Antiretrovirals for Africa's HIV/AIDS Research Paper by Amaxx

Antiretrovirals for Africa's HIV/AIDS
A review of the antiretroviral "opt-out" plan for Africa.
# 94980 | 4,403 words | 11 sources | MLA | 2006 | US


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Description:

This essay takes an in-depth look at the "opt-out" rescue plan for Africa, antiretrovirals for Africans suffering from HIV/AIDS. The paper reports that diseases such as AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis have exacerbated Africans' plight by claiming millions of more African lives and leaving a comparable number of families crippled without the main income-provider and/or busy taking care of sick relatives.

Outline:
Introduction
The AIDS Problem and Economy
The Plan
Pros to the People and Government
Cons to the People and Government
Pros and Cons to the Health Care Providers
Pros and Cons to Pharmaceuticals
Pros and Cons to the United States
Conditions for the Plan
Other Plans of Helping the African Economy and AIDS Crisis and How They Fail
Conclusion

From the Paper:

"Some say if there was hell on earth Africa would be it. For centuries, civil wars arising from corrupt governments and disputes over scarce resources have killed hundreds of thousands and displaced tens of millions more. This past century, diseases such as AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis have exacerbated Africans' plight by claiming millions of more African lives and leaving a comparable number of families crippled without the main income-provider and/or busy taking care of sick relatives. These problems has seriously undermine the productivity of the African economy and has created a cruel reinforcing cycle where poverty has lead to more sickness from inability to obtain treatment and has made opportunities for corruption and civil unrest to thrive, which then increases poverty even more. In 2003, Africa's GDP per capita was the lowest at $1000, while the next continent's (Asia) GDP per capita earner took in at least double that amount; the United States was the highest at $28,000. Signs of economic recovery are showing as GDP per capita has increased some these past two years, but is still very weak1. There are many options in treating the problem, but it seems that only one is best in correcting it. I contend that in order for Africa to dig itself out of its economic and social decadence, it should attack the HIV/AIDS crisis through free mandatory "opt-out" testing, treatment, and counseling in hard hit HIV/AIDS area where there is an adequate health system to carry out the AIDS plan effectively and are in countries with little or any political corruption."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Maddison, Angus. "World Population, GDP and Per Capita GDP, 1-2003 AD" < http://www.ggdc.net/maddison/>
  • UNAIDS's "2006 Report on the Global AIDS Epidemic"
  • Sherman, GG et al. "Dried Blood Spots Improve Access to HIV Diagnosis and Care for Infants in Low-resource Setting" J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2005 Apr 15;38(5):617-7.
  • Worldbank website <www.worldbank.org/data>
  • Dugger, C.W. "Why is Kenya's AIDS Rate Plummeting?" The New York Times May 18, 2006

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APA Format

Antiretrovirals for Africa's HIV/AIDS (2007, May 13) Retrieved March 03, 2024, from https://www.academon.com/research-paper/antiretrovirals-for-africa-hiv-aids-94980/

MLA Format

"Antiretrovirals for Africa's HIV/AIDS" 13 May 2007. Web. 03 March. 2024. <https://www.academon.com/research-paper/antiretrovirals-for-africa-hiv-aids-94980/>

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