Not long ago, Ngalimawe discovered that she also has the disease. Although her story is tragic, it is, unfortunately, a reality for many who live in South Africa at this time, especially women. The disease, in fact, is affecting women more and more. In Africa, "women now make up 60 percent of people living with HIV" (www.worldbank.org). This poses a serious threat to the development of the country "given that women are the main caregivers and the source of household labor, their illness means the collapse of family care and household income" (www.worldbank.org).
It can be treated that will extend the duration of the HIV affected person, but cannot be cured. In the year 2013, UNAIDS has presented a report that shows 35.7 million adults and 2.1 million children are surviving with HIV. Third world countries become victims of this deadly disease due to ignorance, lack education, poverty, cultural practices, and status of women. Shockingly, developing countries have the 95 percent of HIV infected population. This widespread health issue affects especially women due to their status in the many third world countries.
Medicaid has been a large part of most of the 1.1 million Americans that are infected with HIV/AIDS. Most of the people that are on Medicaid are at a point where the virus is very advanced and that is the reason that they qualify for the program.” This may be the only reason that there is such a cry that people need this program. Since, new changes are coming to Medicaid the federal government has decided to help with billions of dollars. Yet, several state legislators throughout the United States have made the decision to not take money f... ... middle of paper ... ...hem and their families. Many of these patients do not have someone to stand by them and help them in anyway, since when they are diagnosed their families leave and they are alone.
Tuberculosis is an infectious disease that affects one third of the world's population. The most infected areas are developing counties or third worlds countries such as Africa, India, Pakistan, and East Timor. Tuberculosis has been affecting people for millennia. Despite all of mankind's medical advances, TB is a global pandemic. This pandemic is caused by a number of factors such as poverty, HIV/AIDS, lack of health care, lack of knowledge, and new drug resistant strains.
Sadly, this is reality of a child’s life in South Africa who has one parent or both infected with a life capturing disease known as Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). In worse scenarios many children have already had both their parents taken by this virus. HIV is a disease that affects numerous people worldwide. Of the HIV/AIDS infected population, more than three-fourths lives in Sub-Saharan Africa with South Africa having the highest diagnosed population. The children of these sick relatives will be eternally affected by this epidemic since many of the kids will fail to complete their education.
There is a discussion of how the legal system and the social service system can resolve the conflict. Losing a family member to AIDS can be a devastating experience, losing a parent to AIDS can be even worse. Today, as the AIDS epidemic becomes increasingly problematic in the United States, there is much focus placed on the individuals who die from the disease every year and the families who are forced to cope with the tragedy. While many loved ones are affected by the loss, the children who lose their parent t... ... middle of paper ... ...lated. Faithful (1997) suggested that the discrimination and stigma will lead to a "disenfranchised grief" and the loss becomes unspeakable.
This indicates, among other things, that people are beginning to change risky behaviour patterns, because they have seen and known people who have been killed by AIDS. Fear is the worst, and last way of changing people’s behaviour and by the time that this happens it is usually too late to save a huge number of that country’s population. Already, more than twenty million people around the world have died of AIDS-related diseases. In 2004, 3.1 million men, women and children have died. Around twice the amount who have died until now - almost 40 million - are now living with HIV, and most of these are likely to die over the next decade or so.
These numbers need to be decreased, and the new millennium is the world's chance. "If today marks the turning point, it is too late for nearly all the 34.3 million people who are living with HIV and AIDS"(Gellman, July 5,2000 A01). This is the problem, even though the worlds nations are getting their acts together now, each day 15,000 people are affected with HIV/AIDS, so everyday that goes by, the numbers increase. Out if the 34.3 million people who are living with HIV and AIDS, only 2 percent are able to get access to antiretroviral drugs, or even basic treatments for diseases that are the result from HIV/AIDS. (Dido) " 'They are already dead,' said one despairing U.S. health official.
The increase of the number of people infected with HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) and AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) is a world-wide problem and Malawi is experiencing this problem in pandemic proportions. (WHO, 2013). This paper therefore aims to answer two questions posed: 1. The Negative Impact of HIV and AIDS in Malawi 2. The Negative Impact of HIV and AIDS in my own life 1.
The average adjusted GDP of malaria endemic countries was less than a fifth of the GDP of countries without malaria (Sachs 2002). Malaria is a leading cause of death in low income countries with it causing 1.24 million deaths in 2002 (Marcus 2009). Conclusion Plasmodium is a genus of protozoan parasites which cause a long lasting chronic disease that has afflicted humanity for thousands of years. Even today it ravages parts of Africa and Asia where it hinders social and economic progress. It presents a tremendous burden to nations where it is endemic and contributes to millions of deaths a year.