as easily attainable or taught. ARV drugs to treat HIV and AIDS are expensive and hard to provide TREATMENT OF HIV/AIDS IN AMERICA International Support - Through international funding, AIDS can be prevented and treated better
Domestic Commitment - Africa would need to commit to providing information and education
Beat Discrimination - Prejudices prevent people from wanting to get tested or state their status
Women - There are economic and social inequalities between men and women. In many African countries, the relationships are dominated by men. This can prevent women from practicing safe sex and staying safe. Developments Microbicides - This cream or gel for women can be applied in order to prevent HIV/AIDS. It works by killing the harmful bacteria.
Vaccines - A vaccine is in development and it would be a cheaper and easier way to provide people with treatment and prevention across the world.
Cures - No one has found a cure so far, but many believe it will come someday. Almost anyone with health insurance has access to HIV/AIDS treatment
There is no cure for HIV/AIDS, but over 30 drugs have been developed to treat it
A combination of pills and drugs is taken each day
other therapies include massages, acupuncture, and dietary supplements
programs such as The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program , AIDS Drug Assistance Program, Medicaid, and Medicare provide financial assistance so anyone who needs treatment can get it
The USA spends around $20.4 billion a year on HIV/AIDS treatment and care Swaziland STATISTICS This small, African country has the highest HIV prevalence in the world. One in every four adults have the disease. In 2011, the average life expectancy was 48.7 years. Though the country has made efforts to promote safe sex, prevent mother to child transmission, and gather better treatment, other factors continue to make the situation worse. Poverty, gender inequality, and cultural practices prevent this epidemic from slowing down.
Due to the subordinate role of women, they are at a higher risk of domestic violence and the pressure to have unprotected sex. They may not have the access to HIV information and prevention. Because of this, the number of Swazi women affected by the disease is much higher than the men affected. 1.2 million people in the USA are living with HIV
1/5th of these people do not know they have HIV Year
2009 estimated new HIV infections
48,100 2010 diagnoses of HIV infection, by age. Works Cited http://www.avert.org/america.htm