Cocoa produces believe harvest time is the best time to enjoy them. They believe the best way to celebrate is have sex with numerous partners. It has become a fact that because of this ongoing habit during harvest times more and more farmers are being tested positive for AIDS and HIV. If all the cocoa farmers became ill with HIV and AIDS one of the largest cocoa industries would fail.
In America minimum wage for a worker brings in about $100 to $200 dollars every two weeks. The poorest cocoa farmer in Ghana only earns a few hundred a year. The richest earns a few thousand. With their money they will take in new wives until the next harvest season. Other farmers will take their earnings and go to local bars. Some will spend their money on prostitutes. The prostitutes have an idea of when harvesting season is so they will make up to nine hour trips to places like Ghana to sell their bodies to the local farmers.
Many farmers do not care about heir families and will go into the city and spend all of their earnings to go back to a starving family and not be able to feed them. There is not an approximate number of how many cocoa farmers have been infected with HIV. It is obvious to heath official that immoral behavior around harvest time creates unhealthy conditions. In Ghana they have no source of protection like we do in America, so they are having sexual relations without protecting themselves from AIDS/HIV and other STD's that... [continues]
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