HIV is a serious issue that is commonly pushed off and considered an irrelevant topic. In “AIDS, Inc.” by Helen Epstein, the topics of lifestyle brands and government funded organizations were discussed, and provided readers with an understanding of the depths of the disease. The excerpt discusses programs (i.e. loveLife) that had the potential and opportunity to save and inform many lives, but failed to do so, which continues to be a problem today. Our government is capable of helping and educating those who are infected, and anyone who could become infected.
Besides drug therapy, education seems to be a key to eradicating aids from Africa. Education is sometimes difficult due to language and religious barriers. The challenge for AIDS organizations and people around the world is to fund drug treatments for all who need it while cutting the number of new infections. Works Cited “Economist”, Vol. 344, Issue 8036, p 19-19 2/8p, September 2011 “Aids in Africa” Gier, Nick, “HIV-AIDS in Southern Africa: The World’s Highest Infection Rates Murphy, Tim, “Inside the HIV Fight” “Advocate”; Issue 998 p 34-37, 4p December 2011 “New York Times”; p26, Op, July 2011 “A Promising Preventive” Pisani, Elizabeth, “HIV” “New Scientist”; Vol.
Executive Summery This case is about the difficulties that people in different parts of the world have gone through with AIDS. From, the infected, families related to the infected, governments investing time and efforts to prevent future AIDS outcomes. The major problem for us would be, culture and education. It is challenging enough trying to change people’s minds about some matters, especially if they are related to touchy topics like sex and diseases. Our main recommendation is to invest in sexual education, informing everyone about it.
Therefore it is of vital importance to educate people about AIDS and to promote safer sex. The key word now is prevention. Among many proposed policies to help prevent AIDS infection, one of the most controversial is mandatory AIDS testing. Mandatory AIDS testing is theoretically very effective, however, when it is applied, it is not practical at all because one is dealing with human nature, the odd nature of the virus itself, and also all of the stigmas that are attached to AIDS. Therefore, not only will mandatory AIDS testing not prevent HIV infection, it will indirectly increase HIV infection because of the adverse effect it will have on voluntary testers.
“The Wisdom of Whores” Critical Review The control and eradication of HIV/AIDS should be of the upmost importance for the whole of the global community. Though many modern countries have effectively treated and controlled the disease in the last few decades in their own societies, it is vital for third-world countries and poorer nations to control the disease in order to advance as a population. Currently, the methods in place to control HIV/AIDS do not work in poor countries due to stigmas attached to the disease and to a general lack in understanding of it. In “The Wisdom of Whores,” Elizabeth Pasini presents a new method of studying the disease from a scientific perspective that is both viable and promising as a solution to AIDS/HIV problem. Her proposal is very strong and well documented.
Even though Crohn was physically resistant to HIV he was not mentally resistant to the effects of dealing with the effects that AIDS has on loved ones. This is an example of how if one doesn't have the proper support; even if they are not infected by HIV it can dramatically affect your well-being. The horrible effects that HIV can have on lives is irrefutable. If someone deals with HIV and AIDS emotionally or physically, and people aren't educated about the implications of what the spreading of HIV can do. Then HIV will continue to affect not only us as a people but every individual, and the propagation of HIV throughout america will never end.
Although some of the stigmas associated with HIV have been reduced people are still very fearful of what an HIV positive status will do to their relationships. Eliminating this fear is an extremely important obstacle that people have to overcome in order for things to get better. Works Cited Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, (2012). Refocusing national attention on the hiv crisis in the united states. Retrieved from website: http://www.cdc.gov/nchhstp/newsroom/docs/2012/AAAFactSheet-0712-508c.pdf AIDS.gov.
Also, since fighting HIV is expensive, the government is trying to cut down the budget on HIV. Personally, I believe this article applies both deontology theory and utilitarianism and theory. Because of fighting the HIV is a priority, the government put much effort on fighting HIV. The government has spent so much money on fighting HIV then results some improvements and benefits. The government is trying to maximize the benefits by costing less.
There are many ways to communicate; however, living with HIV/AIDS makes it stressful to do this in a normal AIDS.gov (2014) stated that “HIV” is an abbreviation of Human Immunodeficiency Virus. To give you a better understanding of what that means, let’s break it down. AIDS.gov (2014) 3 stated that the “H” stands for “Human”... ... middle of paper ... ...ith HIV be able to adhere to their quality of life by providing them with the skills to prevent re-infection and transmission as well as be pro-active in their health maintenance. Implementing healthy relationships will give individuals that have HIV the skills that are necessary to create effective disclosure amongst themselves, as well as allow them to make decisions to negotiate safe sex. Positive choices and having healthy relationships are based on the decision of whether or not to disclose an individual’s HIV status, which is very prevalent in reducing the risk of transmitting HIV.
Aids Victims Should be Treated With More Respect and Dignity What would you do if someone you love gets infected with HIV? Would you still treat them the same way as before? This kind of question might not come into your mind but in fact, it can happen to anyone. The rate of people who gets infected with HIV is increasing rapidly in our society (Cite). People who are HIV positive have to struggle with their life, living by the day.