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Department
Geography
Course
GGRB28H3
Professor
Torri
Semester
Winter

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L07 4 stages of HIVAIDS: 1. Primary [short flu-like illness, no symptoms, can infect others] 2. asymptomatic [avg 10 years, no symptoms, swollen glands, HIV in blood] 3. symptomatic [mild symptoms, immune system deteriorates] 4. HIVAIDS [weak immune system, becomes more severe] may lead to: bacterial infections: tuberculosis, strep pneumonia viral: kaposi sarcoma, herpes, influenza - sexual intercourse, blood transfusion, contaminated needles, congenital, breastfeeding - pandemic, spread amongst the young (15-50) through sexual intercourse -- kills most productive members of society - linkages between rural to urban - affects both sexes: women more illed (psychologically, economically, culturally) - socially invisible (long incubation period) - strong social stigma (drugs, prostitution, unclean) - life-prolonging treatment will remain inaccessible for vast majority (in the developing) - very long incubation period while still being infective - more than 95% are in lowmiddle income countries - 2000 under 15, 6000 from 15-24, 50% women - majority in Sub-Saharan Africa, South & Southeast Asia with HIVAIDS (& newly infected) - prevalence in Africa - southern Cape AIDS in China - ~700 000 people living with HIV (75 000 AIDS), 39 000 people died from AIDS i
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