The Global Health Issue Of Hiv And Aids

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The Global Health Issue
Global health issues are diverse in different parts of the world in America it is obesity, in countries such as Indonesia there are health issues related to the quality of water, and finally in Africa aids is the health issues. HIV and AIDS has become on the biggest epidemics in the Sub-Saharan Africa region. There has been an estimated 24.7 million people were living with HIV (Shah, A. n.d). The 24.7 million people represent the seventy-one percent of the aids population in the world (Shah, A. n.d).
Background of HIV/AIDS To understand how devastating HIV/AIDS is there must be background on how HIV and AIDS develops and why it is so deadly. HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus, which is an infection that …show more content…

An individual is considered to have AIDS once CD4 cells fall below 200 cells per cubic millimeter of blood (Stages of HIV Infection ,n.d.).
HIV/AIDS has no cure, it is contagious, it is deadly. In Africa millions of citizens are dying every day (HIV and AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa. 2015). Seven out every ten-people died in 2008 from HIV/AIDS (HIV and AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa. (2015, May 01). Over two-thirds of Adults in Sub-Saharan are living with HIV. The key affected populations in sub-Saharn Africa are young females, children, sex workers, and many others (HIV and AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa. (2015, May 01). These populations often do not have the recourses to be able to afford any type of medications. There are advocates to help African regions such as UNAIDS, AVAC and many other organizations. As far the help from government
Africa needs aid, quickly and effectively. This infection is spreading faster than it can be stopped. There are a few options in which advocated to help Africa prevent and treat HIV/AIDS from being spread. Some of the options that are currently in place is HIV test and counselling. There have been new campaigns to encourage HIV testing, in the year 2013 there was a total of 6.4 million people that were tested for HIV in Kenya (HIV and AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa. 2015).. In previous years, there was only around 860,000 screenings for HIV in 2008 (HIV and

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