AIDS in AFRICA - HIV and AIDS have a very strong impact on many African communities In several SubSaharan African nations the AIDS virus is

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HIV and AIDS have a very strong impact on many African communities. In several Sub- Saharan African nations the AIDS virus is deteriorating decades of progress, in the sense that life expectancies are dropping drastically and mortality rates are increasing. Many adults are passing away due to the affection of the virus in their early middle age, the average life expectancy in Sub-Saharan Africa presently is 47 years, and sadly it could have been 62 without AIDS. With a shortage of workers, being that the people infected with HIV are between the ages of 15 and 49, this creates a deficit in the economic growth and development of countries. An ample amount of families are loosing income earners because they are either being affected by the HIV epidemic or are forced to stay at home to take care of members of their household and in some cases both parents of the household become infected with the virus and they end up leaving behind orphans. Schools also consist of many students carrying HIV; this is a major concern being that
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This essay was uploaded on 04/21/2008 for the course ENGL 1313 taught by Professor Clark during the Spring '08 term at Houston Baptist.

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AIDS in AFRICA - HIV and AIDS have a very strong impact on many African communities In several SubSaharan African nations the AIDS virus is

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