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  • Aids In Africa By: Justin Cicala
  • Why I chose this topic
    • I knew that Aids were a big problem in Africa.
    • I wanted to educate other people with the facts that I took
  • Essential question
    • Why is AIDS such a big problem in Africa?
  • What I Already Know
    • AIDS affects more than half of Africa
    • There are no medicines or vaccines to prevent from getting AIDS
  • Facts
    • An estimated 22million people were infected with HIV at the end of 2007
    • This past year 1.5 million people were killed by this disease
    • AIDS kills over 6,000 people a day in Africa
    • According to the U.N. AIDS is now the #1 overall cause of death in Africa
  • Facts
    • AIDS was discovered in the early 1980s
    • Most researchers believe that humans acquired AIDS from chimpanzees
    • A large majority of AIDS is targeted on the south region of Africa and gets lower up north
    • It is transmitted in body fluids including blood and breast milk
    • It can be spread by blood contact and sexual intercourse
  • What Was Interesting To Me
    • AIDS can kill 6,000 people a day
    • In Africa AIDS are mainly targeted in the south
  • Questions I Still Have
    • Why are aids targeted in the south?
    • Why are we not doing as much as we can to help?
    • Will this eventually take over all of Africa?
  • Resources
    • http://www.avert.org/aafrica.htm
    • http://www.time.com/time/2001/aidsinafrica/map_flash.html
    • http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/static/in_depth/africa/2000/aids_in_africa/default.stm
    • http://aidsinafrica.com/
    • http://www.pbs.org/newshour/health/aids_in_africa/
  • The End Thank You For Watching