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…show more content…
Cases of HIV positive women raising from 2.7% of all cases in 2005 to 3.9% of cases in 2010 (Afao.org.au, 2015). In both countries the effects of HIV/AIDS are similar, with women facing a lifetime of discrimination and unfair social justice in Chad. The level of poverty experienced increases as they find it difficult to meet daily costs of living falling further below the line, creating further economic hardship. Being unable to afford antiretroviral drugs causes for the effects of the virus to worsen faster and deaths to occur from AIDS leaving family and children alone. Faced with an un-established health care system women can also transmit the virus that causes AIDS to their children which can cause for negative consequences if left un-identified as it is continually passed on if person is uneducated on how to prevent transmission (Afao.org.au, 2015...Hazel D. Dean, 2010). HIV/AIDS causes for poverty to increase as it makes it more difficult for a women to be able to work and provide for their families day to day needs, creating economic hardship as they are unable to meet their daily costs of life. Younger women find it hard to attend school and gain an education narrowing there occupation options, continuing to face economic hardship. Without this education women are unable to gain higher paying jobs, or be educated enough to provide knowledge to their own children and family about the virus and
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