Aids in Africa

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Spencer Latona
Mrs. Dunlap
English 104
15 September 2011
Aids/HIV in Africa September 15, 2011 the AIDS support organization (TASO) appealed to the government to introduce affirmative action on poverty reduction for people living with HIV/AIDS. They attempted to have to government put people with HIV/AIDS into special poverty reduction programs. Last year alone the TASO center registered 1,788 new clients with 1,160 of them female, and they provided to 9,150 individuals. Also by the end of last year about 140,000 people were on anti-retroviral therapy (ARV). About 20,000 of these were children born with HIV. Children were only offered support in areas of scholastic materials and children were encouraged to enroll in UPE and USE schools. The case of Africa having so many people infected with HIV/AIDS is a very sad and heart breaking number. I think that governments should also help these victims with programs made just for them to help support all of the medical treatment that is needed to care for an AIDS victim. This is also saddening because this could happen anywhere even the US which means that other countries should be pitching in to help these people and find a solution to this or even a cure for HIV/AIDS. More importantly the children should be helped above anyone else. Being born with AIDS wasn’t their fault and I think they should out, of anyone else with AIDS should be put into a program just for children that help them endure HIV/AIDS. Lastly these people are very strong for living with AIDS and not doing anything rash to get government support…...

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