The Causes And Effects Of HIV/AIDS In Sub-Saharan Africa

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AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa
AIDS is one of the most devastating diseases that mankind is ever infected with. Unlike cancer and other deadly diseases which could be referred to as diseases of old people, AIDS is not only deadly but also destroys the society of the infected people as this disease is more prevalent with the youth. No one knows for certain when and how the disease originated but there are many hypothesis on how it originated, one of them is that the disease was transmitted to human from primates and the first cases of infection were in southern Cameroon. The disease is associated with the dietary practice of the first victim which is flesh of infected Chimpanzees. Once the disease was transmitted to the humans from primates, HIV
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Despite the fact that Africa houses only 15 percent of the world’s humans, 69 percent of all people with HIV and 70 percent of all deaths in 2011 were in sub-Saharan Africa. Nations in North Africa have lower predominance rates, as people in those countries participate in less high-chance social act that have been involved in the infection’s spread in Sub-Saharan Africa. Five percent of all the people in Sub-Saharan Africa are HIV positive. Statistics uncover that the current situation in sub-Saharan Africa is awfully worse. Women are more likely to be infected than men. Nearly 57 percent of grown-ups living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa are ladies, and these ladies make up seventy five percent of all the women worldwide with the disease. Young women of age fifteen to twenty-four years are destined to be contaminated; for each ten HIV-infected young men there are thirty-six HIV infected young women. These statistic reveal that Africa is having a serious epidemic, especially the Sub-Saharan region. The effect of AIDS on the health, social, economic and political status of African countries cannot be overstated. 10 percent of all child deaths are related to HIV in this region. In 2006 Botswana’s life expectancy had fallen from 65 years to 35. South Africa and Swaziland have staggering 18 percent and 27 percent of population infected with disease respectively. But

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