HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Sub-Saharan Africa Alexandra Alvarez University of Texas at San Antonio HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Sub-Saharan Africa In recent times the rates of HIV and AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa have been a result of frequent childbirth after unprotected sexual intercourse. These children usually end up in orphanage institutions and fall victim to violence, poor living conditions, child labor, and unmet health needs. Prevention and treatment measures must be taken in the pursuit of well-being and equality for all. In order to decrease rates of HIV and AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa there needs to be an increase in contraceptive use, distribution of necessary health resources, and knowledge about sexual education.
B. What are some other solutions people have proposed?
C. Reiterate your choice of solution HIV and AIDS are sexually transmitted diseases that affect Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe are just seven African countries that have the highest prevalence rates of HIV and AIDS and are also among the poorest countries in the world (Mufune, 2014, p. 2). This suggests that poverty is a factor in the spread of this disease while also being the barrier children who have incurred this disease have to overcome.
Although these diseases are sexually transmitted, a high rate of children contracts this disease at birth when the parents pass it down. Because these infected children are seen as defective and useless, they most likely end up in orphanages or adoption shelters and succumb to violence of all sorts while not getting the appropriate medical attention. Margaret Lombe and Alex Ochumbo st...