AIDs in Zimbabwe

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The prevalence of AIDs in the African countries has come to be more apparent as the rates of those who have AIDs has increased over the past few years. Zimbabwe is a third world country where many facilities are not available as well as health oriented programs, many people are living under deplorable conditions which also contributes to their risk of infection. Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome or AIDs caused by HIV, is a disease that is caused by sexual intercourse with those of who are infected with it, AIDs can also be caused by prenatal transmission, and if the mother were to have AIDs then the child would also be infected. The infection of AIDs causes the weakening of the person’s immune system, which then could cause a spiraling effect which would make the person susceptible to other diseases. Education and socio-economic problems are key in areas of the third worlds countries in which many resources are not there to take advantage of. AIDs has become an epidemic in the African country of Zimbabwe where even though through the recent years the toll of AIDs has been diminished. Zimbabwe is a third world country where living conditions are not up to par as well as the inadequate attention towards the health of the people. The people of Zimbabwe have toiled and live in very basic areas where there is not an emphasis on sanitation as well as the hygiene of the people who live in the areas. Hygiene is one of the most important factors that affect the transmission of disease such as washing hands, discourage sharing needles, etc. Improvements in sanitation would slow the propagation of diseases, which would in turn lower the risk of infections from other diseases as people who are infected with AIDs would have a compromised im... ... middle of paper ... ...Policy and Planning 15.4 (2000): 432-440. Oxford Journals. Web. 16 Nov. 2013. Tawfik, Linda, and Stephan Kinoti. "The impact of HIV/AIDS on the health workforce." WHO. WHO, n.d. Web. 16 Nov. 2013. . Manase, G., Z. Nkuna, and E. Ngorima. "Using water and sanitation as an entry point to fight poverty and respond to HIV/AIDS: The case of Isulabasha Small Medium Enterprise." Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, Parts A/B/C 34.13-16 (2009): 866-873. ScienceDirect. Web. 17 Nov. 2013. Campbell, Catherine, Morten Skovdal, Zivai Mupambireyi, Claudius Madanhire, Constance Nyamukapa, and Simon Gregson. "Building adherence-competent communities: Factors promoting children's adherence to anti-retroviral HIV/AIDS treatment in rural Zimbabwe." Health & Place 18.2 (2012): 123-131. National Institute of Health. Web. 16 Nov. 2013.

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