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Lecture 14

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University of Toronto St. George
Joseph Leydon

GGR323 - Aids Epidemic & Treatment of Females - tend to link to process of sexuality - missing huge portion of picture - as society, tend not to deal with it - especially in developing countries epidemic - infection levels are increasing dramatically - taken attention away from HIVAIDS and transmission process - in developing world countries, infection rates highest among young females - huge social costs (family and society, cohesion of society, etc) - targets different segment of population - taking away centre of population and whats left behind is young and elderly group - changes dependency element - impact economic productivity in society - increasing number of orphans because parents are dying - social destruction - losing leadership and future potential of society - cost to health care & implication for health care - expensive disease - more attention given to drugs for HIVAIDS rather than other parts of health care - diseases such as malaria are not being funded because of AIDS - most people die because their immune system is affected - responsibility - issues associated with costs of drugs - drug companies have no interest into doing research to cure disease - focus on providing drugs that allow people to live WITH the medical condition - constant profit - market for drugs greater in developed countries because its more wealthy - most drug companies focus on diseases that impact developed rather than developing countries - drug companies focus on few strands of HIVAIDS that impact developed countries, therefore not the best drugs for developing countries - personal responsibility issue - message of media to young population table: - unprotected sexual intercourse - transmission rate per exposure is low, but there is multiple exposures, therefore probability still high
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