The Resurgence Of HIV/AIDS

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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
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Governments were originally hesitant to put resources into public health strategies, aimed at attacking HIV, but with the persistence of outside organizations, they have been forced to. In 2001, after the development of the MDGs, the UN General Assembly Special Session Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS began to cause awareness and spark action to solve the pandemic. This was followed by the WHO’s “3 by 5” initiative in 2003. This was an aggressive plan to increase the treatment and care of HIV tremendously, in particular by increasing access to antiretroviral treatments. This initiative led to the G8 nation’s agreeing to support universal access to HIV …show more content…
Organizations such as the WHO and UN, as well as NGOs, have been instrumental in creating a public health system that targets this disease. There is much work still to be done in the field of HIV, including recognizing that the AIDS epidemic remains geographically specific and therefore strategies need to be specific to their target regions. It is also imperative that states become transparent and discuss disparities among high rick groups that are not popular to discuss. Some political scientists that believe that in order for the African states to have effective public health systems, they must have open communication about the realty of HIV/AIDS and its transmission. One of the major obstacles to this battle is that states have supported weak health systems and infrastructures, and this must change in order to affectively deal with

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