She believed he was monogamous but when she went to them mines to tell him

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condom. She believed he was monogamous, but when she went to them mines to tell him about her HIV-status, John assumed Yesterday felt he was unfaithful and physically took out his aggressions on her. In this case, women are caught between a rock and a hard place, fearful of engaging in safe-sex for the implication that their partner is not loyal
Furthermore, those who are HIV positive economically drain the community. Again, when an individual is infected by the virus, the community’s economy suffers ever so slightly as the individual will essentially be taken out of the economy. Most, if not all, of the money for the household would go to the one who is infected to meet their medical expenses and that money does not go into the community’s economy. Thus, the poorer the household and community, the worse the situation becomes. It is generally recognized that poverty and lack of education go hand in hand. Without money, there is no payment for tuition, uniform, and supplies for children to go to school. Additionally, if a family can only afford to send one child to school, it is usually the oldest son, thus offering less and less opportunities for females. A pattern for poor females without education or work is that they must resort to prostitution to make ends meet. This in turn leads to a higher chance of the spread of HIV and STDs. On a national level, the impact of HIV and AIDS is enormous. An estimated 22.5 million people are living with AIDS and about 1.6 million people have died from AIDS this past year, also 11 million children have been orphaned by AIDS (website, ). With a growing number of people becoming infected with HIV, the death tolls will only continue to rise. With such a large percentage of the South African population becoming infected and ill, there is a loss in manpower and the African economy will only continue to struggle. The life expectancy in Botswana, the country with the highest per capita income in Africa and also the highest levels of infection (Whiteside, Poverty Causes AIDS), dropped almost 50 percent between the years 1996 and 2001 (Lecture, 12/06/07). With rates like this, it would be hard for any nation to climb out of poverty. A feature of neocolonialism is when an outside country controls another country’s economy, even though the foreign country has granted the country its independence. African
countries are supposedly free, but with Western countries and international financial institutions controlling most of Africa’s economy, there seems to be no end in sight. International financial institutions like World Bank, IMF, and WTO lend money to the African countries in the name of “good will,” but, in fact, they are actually attempting to control the African economies. By lending money to African countries, it allows them a temporary solution, but once the countries are in debt, the institutions are in control of the financial situations. They can override ideas of building new schools and HIV and AIDS prevention, because they are in control of the country’s finances. Even though building schools or combating HIV and AIDS are obviously beneficial,

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