The HIV epidemic in this region is generalised but young women, men who have sex with men, transgender people, sex workers, prisoners and people who inject drugs are at an increased vulnerability to infection.
The report gives a general socio-economic overview and identifies some issues of importance for Norway's assistance to the five focus countries. It is hoped that the report will provide useful background material for development assistance officials and other interested parties.
Overall, the report argues that for the countries focused, the present decade will be the worst ever with regard to AIDS morbidity and mortality. The report stresses the severe long-term consequences of the pandemic but finds little evidence of attempts to explore future socio-economic effects emanating from profound changes in population structures.
|EFFECTS OF HIV/AIDS ON SOCIETY.||This results in a slower growth of the tax base, an effect that will be reinforced if there are growing expenditures on treating the sick, training to replace sick workerssick pay and caring for AIDS orphans. This is especially true if the sharp increase in adult mortality shifts the responsibility and blame from the family to the government in caring for these orphans.|
|HIV and AIDS in south africa||Considering that the epidemic in South Africa might still be at an early stage of development, the high tide of related illnesses and deaths is yet to be felt.|
It is recommended that Norway offers support to countries which attempt to explore the future demographic and societal effects of AIDS. Since the population in the focus countries is already poor and vulnerable, the pandemic will be serious for these countries. The poorer households and in particular women and children are likely to be worst affected.
Agricultural production, of key importance for incomes and food supply, is set to drop from already low levels. Families and communities break apart and young people's future becomes insecure. The manufacturing sector, transport, mining, construction, tourism and the financial sector will be hit in various ways.
Recent studies of African countries looking at key determinants of long-term growth indicate considerable reductions in the growth rate of GDP per capita as a result of the AIDS pandemic.
Efforts will have to be mainstreamed in public sector planning and budgeting. It is important that Norway assists the most affected countries to improve resource flow monitoring, to learn from each other by using the diversity in anti-AIDS strategy and integrate their planning and management of the crisis into country planning frameworks.The negative impact on public health; The negative impact on public health.
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Although the South Africa government has educated society against the stigma of HIV/AIDS, many still feel shame and secrecy. This affects the care available to the sufferer and their families making it difficult for many to access drugs, income and support.
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Africa Files, 9 February Australasian Society for HIV Medicine Guide to Australian HIV Laws and Policies for Healthcare Professionals. AIDS is a disease of the human immune system caused by infection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). HIV is transmitted primarily via unprotected sexual intercourse, contaminated blood transfusions, hypodermic needles, and from mother to child during pregnancy, delivery, or breastfeeding.
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