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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 HIV/AIDS 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 what's 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 HIV/AIDS 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 it's more wealthy
- most drug companies focus on diseases that impact developed rather than developing
countries
- drug companies focus on few strands of HIV/AIDS 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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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. Taken attention away from h iv/aids and transmission process. In developing world countries, infection rates highest among young females - huge social costs (family and society, cohesion of society, etc) Taking away centre of population and what"s left behind is young and elderly group. 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. More attention given to drugs for h iv/aids 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. Drug companies have no interest into doing research to cure disease.

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