Hiv / Aids : The Philippines And Vietnam

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HIV/ AIDS The Philippines and Vietnam Courtney Tester Case Study Research Paper Submitted in partial fulfillment for HLS 450: Global Health I. Introduction In this case study, I will be comparing the two countries Vietnam and the Philippines. I will be studying the rates of HIV/ AIDS and also looking in to what plans are put in place to lower these rates. Vietnam is located in the South East Asian area near the Indochinese Peninsula. (Cima, 1987). Ethnic differences was the settling factor of the boundary between Laos and Vietnam in the 17th century (Cima, 1987). However the agreement was not formally ratified until 1986. The border between Cambodia and Vietnam was determined during the French Annexation and has remained primarily…show more content…
The Philippines wanted independence the agreement that was set in place after the Spanish-American war called for the Philippines to be under control of the United States. So the rule over the Philippines had two phases. The first phase took place from 1898-1935. The plan of the United States for this phase was to prepare the Philippines for independence. During the second phase, which was from 1936-1946, the Philippines was established as a commonwealth nation the US, which allowed the Philippines 10 years to transition in to an independent nation. When the nation finally became independent for the US, World War II took a huge toll on their economy so, as a result the country still relied on US markets. The country remained a democracy, but is still under US military aid (Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, 2015). My case study will compare and contrast the differences in economic and social situations of the two countries. More importantly I will study why each of these countries have high rates of HIV/AIDS and what is being done to prevent the spread of the disease. II. Description of Focus Since the HIV epidemic has begun, almost 78 million people have been infected with HIV and 39 million people have died from the virus. As of 2013, there were 35 million people living with HIV/ AIDS. In many places around the world, HIV has been extremely prevalent since the start of the spread of the virus. Specifically in Sub-Saharan Africa, HIV
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