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Facts about HIV?Aids

HIV/Aids is a sexually transmitted disease that severely weakens the body immunity and causes a person to lowly wither away and eventually die. HIV/Aids can also be spread by contact of body fluids such as blood. There is currently no cure for this dreadful disease and neither is there a vaccination to prevent infection. However, there are drugs used to boost immunity and prevent opportunistic infections that may further weaken the body. These drugs increase life expectancy for HIV positive people these drugs are known as anti retro-viral drugs commonly referred to as ARVs.

This diseases is nothing short of a disaster in Africa currently it claims a relatively high number of lives as compared to any other disease or natural disaster. In the recent past there have been several steps taken to reduce new infection and educate people on how to live positively if infected so as to have a longer life. However, new infections are still on the rise and there is still a stigma attached to this illness. In order to resolve this prevailing situation there is need to come up with efficient strategies to that will reduce the prevalence of this disease.

Prevalence of HIV?Aids in Africa

There are a variety of reasons that this disease is still an existing scourge in Africa while it has the rest of the world has managed to reduce new infections and deaths that are as a result of aids. The principal reason for the current situation in Africa is the lack of incentive to focus on prevention of the disease rather than management of the disease after infection. The most sure way of avoiding infection is abstinence however, this is not a plausible solution to married couples or single people who have an active sex life. Therefore apart from abstinence other possible ways of preventing infection of this deadly virus include being faithful to one partner who is not positive, use of a condom every in case there is no monogamous relationship. Another way to to efficiently ensure that Aids infections are reduced and even eradicated is through sex education and condom campaigns.

The entire population mostly those who are still not in the dark on facts about this disease should be educated. This is through carrying out community outreach programs that will reach the entire population and preach the simple steps of prevention which are abstinence, use of condoms and being faithful to one partner. To get rid of of this virus the entire continent requires to unite against it so as to provide its people with a permanent solution to the problem at hand. With a collective effort from all stakeholders Africa is capable of being free from this deadly virus.


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