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Aids In Africa.

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AIDS INAFRICA (SPEECH) Africa continues to dwarf the rest of the world in how the region has been affected by AIDS. Africa is home to 70% of the adults and 80% of the children living with HIV in the world. According to the UNAIDS report, the estimated number of newly infected adults and children in Africa reached 3.5 million at the end of 2001. The HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa will not be stopped with drugs and "abstinence only" education, Sex education and condom availability are required for this battle. As for means of protection against HIV/AIDS, one of the biggest obstacles is a lack of availability of condoms in most of the continent. ...read more.


Unlike the western culture, most African countries never talk frankly about sex. Most people were inquiring about "sex" because it was so "hidden". Curiosity got the best of them and the exploration of many sexual partners became "popular". Two of my close friends who decided to explore with the rest of the uninformed people, died from AIDS six years ago. These people were not educated on the necessary preventive measures needed to protect themselves from HIV/AIDS and other STD diseases. According to UNAIDS, the infection is still rising in sub-Saharan Africa because what is being done for prevention is "fragmented" and "not enough." There is need to make HIV discussable at all levels involving community and religious leaders. ...read more.


Two years prior to her death, she had a baby boy. He was always in the hospital and very sick, and everyone thought it was malaria. They decided to take him to the hospital. The doctor informed my aunt that she had AIDS and passed it on to her son. He died two months later. She suffered the pain of losing her son and dealing with the crippling deadly disease. So should we allow this deadly disease to keep spreading in the continent? You and me can reduce the spread of this deadly disease by educating our families, community, country and the African continent as a whole, so are you ready for that? I will conclude my speech by reminding you that prevention is better than treatment, so are you ready to minimize the spread of this disease through prevention. MOHAMED BILLE MUSSE 11SS ...read more.

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