Human Immunodeficiency Virus ( Hiv ) / Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome ( Aids )

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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) /Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) is present around the world. HIV weakens the body’s immune system by attacking its defences against disease this later develops into AIDS which causes for the body to be unable to fight of illness and diseases it usually could (Afao.org.au, 2015). Chad a country of Sub Saharan Africa has an estimated 210,000 people living with HIV/Aids. Working to decrease this a number promotional incentives are being run such as the promotion of the use of condoms. Mobile testing site set up in remote areas, home base counselling and testing and community events where the community are able to work toward understanding and educating themselves on how to prevent the transmission of HIV/Aids. Transmission occurring highly though unprotected sexual intercourse, sex work, injecting dug users and mother to child transmission (Avert.org, 2015). Australia a country of the oceanic region has a significantly smaller number of HIV/Aids cases a total of 27,150 reported in 2014. With 92.8% of cases found in men due to the highest transmission pattern found between men who have sex with men. Only 17% of cases being cause from heterosexual sex and 3% from drug use (Afao.org.au, 2015). The prevalence of HIV/Aids cases in woman in both Chad and Australia are increasing yearly Chad reporting 110,000 of this cases found in woman 15years+ (Unaids.org, 2015), with 4,700 new cases yearly (Emtct-iatt.org, 2015). In Australia the…
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