Notes from the Virtual Ms B

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Africa 5 - HIV/AIDS & Disease

Visit these websites for information on the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Africa:

1. Avert.org

2. GlobalIssues.org - (watch the videos too)

3. TIME Magazine - Death Stalks a Continent

4. AIDS in Africa

5. The World Health Organization (WHO)

1. From where did HIV/AIDS come?
2. Why is it spreading throughout Africa faster than any other country?
3. What is being done to slow the spread of AIDS in Africa? Which groups are leading that charge?
4. What have been the consequences of AIDS deaths throughout Africa?

26 comments:

TaviaB said...

1. From where did HIV/AIDS come?

Many scientist identified a type of chimpanzee in West Africa as the source of HIV infection in humans. They say that when the humans hunted these chimpanzees for meat they came in contact with their infected blood.

2. Why is it spreading throughout Africa faster than any other country?

HIV is spreading throughout Africa faster than any other country because there is a lack of education about disease and prevention methods. There is poor health care there. Many people with HIV/AIDS in Africa give it to their children and its just pass on and that's whats killing most of them.


3.What is being done to slow the spread of AIDS in Africa? Which groups are leading that change?

In Africa there is many groups and national campaigns encouraging HIV testing. There is mostly leaders that are in Africa trying to get money to help those people that are HIV positive.

4.What have been the consequences of AIDS deaths throughout Africa?

The consequences of AIDS deaths throughout Africa are grieving families, many children are effected by their parents, homeless kids, and etc. Also Schools are heavily affected by AIDS. It also effects your life expectancy.

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malaysia said...

1. From where did HIV/AIDS come?

HIV/AIDS have come from the animal chimpanzees. They were infected with HIV/AIDS and the people were unaware of what the chimpanzees had and they consumed the animals.And since they ate the chimpanzees the HIV/AIDS virus was not treated and it then gave the people the disease because of the blood touching each others.


2. Why is it spreading throughout Africa faster than any other country?

It is spreading throughout Africa faster than any other country because they dont have the proper education about HIV/AIDS and how you can get it and also pass it on. They also dont have clinics down in africa that you can go to.
They also are in poverty and they dont have enough money; or the proper treatment or medicine.
3. What is being done to slow the spread of AIDS in Africa? Which groups are leading that charge?

In Africa to slow done the spread of AIDS they are organizing blood tests so they can see if they have AIDS or not. They are also raising money for medicine and treatment.

4. What have been the consequences of AIDS deaths throughout Africa?
The consequences of AIDS deaths throughout Africa are the families and friends of the person who had the disease and also die. Another consequence is that everyday that person had to struggle and go through the pain of HIV/AIDS without any treatment. Worrying everydaywhat day will be their last.

Na'Kaila Withers said...

1. HIV/AIDS came from scientist whom identified a certain type of Chimpanzee in West Africa. They believe this disease was transmitted to humans when they hunted the Chimpanzee's for meat & contacted their blood. It slowly spread across Africa & later on in other parts of the world.

2. It is spreading throughout any other country because, this is where it was started & the people in Africa is passing it from one another.

3. There are people who come together to fight against HIV/Aids; they are mostly focused on getting $$$ to help the people who are infected.

4. Consequences would be parents giving the disease to their children, Unborn baby deaths, its being passed on, ect.

Bre Bre S. said...

1. From where did Aids come from?

Aids come from a number of gay men in New York and California that began to develope a rare infection and cancer that seem stubborly resistant to any treatment.

2.Why is it spreading throughout Africa faster than any other country?

Aids is spreading faster in Africa than any other country because of the lack of education and preventionon Aids

3.What is being done to slow the pread of Aids in Africa?

They are starting to educate the people more on using condoms and ways to prevention.

4.What have been the consequences of Aids dealth throughout Africa?

There are families who lost their love ones to this disease. Children who are homeless have nowhere to go because both of their parents have died.

jasmine rogers said...

1.) Where did HIV/AIDS come from?
HIV/AIDS came from the animal chimpanzee. Hunter haunted these animals and while they feed on there meat the blood was infected theis is how the it out broke.
2.)Why is it spreading through africa faster?
Poor health care is one of the main reasons for HIV/AIDs spreading. Also the lack of education on the disease and prevention methods are not being taught. This is why HIV/AIDs is spreading through out Africa.
3.) Through out the world ther have been campaigns started to help raise awarness on the topic and money is being raised for the cure.
4.)The consequences of HIV/AIDs is more than 17 million people have died and others are on the way more than 25 million. Kids are now being born into this disease.

2gunn kevis said...

1)from were did HIV/AIDS come from?

scientist say that HIV came from SIV. the first of HIV was here in the usa in the early 1980s. a number of gay men in new york and california sudenly began to develop rare opportunisttic in fections and cancers that seemed stubbornly resistant to any treatment.

2) why is it spreading thoughout africa more than any other country?

HIV/AIDS is spreading thoughout africa more than any other country because of the lack of health care and the lack of protected sex. its also gettin to more people because mothers that have it pass it own to there many childern.

3)What is being done to slow the spread of AIDS in Africa? Which groups are leading that charge?

there are a number of countries have conducted a large-scale HIV prevention intitiatives in an effort to reduce the scale of their epidimics. the groups that are leading the charge are the people with HIV them selves.

4)What have been the consequences of AIDS deaths throughout Africa?

the consequences are sed families children left homeless or without shelter or food. they also leave infants and babies alone.

Jay said...

1. From where did HIV/AIDS come?
It is a related virus from simian immunodeficiency virus better known as (SIV) which infects monkeys. Diseases can pass from animals to humans from a process called zoonosis. Researchers say that can happen by a human killing a chimp or monkey and eating it for food.

2. Why is it spreading throughout Africa faster than any other country?
People in Africa proberly are not educated enough about the disease then U.S students are. People in Africa proberly have not heard of the term protection, and not knowing how to prevent their self from getting HIV/AIDS.

3. What is being done to slow the spread of AIDS in Africa? Which groups are leading that charge?
Well most people start off with having HIV, and yes that can lead to AIDS but not as fast as you may think.It can take up to 10-15 years for an HIV-infected person to develop AIDS, and drugs can slow that process down.

4. What have been the consequences of AIDS deaths throughout Africa?
Consequences such as a mother passing that Disease down to her child, and not knowing when death is coming

- Kimberlee.Lashay :) - said...

Q1: Where did HIV/AIDS come from?

A1: Many scientists believed it started in a chimp. But one of the first cases that were discovered were in gay men.

Q2: Why is it spreading throughout Africa faster than any other country?

A2: because of unsafe sex and promiscuity.

Q3: What is being done to slow the spread of AIDS in Africa? Which groups are leading that charge?

A3: People are setting up HIV/AIDS campaigns, and counsling.

Q4:What have been the consequences of AIDS deaths throughout Africa?

A4: Like expectancy decreases, many children become orphans, and possibly poverty.

J-Man said...

1. From where did HIV/AIDS come?
HIV came from unprotected sexual intercorse, and from contaminated blood.

2. Why is it spreading throughout Africa faster than any other country?
The reason for spreading because the people in Africa were not taught any information about HIV/AIDS thats why its spreading.

3. What is being done to slow the spread of AIDS in Africa? Which groups are leading that charge?
Education campaigns to let people know to use condoms when having sex, and to use clean needles when injecting drugs.

4. What have been the consequences of AIDS deaths throughout Africa?
There are people who are born with that disease and not knowing when they will die and also being spreaded around many family members and friends.

Devin said...

1) It is said that HIV/AIDS came from chimps. Hunters searched for the chimps they fed on their meat in which the blood was infected.

2) Lack of healthcare is a reason it's spreading. They don't know prevention methods nor have education being taught to.

3) Globally, the world has had campaigns to help raise awareness/knowledge of HIV/AIDs, the money is then being raised for cures.

4) Consequences of HIV/AIDs is over 17 million people have passed away. Another consequence is the children being born with this disease.

Essence said...

1)AIDS came from Africa . people believe that the first ones to get AIDS were the first ones to get bitten by an infected animal. so thats how it came about.
2)AIDS spreaded faster in Afria because its such a small place and that its alot of animals in afica.
3)antiretroviral drugs can slow down the process of AIDS.
4)their commmunity and families is suffering from the lost of their members. everyone is dying in africa.

JSmoove2456 said...

1. Q. From where did HIV/AIDS come?
A. AIDS came from Africa, people thought that the first HIV/AIDS came from us, but it came from a infected animal.

2. Q. Why is it spreading throughout Africa faster than any other country?
A. AIDS is spreading some so fast because the people in Africa has no money and poor they hunt for animals which are infected.

3. Q. What is being done to slow the spread of AIDS in Africa? Which groups are leading that charge?
A. Giving the people some kind of medical assistance.

4. Q. What have been the consequences of AIDS deaths throughout Africa?
A. Their community and families is suffering from the lost of their members.

dsderrick20 said...

1. From where did HIV/AIDS come?
HIV/AIDS came from chimpanzee's being eaten by bunters and the boold from the chimps transfer over to th humans and started the HIV/AIDS virus.

2.Why is it spreading throughout Africa faster than any other country?
Africa don't get all the education they need about HIV/AIDS like they should while they health care isn't very strong.

3. What is being done to slow the spread if AIDS in Africa? Which groups are leading that charge?
There are campaigns and groups to get people to start testing for HIV. Sengal is leading the group.

4. What have being the consequences of AIDS deaths throughout Africa?
Not a long life expectancy, grieving families, children getting the virus fro their parents.

denise11 said...

1.Zambia 20% of the adult population is infected 1in four adults in the cities 650,000 children have been orphaned and 99,000 Zambians died in 1999 aids is taking lives in sub-sahara africa and swallowing famillies,commuse.
2. Swallowing families ,communities hopes .So far 17 million have direct at least 25 million may follow.
3.An intimate look at a mordern curse.
4Workers wrap the corspe of an aids suffered at the Beatrice Road Infectious Diseases Hospital in Harare.

mani said...

1. HIV/AIDS came from chimpanzees in west Africa when they tried to eat the chimpanzees they ate the disease and thats how it stared

2.The reason it is spreading faster in Africa is because they really don't have good health care or education about why they have it in the first place

3. they are trying to get everyone tested.

4.it has left a lot of families lost and they don't know what to do and also it has HIV/AIDS more axcessable to the disease.

Trey said...

1)From where did HIV/AIDS come?
In west Africa when they ate an Chimpanzee the blood got into theirs.

2)Why is it spreading throughout Africa faster than any other country?
In 2009- present parents were giving their own children AIDs due to prgancy so since then it has grew out of control. Also poor health care.


3)What is being done to slow the spread of AIDS in Africa? Which groups are leading that change?
Many people in other organizations are trying to get the blood tests done.

4)What have been the consequences of AIDS deaths throughout Africa?
The consequences are poverty, innocent children dieing, civil war and lives lost.

Gotta Love Nick said...

1. From where did HIV/AIDS come?

Many scientist identified a type of chimpanzee in West Africa as the source of HIV infection in humans. They say that when the humans hunted these chimpanzees for meat they came in contact with their infected blood.

2.Why is it spreading throughout Africa faster than any other country?

In 2009- present parents were giving their own children AIDs due to prgancy so since then it has grew out of control. Also poor health care.

3. What is being done to slow the spread of AIDS in Africa?

Which groups are leading that charge?
Education campaigns to let people know to use condoms when having sex, and to use clean needles when injecting drugs.


4.What have been the consequences of AIDS deaths throughout Africa?

Like expectancy decreases, many children become orphans, and possibly poverty.

gorgXiomara said...

1. From where did HIV/AIDS come?
Aids began in Africa during the late 1970's

2. Why is it spreading throughout Africa faster than any other country?
Aids is spreading throughout Africa than any other country because not all parts of Africa have the aid to charge the disease

3. What is being done to slow the spread of AIDS in Africa? Which groups are leading that charge?
What is being done is .. associations are starting that can provide medications to help. The groups that lead these changes are: World Health Organization, UNICEF and UNAIDS.

4. What have been the consequences of AIDS deaths throughout Africa?
Many families have been broken, children are dying .. innocent children . They're beginning to run out of room to bury the bodies with thousands of Africans dying per day .

tmchudson said...

1. hiv/aids came from chimpanzees.
2. its spreading through africa faster than any other country because ther is alot of people that cant be treated for it. and as they work they get cuts and tuch each other. and through sex.
3.people are sending money for treatment. and ther is mostly leaders that are in Africa trying to get money to help those people that are HIV positive
4. many people die, kids and parents, teacher, young man that help build things. the life expectancy gets llower

hogan prep class of 2012 said...

1hiv and aids came from a monkey i think.
2 the disease is spreading quicker in africa than any other country because most people doesnt have health care or the treatment to get cure
3its manmy peoplee that has aids thats trying to get a cure but there isnt one yes its people that have lived longer than expected but no cure.
4 adults kids teenagers are all dying of aids and hiv so sad

Rissa.f.baby said...

1. From where did HIV/AIDS come?

humans first occurred (monkeys from Asia and South America have never been found to have SIVs that could cause HIV in humans)

2. Why is it spreading throughout Africa faster than any other country?

it is spreading more threw travel and threw animals because there aren't alot of people that travel back and forth between the usa and africa.

3. What is being done to slow the spread of AIDS in Africa? Which groups are leading that charge?

they are not letting alot of people travel back and forth and people are getting checked out and are getting medicine and shots.

4. What have been the consequences of AIDS deaths throughout Africa?

people are dying and the population is decreasing which means problems.

Charlisse said...

1) From where did HIV/AIDS come?
- HIV/AIDs came from an infected animal which probably bit a human and the human contracted it to others and it became know as HIV later.

2)Why is it spreading throughout Africa faster than any other country?
- It is spreading in Africa faster because Africa is a low income country, there is a lack of African leaders, and the leader they had didnt believe in the medications.

3)What is being done to slow the spread of AIDS in Africa? Which groups are leading that charge?
- Other African leaders are taking action, and the government is using the media to raise awareness. Africa is trying to be like Uganda because they have fought AIDS.

4)What have been the consequences of AIDS deaths throughout Africa?
- The consequences are that the population of Africa is falling and there isn't going to be a lot of people when they die of AID or HIV.

Vonna B said...

1: Where did HIV/AIDS come from?

HIV/AID beleive to come from Africa. A animal had the disease and a human contacted it. The animal is a monkey they believe. The one human that contacted it gave it to other people.

2: Why is it spreading throughout Africa faster than any other country?

Africa is a very poor country. They are not a developed like a a lot of other countries are like the United States. They do not have good health care.

3: What is being done to slow the spread of AIDS in Africa? Which groups are leading that charge?

Now that Africa is starting to become more developed, governments are givivng the people better health care. They are stopping a lot of travelling, making sure that visitors get shots and anything else.

4: What have been the consequences of AIDS deaths throughout Africa?

If a lot of people are dieing or getting sick this can cause a lot of problems. Families will not be able to survive well enough.That will lead to other things like slavery for money, even population decrease.

PocaaHontas said...

HIV/AIDS & Disease

1) From where did HIV/AIDS come?
HIV/AIDS came from a tissue from a chimpanzee carried to a form of SIV that was nearly identical to an aggressive form of HIV.

2) Why is it spreading throughout Africa faster than any other country?
Its spreading throughout Africa faster than any other country because they have i lack of educations like they may not know how to treat their selves through medication.

3)What is being done to slow the spread of AIDS in Africa? Which groups are leading that charge?
In Africa other countries around the world are throwing groups to help the sickness of the people affected. The group that is leading it on is called Sengal.

4) What have been the consequences of AIDS deaths throughout Africa?
The consequences of AIDS deaths is children may have to care for their ill parent, or children become orphans because they parent have AIDS.

SBCPJR said...

1. HIV/AIDS has possibly came from animals such as monkeys/ animal chimpanzees.

2. It is widespreading throughout Africa than any other country because: Africa is a crowded population and mostly heterosexuals spread the infection; exploitation of women by man; the high incidence of poverty

3. People in Africa: are getting more people tested; They give people treatments;
There are many different organizations/groups in africa who are trying to stop AIDS/HIV in africa. They are getting more people tested in africa; and they are giving the people who are affected treatments to help them.

4. They main consequence from AIDS in Africa is Death and Spreading!