HIV/AIDS in South Africa

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HIV/AIDS in South Africa

  1. 1. HIV/AIDS in South AfricaPresented by Kanon Kato
  2. 2. GeographyIQ 2013, Map of South Africa and Surrounding Countries, retrieved 2013
  3. 3. General Information• AIDS = Acquired immune deficiency syndrome• HIV = Human immunodeficiency virus• No known cure• Country with most infected: South Africa
  4. 4. Causes• Exchanging bodily fluids • Unprotected sexual intercourse • Sharing needles for drugs • Mother to child • Blood transfusions Delhi News 2013, Drug Needle, retrieved 2013
  5. 5. Statistics• AIDS related deaths in 2005: 275,000• AIDS related deaths in 2011: 270,190• Life expectancy of 2005: 54 years• Life expectancy of 2011: 60 years• Amount of adults with AIDS in 2009: 5.6 million
  6. 6. Timeline of AIDS/HIV in SouthAfrica1985: South African government makes first AIDS advisory group1990: First national antenatal survey for HIV reveals 0.8% of pregnantwomen have HIV positive. Also it showed that 74,000 to 120,000people are living with HIV in South Africa2000: Department of Health in South Africa made a five year plan tocombat HIV/AIDS and made the National AIDS Council overlook theplan.2002: South Africa’s high court made the drug neviraphine available topregnant women to stop the HIV from spreading from mother to child.
  7. 7. Solutions Briticanna 2013, AZT drug, retrieved 2013
  8. 8. Denial by GovernmentWorld Commision on Protected Areas 2013, President Mbeki, retrieved 2013
  9. 9. Denial by Government News24 2013, Manto Tshabalala-Msimang, retrieved 2013
  10. 10. The End

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