South Africa's HIV epidemic has levelled off at an infection rate of 10.9% for those aged two or older, according to a new study.http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/8091489.stm
1. WWI, WWII, Vietnam2. Taabusize: are you really isolated?
Ishi – wait, or use a condom. Survive.
A Closer Walk
Introduction AIDS is perceived to have begun in Africa and is many times labeled as an “African” disease. It effects everyone, regardless of age, gender, or race from every nation. By learning about and understanding how HIV/AIDS affects us and others from other nations it is possible to begin creating some worldwide solutions.
Structure• What kind of people are we?• How did we get here?• Where do we go from here?
What kind of People are we? Why do people/nations help? Are developed countries using capitalism to control other developing nations? Can you help without gaining anything? Why should we help?
What kind of people are we? Find out what community wants and needs and workwith them to achieving their goals. Positive stories/possible NGO’s
HOW DID WE GET HERE?Has the highest # of people to be living withthe disease in the world. (5.7 mill).In 2008, South Africa’s HIV prevalence ratewas 18.1% among 15-49 year olds.In 2008, an estimated 350, 000 SouthAfricans died. Facts/History of HIV/AIDS in South Africa
How did we get here? Affecting the country’s economic, education and health sectors. Spread primarily through heterosexual sex in South Africa.
How did we get here? Prevalence of HIV/AIDS among women in South Africa Women account for 57% of adults living with HIV/AIDS Young women ages 15-24- more than twice that of young men Young women between the ages of 25 & 34- the highest infection rate Regions impacted: Kwa Zulu, Natal and Gauteng
HOW DID WE GET HERE?HIV/AIDS is also the leading causeof death among South Africa underthe age of five. In 2008, 230,000 children under 14 years of age were HIV positive. Children with HIV/AIDS in South Africa
How did we get here? In 2008, there are 1.4 million AIDS orphans. These children are overwhelmingly cared for by relatives. Capacity of the extended family is stretched and collapsing.
WHERE DO WE GO FROMHERE? When has the United States lost a generation? What did it do for our economy, moral, & vision for the future? Is the young woman right- does money make all the difference? Taabusize: “Nothing will touch this small, isolated place where I live” The Lost Generation
WHERE DO WE GO FROMHERE?Health Belief Model:1. How likely is it will effect me?2. How bad is this.. Really?3. What’s everyone else doing?4. Cost/Benefit stage5. ActionIshiZaamanidooru Isolation
WHERE DO WE GO FROMHERE?Social Cognitive Theory: Social, Cognitive, Environmental factors• Are you capable of helping others?• Do you know what it would take to address this issue?• Do you possess the skill set required?• Are you aware of the “moral” rules and regulations involved?• Are you able/willing to change your behavior/actions accordingly?Your decision to serve vs. an African woman’s decision to limit her risk to contracting HIV Zaamanidooru Competence vs. Performance
WHAT CAN WE DO IN CARBONDALETODAY?1. Inform yourself2. Get your place of work involved3. Support an effort or organization4. Join an effort of organization What kind of change will you bring about?Relief Organizations | Band-AidsReligious Charities | FaithGovernment Aid | InfluenceHumanitarian Groups | RightsSustainable Development | Collaboration HIV/AIDS is bigger than a single approach What will you do today?
Its up to you to make adifference.The global HIV/AIDS epidemic is anunprecedented crisis that requires anunprecedented response. In particular it requiressolidarity -- between the healthy and the sick,between rich and poor, and above all, betweenricher and poorer nations. We have 30 millionorphans already. How many more do we have to get, to wake up?" -Kofi Annan