Why are AIDS so effective in Africa? HIV and AIDS in Africa By Haley Shea Why are AIDS so effective in Africa?
Why did I choose this topic? <ul><li>I chose this topic because I was interested in how AIDS effected Africa. </li></ul><u...
What I already knew about AIDS. <ul><li>I already knew that AIDS is caused by a disease called HIV. </li></ul><ul><li>I kn...
What are HIV and AIDS? <ul><li>HIV is a disease that destroys a type of defense cell in the body called a CD4 helper lymph...
How can Africans become educated? <ul><li>White leaders in South Africa refused to install HIV and AIDS education program ...
Are people underestimating AIDS? <ul><li>World health Director, Halfdan Mahler says, “AIDS is not spreading like a bush fi...
Statistics. <ul><li>http:// www.aidsinafrica.net/people_charts.php </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.aidsinafrica.net/people_ch...
Statistics continued. <ul><li>The number of pregnant teenage girls has declined slightly. </li></ul><ul><li>The rate of pr...
What did I learn? <ul><li>Some important things that I learned was that HIV and AIDS destroy your immune system, therefore...
Surprising Facts  <ul><li>Something that really surprised me was that 6575 people died from AIDS everyday in 2005. </li></...
Resources <ul><li>http://www.avert.org/aidsinafrica.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.aidsandafrica.com / </li></ul><ul><l...
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  1. 1. Why are AIDS so effective in Africa? HIV and AIDS in Africa By Haley Shea Why are AIDS so effective in Africa?
  2. 2. Why did I choose this topic? <ul><li>I chose this topic because I was interested in how AIDS effected Africa. </li></ul><ul><li>I wanted to know why Africa has such a higher amount of people that are infected with AIDS then any other place in the world. </li></ul><ul><li>I was interested in what Africa was doing to lower the number of people living with AIDS. </li></ul>
  3. 3. What I already knew about AIDS. <ul><li>I already knew that AIDS is caused by a disease called HIV. </li></ul><ul><li>I knew that it is something that you cannot cure. </li></ul><ul><li>I also knew that you are able to get infected with HIV and AIDS by being sexually active. </li></ul>
  4. 4. What are HIV and AIDS? <ul><li>HIV is a disease that destroys a type of defense cell in the body called a CD4 helper lymphocyte*. </li></ul><ul><li>These lymphocytes are part of our immune system that fights off diseases. </li></ul><ul><li>You are able to get HIV by having sex with someone who is infected. </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing a needle with someone who has HIV. </li></ul><ul><li>Being born when the mother has HIV or AIDS </li></ul><ul><li>Or by drinking the breast milk of someone who is infected. </li></ul>**a type of white blood cell having a large, spherical nucleus surrounded by a thin layer of nongranular cytoplasm
  5. 5. How can Africans become educated? <ul><li>White leaders in South Africa refused to install HIV and AIDS education program in schools. </li></ul><ul><li>It costs 1.5 billion dollars for prevention and education of AIDS and HIV. </li></ul><ul><li>Ways that Africa is trying to prevent AIDS by revising their sexual behaviors by abstaining from sex or delaying first sex. </li></ul><ul><li>Having fewer partners and using the right protection also helps stop the spreading of AIDS. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Are people underestimating AIDS? <ul><li>World health Director, Halfdan Mahler says, “AIDS is not spreading like a bush fire. It is malaria and other tropical diseases that are killing millions of children each day.” </li></ul><ul><li>People are blinded by the damage that HIV and AIDS are doing to Africa. </li></ul><ul><li>People do not see how effective AIDS is and so it is getting worse over time. </li></ul><ul><li>Later on, Halfdan Mahler says, “Everything has gotten worse and worse in AIDS and all of us have been underestimating it. </li></ul><ul><li>Jon Man, director of the Global Program estimated that one to several million Africans may have already been infected with HIV. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Statistics. <ul><li>http:// www.aidsinafrica.net/people_charts.php </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.aidsinafrica.net/people_charts.php </li></ul><ul><li>There are about 3.2 million new infections. </li></ul><ul><li>There have been 2.4 million deaths. </li></ul><ul><li>And 25.8 million victims. </li></ul><ul><li>Of the 40.3 million people living with AIDS in the world, 25.8 million are in Sub-Saharan Africa. </li></ul><ul><li>A health study took a sample of 33,488 women attending clinics and found that 28% of pregnant women were living with HIV in 2007. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Statistics continued. <ul><li>The number of pregnant teenage girls has declined slightly. </li></ul><ul><li>The rate of pregnant teen age girls have fallen from 15.1% in 2004 to 12.9% in 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>They believe that this is due to the change in safer sex. </li></ul><ul><li>The death toll due to AIDS has rose 91% between 1997 and 2006. </li></ul>
  9. 9. What did I learn? <ul><li>Some important things that I learned was that HIV and AIDS destroy your immune system, therefore you are not able to fight off the disease. </li></ul><ul><li>I also learned that it is possible to receive AIDS and HIV by drinking the breast milk of an infected woman, or by being sexually active with more than one partner and not being protected. </li></ul><ul><li>I also learned that of the 40.3 million people living with AIDS in the world, 25.8 million are living in Sub-Saharan Africa. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Surprising Facts <ul><li>Something that really surprised me was that 6575 people died from AIDS everyday in 2005. </li></ul><ul><li>I think that the slide show that is in the Statistics slide is very surprising. </li></ul><ul><li>It also surprised me that you can get infected with HIV and AIDS by drinking the breast milk of an infected woman. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Resources <ul><li>http://www.avert.org/aidsinafrica.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.aidsandafrica.com / </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.aidsinafrica.net </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.aids.org </li></ul><ul><li>Aids website </li></ul><ul><li>http://kidshealth.org/teen/sexual_health/stds/std_hiv.html </li></ul><ul><li>Pictures__ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.unaids.org/en/KnowledgeCentre/HIVData/EpiUpdate/EpiUpdArchive/EPI2006photographs.asp </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/southafrica/3526342/South-Africas-Aids-policy-caused-330000-deaths.html </li></ul>

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