Hiv And The Hiv / Aids Virus Essay

1066 Words Nov 18th, 2015 5 Pages
Then Africa saw a resurgence of the disease linked to the HIV/AIDS virus. Because of this linkage, countries have found it very difficult to combat the disease. The WHO, in response to the MDGs on tuberculosis, has outlined a plan, aimed at reducing the amount of cases of the disease, which is centered on gaining political support and funding for treatment measures. Because of its linkage to HIV, a more integrated solution is needed. Also, because tuberculosis is a highly infectious airborne disease, a cross-border regional approach is also needed in order to prevent the denial of care based on nationality.
Africa saw a resurgence of the Tuberculosis infection in recent decades because of its connection to the AIDS virus. AIDS or Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome is the most advanced form of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). This virus targets the immune system and weakens the body’s defense systems against various infections and cancers. Because it is a disease that targets the immune system, there are not common symptoms that occur aside from outside infections. HIV is transmitted through the exchange of body fluids such as blood, breast milk, semen and vaginal secretions. It is believed that one of the leading causes of AIDS in Africa today, is the improper care and use of needles and other surgical equipment, as well as improper blood infusions. This gives way to the largest means of prevention, being a reduction in the exposure to such utensils and…

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