"It is extremely difficult to judge the exact extent of AIDS in Africa, either geographically or in the population" so rather than focusing on Western Africa alone, it is most feasible to acknowledge modes of transmission across the African continent as a whole (Bethel, 138). Also, "we can assert that AIDS cases do not occur on the African continent in a uniform fashion but rather form an "AIDS Belt" in central, southern, and eastern Africa" (Bethel, 138).
First, by mentioning the fact that the Third World contains three fourths of the Earth's population, and combining that fact with that of those worlds having an overall lesser knowledge upon transmission, prevention, and AIDS in general, it is not surprising that these countries populations are greatly impacted by mortality. "Africa, with about 12% of the world's population, is now reporting about 25% of the world's AIDS cases. It is estimated to have over 65% of the total number of HIV-infected adults and 90% of the world's HIV-infected children" (Stine, 364). An astonishing fact that further allows the realistic comprehension of the diseases' dominance in Africa is that 6,000 Africans become HIV-infected each day which is 250 persons per hour or four per minute.
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