Human Immunodeficiency Virus : Is It Made Up Of Over 190 Countries

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The earth is made up of over 190 countries. Each country is required to have GDP per capita. GDP per capita, by definition, is the measure of the total output of a country that takes the gross domestic product, also known as the GDP, and divides it by the number of people in the countries. GDP per capita are often compared to indicators to look at the progress of the chosen indicator in comparison to the GDP per capita. Examples of some indicators are total health spending per person, annual deaths, literacy rate, life expectancy and many more. HIV, which stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus, is a virus that attacks the human immune system that leads to AIDS. The purpose of this report is to show the comparison of an indicator which is the percentage of population between ages of 15 to 49 with HIV with the GDP per capita among the six different geographic regions. The countries that are chosen to be compared to are Zimbabwe, Thailand, Maldives, Bahamas, Luxembourg, and Israel. The first region, and most relevant, in the case of HIV is Africa. The country chosen for the African region is Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe holds 15% of the population that has HIV/AIDS, and they are currently undergoing one of the most severe plagues of HIV/AIDS. According to the Gapminder data, Zimbabwe’s GDP per capita stays mostly constant for the first decade, though the amount of adults living with HIV in Zimbabwe increases by 1.1%. The first case of HIV/AIDS was established in the mid of 1980’s.…

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