AIDS is the most important problem South Africa faces

Reply Sun 20 Feb, 2005 12:48 pm
Hi guys.

I'm new here and I don't really know how things work, but already I'm asking for help. Surprised

We are doing a debate, and the subject is: "AIDS is the most important problem SA Faces"

Please can we open up a discussion in here to see what everyone has to say.

Yours Truly,
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Reply Sun 20 Feb, 2005 01:08 pm
Previous question could be : Is Aids an important problem to SA?

You answered it yet : "AIDS is the most important problem SA Faces"

So, why is it more important in SA then in other countries?

What is the rate of infected people? Can SA afford this rate in terms of Social Security?

What are others implications to SA?
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lost tides
Reply Mon 21 Feb, 2005 12:17 am
So, give me statistics of AIDS problems...
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Reply Mon 21 Feb, 2005 03:16 am
Here is thr page that comes up when you Google AIDS plus South Africa:


Happy hunting!!

Wikipedia (just google it) will also likely be a good source.

These are likely to lead you to lots of good places to support your argument.

Off the top of my head, I would say that AIDS IS a huge problem in South Africa - as it is in sub-saharan Africa generally.

I do not know if it is the biggest problem - I would not be surprised if it is.

Nelson Mandela has bravely used the recent death of his son from the disease to attempt to combat the stigma and ignorance about the illness that is rife in Africa and which hampers efforts to prevent and treat it. You may recall that a South African leader tried to say, for instance, that HIV does not cause AIDS.

Some African leaders find it distressing that the disease appears to have originated in Africa - considering this fact somehow shameful - or perhaps fearing that it will be used in a racist manner - and so have delayed the recognition of the enormity of the problem.

I suspect SA, which prolly still has a better health system than most African countries, is likely to be better placed to manage things, though.

I would guess that, as in other African countries, the disease is leaving many orphans, to be cared for by grandparents.

The cost of the drugs will also be a major problem.

That is all I can contribute!
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