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Aids In Africa
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  1. What are the causes and effects of HIV and AIDS in Africa? By: Julia Finio
  2. <ul><li>I chose this topic because I didn’t know too much about it, but I had a lot of questions that I wanted answered. </li></ul><ul><li>All I knew about AIDS in Africa was that it is different than AIDS in the United States. I also knew that so many people were effected by AIDS, so I wanted to learn more. </li></ul>
  3. What is AIDS <ul><li>AIDS is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). </li></ul><ul><li>HIV destroys a type of defense cell in the body called CD4 helper lymphocyte which is part of the body’s immune system. </li></ul><ul><li>HIV destroys them and people with HIV get infections that they normally wouldn’t </li></ul>
  4. Causes and Effects <ul><li>Some of the causes of AIDS is starvation, lack of available health care and they just don’t have enough money to fight the disease. </li></ul><ul><li>Some effects are that Sub-Saharan Africa is the most effected region in the world. In 2006 almost 8,000 kids and adults died each day from AIDS. </li></ul><ul><li>20.6% of all deaths in Africa are caused by AIDS. </li></ul>
  5. Prevention <ul><li>To prevent AIDS in Africa they are increasing condom use. </li></ul><ul><li>They also have provision of voluntary HIV counseling and testing. They are also doing mother-to-child transmission of HIV. </li></ul>
  6. Statistics and Numbers <ul><li>In the year 2007 about 22 million adults and children were living with HIV, and about 1.5 million died from AIDS </li></ul><ul><li>22.5 million people are living with HIV/AIDS in Africa, that is 2/3 (about 67%) of HIV/AIDS infected people around the world. </li></ul><ul><li>¾ (75%) of all AIDS deaths are in Africa. </li></ul><ul><li>59%of all HIV infected people in Africa are women or young women 15 to 25 years old. </li></ul>
  7. AIDS in the future <ul><li>A report from the United Nations says ADIS will kill half of all 15 year old in Zimbabwe, Botswana, and South Africa by the year 2012. </li></ul>
  8. Important things I learned <ul><li>In 2005, 2.3 million people died from AIDS in Africa. </li></ul><ul><li>20.6% of all deaths in Africa are caused by AIDS. </li></ul><ul><li>In Africa, about 1 in 5 deaths are caused by AIDS. </li></ul>
  9. What really surprised me <ul><li>There are about 15 million children orphaned by AIDS worldwide, and 11.4 of them are in Africa. </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.aidsinafrica.net/people_charts.php </li></ul><ul><li>This website has a slide show that has a lot of information that really surprised me. </li></ul>
  10. Questions I still have <ul><li>Is the USA helping Africa with this problem at all? </li></ul><ul><li>Are Africans trying to prevent AIDS from spreading even more? </li></ul>
  11. Bibliography <ul><li>Information </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.avert.org/aafrica.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http:// aids.about.com/cs/aidsfactsheets/a/africa.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.aidsinafrica.net/people_charts.php </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.aidsandafrica.com/hiv_and_aids_in_africa.php </li></ul><ul><li>http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/COUNTRIES/AFRICAEXT/EXTAFRHEANUTPOP/EXTAFRRE GTOPHIVAIDS/0,,contentMDK:21140970~pagePK:34004173~piPK:34003707~theSitePK:717148,00.html </li></ul><ul><li>http:// kidshealth.org/teen/sexual_health/stds/std_hiv.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.unaids.org/en/CountryResponses/Regions/SubSaharanAfrica.asp </li></ul><ul><li>Pictures </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.coolamonrotary.com/kili/uploaded_images/AIDS-Photo-Ethiopia-798541.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://ec.europa.eu/eahc/images/Red_Ribbon_1183x2126.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.gc.cuny.edu/img/faculty/folio/Africa.jpg </li></ul>

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