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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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