A Brief Note On The Sub Saharan Africa

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Crisis in Sub-Saharan Africa In today’s world it seems as if people and society care more about how people dress and how they look ignoring what’s around them. In reality, many countries are facing problems that seem to be out of their reach, and the countries simply cannot control nor fight the problem. One of many large global health issues is HIV/AIDs. Although the virus exists in many places all around the world, it is affecting and impacting poor, undeveloped countries the most, for example Sub-Saharan Africa. Sub-Saharan Africa is facing this epidemic in which many of its people are suffering from the virus HIV/AIDS. There are many methods in which a person can get infected. HIV/AIDS is also affecting the countries, but most…show more content…
The data available is limited for Sub-Saharan Africa, but it’s reported that contracting HIV/Aids is very high. Homosexual relationships are not the only cause to blame for HIV/Aids in Africa. Heterosexual sexual relationships are also a big factor. According to the article “HIV and AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Overview”, 45 studies were done all across Sub-Saharan Africa. In which it was discovered that relationships among young women and older men are very common and linked with the practice of unprotected sex and very low condom use, which increases their risk of transmitting the disease (HIV and AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Overview |AVERT). Although unprotected sex is very common all around the world, in Sub-Saharan Africa the rate of unprotected sex is much higher due to the lack of money and prevention methods given to the people. Since many parts of Sub-Saharan Africa are facing problems with poverty, it is not uncommon for poor, new urban migrants to become involved in the sex industry just to be able to get money to survive (Pulsipher et al, 317). As stated in the book, World Regional Geography, many people turn to the sex industry (mostly women) to get money in order to survive economically and in order to provide for their family. Sex workers are on the rise, and many of them are
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