HIV/AIDS THREAT TO SOCITIYInthe early 1980’s a new disease most common around the urban gay men appeared inAmerica, thought to have come from human beings in Central Africa in the 1920’s.It was first diagnosed in five gay men in 1981, and now list as the 4thleading cost of death worldwide .Every year that number grows. A person can getAids by having sex.
The disease began with five gay men in Los Angeles whom hadan uncommon type Pneumonia, around the same time New York had five gay guysthat were diagnosed with Aids also in California. The number of people that hadthis grew as time went on, killing millions of people a year, especially inAfrica. According to UNAIDS, in 2003 therewere more than 40 million people living with HIV/AIDS and that keeps gettingbigger.Aidswas discovered nearly three decades ago and every it expands and keep affectingpeople more and more every day ,especially in Africa.
The Sub-Saharan part ofAfrica has the highest case of people with aids. HIV usually occurs incountries with poverty, migration, economic instability and low levels ofliteracy. It make it easier for those countries to get Aids because they don’thave the education and money required to prevent themselves for contractingAids, but the proper and education with out the fund can also help a lot,especially knowing when and how to wash their hands, knowing the type of thingsthe should and shouldn’t put in their bodies. There are a lot of thing they cando to try keep them for contracting this vicious disease that has been killingmillions of people for about 30 years.Peoplesay that there was not enough political effect on the HIV/AIDS epidemic. RonaldRegan was criticized for not playing a big part in solving the problem, whichwas the rapid increase with people with HIV/AIDS.
It was believed that his littlerole played in the decline of HIV/AIDS was due to the fact that the disease wasmostly found is gay men at that time. He was held responsible for the deaths ofmillions of people. Uganda was one of the first country in the SSA to see adecline of HIV/AIDS in their country, by promoting the use of condoms in theearly 1990s.
Uganda also made an Aids Commission, which was established in1992. Uganda noticed how big of aproblem aids was earlier than other SSA countries.ThaboMbeki the president of South Africa was also criticized for his lack of effecton the decline of HIV/AID in the SSA. His lack of effort to help decrease thenumber of people with AIDS, was fueled by his skepticism of the cause of the disease.
Most leader in other countries failed to noticed how big of a problem HIV/AIDSwas in its early stages. Which helped increase the number of people withHIV/AIDS. The politics surrounding HIV/AIDS are complicated and are threatenedby action or inaction dictated by what is politically popular and profitablerather than what is most effective. Because the epidemic is most rampant in poor areas of the world,globally funded programs bolstered by wealthier nations are key to the fightagainst HIV/AIDS. Given the long-termrequirements of treating AIDS patients worldwide as well as maintainingprevention and awareness programs, the likelihood of changing politicalclimates is strong. The future of theAIDS crisis is uncertain, but will certainly rely on continuous political andgovernmental support.