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GLOBAL UNITED CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION, Inc Presents “Using Education to Contain the Spread of HIV/AIDS in Africa and Expand Treatment in Rural Communities throughout Africa”. September 18, 2008 For The Foundation For Democracy in Africa MIAMI, FL.USA . WHAT IS HIV/AIDS?.

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september 18 2008 for the foundation for democracy in africa miami fl usa

GLOBAL UNITED CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION, IncPresents“Using Education to Contain the Spread of HIV/AIDS in Africaand Expand Treatment in Rural Communities throughout Africa”

September 18, 2008

For

The Foundation For Democracy in Africa

MIAMI, FL.USA

what is hiv aids
WHAT IS HIV/AIDS?
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is a dangerous virus that weakens/kills the group of cells (CD4/T- cells) that protects your body from disease.
  • HIV- Type 1 is common in the United States
  • HIV-Type 2 is mostly common in West Africa
  • AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome) is the advanced stage of HIV.
  • A medical doctor makes a diagnosis of AIDS when a person living with HIV develops certain illness or when the individual T- helper cell counts drops below 200.
  • AIDS is now second only to Black Death as the largest epidemic in History. It is an equal opportunity disease.
murder in africa myths conceptions
Murder in Africa: Myths & Conceptions
  • White collared monkey – West Africa
  • Feb. 1999- Chimpanzee, west- central Africa
  • The “Hunter”/Bush Meat Theory. Green Monkey
  • “Chat”-Oral Polio Vaccine Theory. Central Africa
  • The Contaminated Needle Theory
  • The Colonialism Theory – central Africa
  • The Conspiracy Theory- biological warfare programme (small pox inoculation, Hepatitis B vaccine trials) -against black people world wide
  • Guinea-Bissau war of Independence 1963-1974 & the Portuguese Veterans of the war
  • A Bucket of Saliva . Sex with a Virgin
african hiv aids facts
AFRICAN HIV/AIDS FACTS
  • Number infected- 22.5million (62% of Global)
  • Adult women- 61%
  • Adult prevalence- 5.0%
  • 2006. New infection- Adult & Children- 1.7millon
  • 2006 .Adult & Children death to AIDS- 1.6millon (72 % of Global)
  • Access to ARV 28%
  • Main mode of transmission- Heterosexual contact
some regional fact sheet 2006 2007
Some Regional Fact Sheet(2006- 2007)
  • Swaziland – 25.9 %
  • Botswana & Lesotho 24.1%(1/5 of Adult pop)
  • South Africa 5 million(2ml are not aware of it)
  • Kenya & Tanzania- 1 ml from each country
  • Nigeria. 2.9 ml. 1 in 10 pregnant woman in the west and 1 in 50 in the south
using education to contain the spread of hiv aids in africa
Using Education To Contain the Spread of HIV/AIDS in Africa
  • Education is the Key
  • Without Knowledge, our people will perish
  • New Curriculum- aimed at young people’s knowledge & attitude to sexual health
  • Target the at risk group, ages 15-25
  • Media Campaign & Public awareness, Billboard
  • Voluntary and routine HIV testing
  • Counseling/ advocate
  • Pre-natal care clinics
  • Condom Use, Female condom
  • Faith Based
  • Domestic Commitment
expand hiv aids treatment in rural communities contd
Expand HIV/AIDS Treatment in Rural Communities contd:
  • Stigma and Discrimination Reduction
  • Helping Women and Girls
  • Support of Home – Based care
  • Communicate, Collaborate & share information
  • Train Health care workers
  • Collect data for assessment and monitoring of programs and interventions
  • Promote safe infant feeding,
  • Promote male circumcision
  • Funding and HIV/AIDS programs
  • Antiretroviral therapy
  • A= AbstainB= Be faithfulC= consistent use of condom
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