How To Save A Life
HIV&AIDS in Sub-saharan Africa
HIV and AIDS
HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. AIDs stands for Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. They can be transmitted through sexual contact, childbirth, injection drug use, occupational exposure, and blood transfusion.
HIV and AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa
HIV and AIDS has affected Africa the most out of any continent in the world! HIV has infected over 10 percent of the population of 9 Sub-Saharan Africa! Between 1999 and 2000 more people died because of HIV and AIDS than in any war on the continent of Africa.
How to help!
There are so many amazing foundations that raise awareness and money to help decrease the amount of HIV/AIDS infection in Africa. The Coca Cola Africa foundation has pledged 2.5 million dollars to develop HIV/AIDS programs in over 5 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. Another great foundation is Dance4Life. It's a foundation that raises attracts teens and your adults to become "Agents of Change" by encouraging them to learn more about HIV/AIDS through music,dance, and popular icons. Coca Cola has invested 2.5 million dollars in Dance4Life. You can help by becoming an Agent of Change and spread the word about the affects and precautions taken to destroy the spread of the deadly disease. Spread the word and save a life!!
How to Prevent HIV/AIDS
- Use protection during sexual intercourse
- Do not share needles when using injected drugs
- Be aware of your health
- Be aware of the effects and ways to prevent HIV/AIDS
Prevent HIV/AIDS in other countries by donating to foundations listed below. Also raise awareness for this disease by participating in Dance4Life. Save a Life!!