HIV/AIDS in Haiti
HIV/AIDS is spreading rapidly through Haiti, they have the highest cases, and due to poverty they will continue to be on the large scale. This is one of the Global Social problems brought up in Poto Mitan. According to the dictionary.com AIDS is defined as “a disease of the immune system characterized by increased susceptibility to opportunistic infections, as pneumocystis carinii pneumonia and, to certain cancers, as Kaposi's sarcoma,and to neurological disorders: caused by a retrovirus and transmitted chiefly through blood or blood products that enter the body's bloodstream, especially by sexual contact or contaminated hypodermic needles.” They define HIV as ”human immunodeficiency virus; the cause of AIDS. Two strains have been identified: HIV-1 and HIV-2.” People living in poverty suffer from these killer diseases. This social problem correlates with violence, poverty, and inequality. They are not able to receive proper care because they can not afford it. They can not afford health care because it is not easy getting a job. Haitian people are living in poverty.This forbids them from getting an education about sex and how to prevent these horrifying diseases. It brings upon violence women are being victims of rape, along with it they are given AIDS/HIV. Haitians living in poverty have a hard time finding a job. This is a huge barrier as to why they are suffering with these diseases. They are living an unhealthy life because they are not fortunate to have health services. Paying for a small bag of rice is even hard for haitian people. So imagine the price of health care. With a bad economy they are unable to stop the wide spread of HIV/AIDs. This is a global problem because HIV/AIDS is putting a dent in the population and haitian culture. HIV/AIDS is becoming one of the greatest global health problems. Sadly haiti is one of the ten poorest countries. This affects them tremendously when it comes to medication and treatment for HIV....
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