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Aids

  1. 2. MY ESSENTIAL QUESTION How and Why is AIDS spreading
  2. 3. How do you get HIV and AIDS? <ul><li>You can get HIV by unprotected sex. </li></ul><ul><li>You can also get it through drug needles, blood transfusion, or by getting breastfed by an infected mother. </li></ul><ul><li>HIV is a virus that kills your body’s CD4 cells; CD4 cells help your body fight off infection and disease. </li></ul><ul><li>AIDS is a disease you get when HIV kills your immune system; without your immune system even a simple cold could kill you. </li></ul><ul><li>AIDS is UNCUREABLE!!!! </li></ul>
  3. 4. How is AIDS affecting Africa? <ul><li>Two-thirds of all people living with HIV are found in sub-Saharan Africa, although this region contains little more than 10% of the world’s population. </li></ul><ul><li>During 2007 alone, an about 1.5 million adults and children died as a result of AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa. </li></ul><ul><li>Since the beginning of the epidemic more than 15 million Africans have died from AIDS. </li></ul><ul><li>The AIDS epidemic adds to food insecurity in many areas, as agricultural work is neglected or abandoned due to infection. </li></ul><ul><li>It has devastating effects on countries such as Malawi, Mozambique, Botswana, Namibia and Zimbabwe. </li></ul><ul><li>Every 9 ½ minutes, somebody gets HIV. </li></ul>
  4. 5. What will they do to stop it. <ul><li>The government is giving away free condoms. </li></ul><ul><li>The ABC approach: A bstain, B e faithful, C ondomise. </li></ul><ul><li>Tell how to use male and female condoms. </li></ul>
  5. 6. AIDS PROVENTION <ul><li>Of all African countries, Uganda has won the most praise for its HIV prevention efforts; The proportion of adults living with the virus fell from around 15% in the early 1990s to about 5% in 2001. </li></ul><ul><li>In Zimbabwe, the rate among women attending antenatal clinics fell from 32.1% in 2000 to 23.8% in 2004. </li></ul>
  6. 7. AIDS Statistics <ul><li>22,000,000 people are living with HIV/AIDS. </li></ul><ul><li>1,500,000 people died from AIDS. </li></ul><ul><li>11,600,000 orphans because of AIDS. </li></ul>
  7. 8. WORKS CITED <ul><li>http://www.avert.org/aidsimpact.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/AIDS  </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.aids.gov </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.aidsinafrica.net/people_charts.php </li></ul>

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