AIDS and Aid: A Public Good Approach by Diana Sonntag (auth.)

By Diana Sonntag (auth.)

The unfolding tragedy of the AIDS epidemic is an example the place a sickness with neighborhood origins has created effects around the world. Todd Sandler (2001a) well-being matters are ?rmly embedded within the constructing global. stipulations of poverty like insufficient future health infrastructures and sanitation, restricted entry to remedy of illnesses and so forth. have elevated the susceptibility to illnesses. besides the fact that, there's an expanding expertise that illnesses of the terrible go nationwide borders and, therefore, have an effect on the healthiness of individuals globally. Of the entire well-being crises originating from the constructing global the HIV/AIDS epidemic doesn't basically appear to be the most important humanitarian quandary but in addition possesses significant monetary, de- graphical and social outcomes. AIDS may cause even higher results sooner or later if the unfold of HIV isn't stopped. The foreign neighborhood has regarded this necessity by way of picking the 1 ?ght opposed to AIDS as one of many 8 Millennium improvement objectives (MDGs ).

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Put them at risk for an HIV infection. Because of their mobility the virus can spread beyond national borders. This indicates that epidemics in the developing and the developed world are linked with each other. Subsequently, transnational impacts of AIDS are discussed more in-depth. 16 A striking aspect of the epidemic in the UK is a concentration of HIV among people originating from countries with generalised epidemics, particularly Sub-Saharan Africa (UNAIDS and WHO 2005, pp. 17 This is due to the fact that the UK has close traditional links to its former colonies in Eastern and Southern Africa which are worst affected by AIDS (Nicoll and Godfrey-Faussett 1999, p.

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Therefore, access to sterilised needles, syringes and other injecting equipment should be ensured to prevent a direct infection by blood exchanges. This can be achieved by implementing needle or syringe exchange programmes. Regarding sexual transmission of HIV, the likelihood that infected sex workers transmit HIV to their clients and finally their partners can be reduced by the use of latex condoms. Moreover, condoms can reduce the risk of an infection with other STIs like gonorrhea or syphilis.

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