The current responses to these epidemics for both regions are totally different due to the fact both regions have two different drivers. For the sub-Sahara Africa nations, the practice of men having multiple sex partners outside of marriage are still occurring but with the increasing of HIV/AIDS awareness, the numbers have been very slowly decreasing. The second responses to the epidemic is to decrease the dependency of the wife of a family by giving the wife a chance to work and support her family in case the husband ever contract HIV/AID. For the Asia nations, intravenous drug use have been steadily increasing based on some of the cases study shown by Dr. Mayer, such as in Hanoi, VN and one of the provinces in China. The efforts are to decrease the number of drugs in the market by passing tougher law for drugs processions. The second response to the epidemic is that the government has recognized the commercial sex works as an industry. In Thailand for example mentioned during Dr. Mayer lecture, the government is working of the commercial sex workers to practice 100% safe sex. So far the compliant have been working and the incidence of HIV has been decreasing over the years.
But in end both of these regions still have the growing prevalence of HIV/AIDS. For the sub-Sahara nations, the... [continues]
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