Aids and Hiv Worldwide Essay

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AIDS, as one of the hardest curing epidemic in the world, is an immune system deficiency syndrome. In the UNAIDS World AIDS Day Report 2011, it says that “More people than ever are living with HIV, largely due to greater access to treatment. At the end of 2010, an estimated 34 million people [31.6 million–35.2 million] were living with HIV worldwide, up 17% from 2001.” AIDS grows gradually each year without any effective method to halt. Even in the Report 2012, it also has a bit AIDS problems related to death caused by HIV in some regions, especially in Sub-Sahara Africa. In the UNAIDS World AIDS Day Report says that,” Sub-Saharan Africa remains the region most heavily affected by HIV. In 2010, about 68% of all people living with HIV resided in sub-Saharan Africa, a region with only 12% of the global population. Sub-Saharan Africa also accounted for 70% of new HIV infections in 2010, although there was a notable decline in the regional rate of new infections.” As the UNAIDS World AIDS Day Report shows, the worst-hit region of AIDS is Sub-Sahara Africa in 23.5 million and the officially biggest part of it comes from South-Africa in 5.6 million. This essay focus on the AIDS issues in South-Africa and the contents will include the historic causes of AIDS in South-Africa, current situations of and the methods of halting the increasing number of AIDS patients.

MARKS,S.(2011) says that, “Through the 1980s South Africa seemed to be sheltered from the onslaught of a disease that was taking its toll in both developed and developing countries. By the mid-1980s it was clear that in African countries both the rate of increase and the progress of the disease from HIV infection to full-blown AIDS was far more rapid, and affected a far broader swathe of society, than in the developed world. The delayed onset of the disease in South Africa where the first few cases recorded in the 1980s was among white homosexual men and Malawian migrant miners are, incidentally, a powerful argument against those who would deny the existence of an HIV pathogen.” The reasons for AIDS rampant in South-Africa should consist of two main sections, including but not limited to following, the severe unequal rights between men