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Module Five: Global Human Health Megan Carter GEO 211 – Global Change Dr. Maingi, Dr. Yeboah May 4, 2010
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If you do not know the origin of HIV/AIDS, why is there such a high prevalence rate in Sub-Saharan Africa? The origin of HIV/AIDS has not been found, although there are theories. There is a high prevalence rate of HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa, however. There are several reasons for this occurrence, all of which were covered in Ian Yeboah’s paper “HIV/AIDS and the construction of Sub-Saharan Africa Heuristic lessons from the social sciences for policy”, in which he included an HIV/AIDS ‘web’ for sub-Saharan Africa. This web will be the basis for this essay on the high prevalence rate in sub-Saharan Africa. In the HIV/AIDS web there are seven key topics that go into sub-Saharan Africa’s HIV/AIDS problem, all of which are interconnected and could not have gotten the same results alone. One is the physical environment. It can be noted that if one were to look at a map of HIV/ AIDS prevalence in sub-Saharan Africa and a topographic map of the same area there would be obvious correlation of higher elevation of the land and higher prevalence rate of infection. The physical environment provides southern Africa with many minerals (such as gold, diamonds,
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