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The HIV/AIDS epidemics spreading through the countries of Sub-Saharan Africa are highly varied. Although it is not correct to speak of a single African epidemic, Africa is without doubt the region most affected by the virus.


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HIV medications – Unaffordable for many Individuals

Understanding the HIV virus increases chances of living a healthier and longer life. In beginning of the epidemic, an AIDS diagnosis signaled that death would soon follow. But today, thanks to the development of HIV medications, fewer people are dying of AIDS and even many of those who are being infected with HIV are able to live a long and productive life. Unfortunately, the cost of HIV medications is becoming an important issue for those living in underdeveloped countries. While this hurdle has been removed in the western world, however some of the world’s hardest hit areas still can’t afford to treat their citizens with HIV medications. In addition, many life-extending drugs are not there. Wealthy countries use multidrug-cocktail therapies to transform AIDS from killer diseases to chronic illness and reduce its spread by making the disease less contagious. Besides, since these drugs do not fall within the budget of the people in some regions the government is only providing basic education about AIDS and contraceptives to promote safer sex.

Is this strategy enough to eliminate AIDS from society? These steps only help those who have now not been infected, but what can be done to people who already carry the disease? What should be done in order to get an economical solution to this disease? Please give your views and ideas. I would request you to just take a look at the blog:


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