The Horrible Disease: HIV/AIDS
POOR OR RICH?
Where HIV/AIDS are found, they are very poor. Typically rural areas.
ROLE OF POVERTY
Since most of the people are poor, they don't really have education which means they don't know how to prevent HIV/AIDS. When someone does get HIV in this area, they don't have money to get medicine to prevent the HIV from going into full blown AIDS.
HIV/AIDS is not curable. If you get HIV and go see a doctor right away, they can give you medicine to prevent it from going to AIDS. But if you don't get checked right away and get some medicine, you'll get AIDS and die.
10 FACTS ABOUT HIV/AIDS
- unprotected sex.
-pain in the abdomen
-cough can be dry
-You'll have fevers and sweat.
-Your groin sores or swells.
-Your mouth can get ulcers or white tongue.
- get diarrhea
If you have HIV, you can get HIV antiviral to slow the progression of infection. Also reduces the risk of infecting others.
IMPACT ON AFRICA
An estimated 1,200,000 people die in Africa each year from HIV/AIDS. There is about 23,500,000 people living in Africa with HIV.
MAJOR OR MINOR?
HIV/AIDS is a major disease in Africa. More than 70% people with HIV live in Africa.