The Social Consequences Of The Aids In Africa

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One conflict in Africa that has taken a long time to get suitable media attention, with regards to its brutality, is of the quarrel of ordinary African people against AIDS. AIDS is one of the world's most overwhelming diseases developing from the infection of HIV; killing nearly 1.3 million Africans each year.

The social consequences of the AIDS epidemic are widely felt, not only in the health sector but also in education, industry, agriculture, and the economy in broad. The AIDS mass in Africa continues to ravage communities, rolling back decades of development progress. This continent faces a triple challenge of providing health care, antiretroviral treatment, and support to a mounting ...view middle of the document...

Tackling the AIDS crisis in Africa is a continuing task that requires unrelenting effort and planning; both within African countries themselves and amongst the international communities. The main challenge is providing treatment and care to those living with AIDS in Africa, in particular antiretroviral medicine. This medicine can allow people living with AIDS to live longer and healthier lives. Many African countries have made momentous progress in their treatment programs in recent years. One of the most beneficial basics of the brawl against AIDS is the avoidance of new HIV infections. HIV prevention campaigns that have been victorious within African countries call to be highlighted and constantly repeated.

The Catholic Church is the major source of care to AIDS patients in the world especially Africa. In relation to the sexual transmission of the disease, the Church declares that sexual abstinence before marriage and monogamy inside marriage are a better manner of restraining the spread of the epidemic than is the use of condoms. In 2010, Pope Benedict XVI categorized condom use as not a "real or moral solution" to the increase of AIDS, but potentially a "first step" in the route of moralization and responsibility, when used with "the intention of reducing the risk of infection". This Catholic position on AIDS prevention is divisive and continues to be a controversial debate amid people and organizations world wide. Issues therefore emerge as to collaboration with worldly organizations such as UNAIDS and the World Health Organization in the demand of AIDS care and prevention education. Catholic organizations such as Caritas are heavily occupied in the demand of AIDS care in Developing Nations. While condoms might serve as a largely valuable barrier to the transmission of HIV, condoms also impermissibly delay the...

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