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HIV/AIDS, the latest, contemporary disease that is afflicting and devastating millions, about thirty-five million of the worlds population, a little less than one percent, of which seventy percent inhabits the cotenant of Africa, where a great many developing countries are found. As of the late nineties, researchers have concluded, taken from SIV infected chimpanzees samples, that developed because of a chimpanzee had slaughtered and consumed two other monkeys, infected with their own diseases, and a poacher had shot, cooked, and had eaten the gruesomely infected SIV chimpanzee, only to be infected with a new, severe disease, known as AIDS (Theguardian.com). HIV, a sexually transmitted disease that discards the infector’s immune system, many of which die less than a year, may be acquired through several paths: blood, semen, breast milk, vaginal fluids, and rectal mucous (Aids.gov). 2001 witnessed a devastating, unparalleled commotion of occurrences that ultimately generated the epidemic, as opposed to a mere couple thousand in the 1960s, which created an passionate, vigilant awareness by the international public and fabricated an amazing phenomenon that established a common ground between nations, rich and poor alike, in the care and treatment of those suffering with HIV/AIDS. Every year, AIDS/HIV affects African many children’s wellbeing; however, those with power, namely pharmaceuticals, continue to reap the benefits from the wealthy and remain idol, apathetic towards the rest who remain in poverty, but people are creating immediate, cost-effective responses to the diseases
Most children in Africa have lost their parents as a ramification of the vile virus, AIDS, and because of this, an perpetual soaring number of strays and vu...


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