AIDS

South Africa

What's the problem?

President Zuma has been attempting to solve this conflict the past three years since his election. Previously, Mbeki set back the conflict by denying the scientific community's reports. Money and education need to be put into this conflict, and without the help of the government and its leaders, South Africa will not meet its goals in regards to AIDS.

Prevalence according to age groups 2006-2008

Progress?

Thursday, Jan. 1st 2004 at 12am to Friday, Jan. 1st 2010 at 12am

South Africa

  • 2004, 4% of the population was receiving anti-retroviral treatment.
  • 2005, 15% of the population was receiving anti-retroviral treatment.
  • 2006, 21% of the population was receiving anti-retroviral treatment.
  • 2007, 28% of the population was receiving anti-retroviral treatment.
  • 2008, 28% of the population was receiving anti-retroviral treatment.
  • 2009, 26% of the population was receiving anti-retroviral treatment.
  • 2010, 27% of the population was receiving anti-retroviral treatment.

So what's the big picture?

Money and education need to be put into this conflict. By teaching the people about how to prevent the disease through abstinence, they could stop the disease's spread. Additionally, more doctors and medicine need to be provided to the poor- South Africa needs international money and help in order to combat this deadly epidemic.

The future?