EAP Final Paper Presentation 4.20.11 II

EAP Final Paper Presentation 4.20.11 II - T h e E f f e c t...

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Unformatted text preview: T h e E f f e c t o f T h e E f f e c t o f C u l t u r e o n M e d i c a l C u l t u r e o n M e d i c a l R e a l i t y : H I V i n R e a l i t y : H I V i n S o u t h A f r i c a S o u t h A f r i c a B y : O b u m E z e k w e m B y : O b u m E z e k w e m INTRO “No war on the face of the Earth is more destructive than the AIDS pandemic.”-Collin Powell Young adults and children Response Internal Solutions PEPFAR relief plan Cultural practices as an obstacle AIDS IN SOUTH AFRICA Increase in country’s mortality rate • In 1997 29% of country’s mortality rate was attributed to the young adult population. In 2006 41% was attributed. Promiscuous lifestyle Lack of proper precautions AIDS IN SOUTH AFRICA CONTINUED Increased rate of children born with HIV • 2009: 330,000 kids living with HIV under the age of 15 Reason for this: HIV positive mothers breast feed their newborn (Cultural Practice) • Results in large number of orphans living with HIV with no form of income when parents die IMMEDIATE RESPONSE...
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This note was uploaded on 11/10/2011 for the course EAP N/A taught by Professor Professorsizcek during the Fall '10 term at GWU.

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EAP Final Paper Presentation 4.20.11 II - T h e E f f e c t...

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