The involvement of Canadians in global fight against HIV/AIDS
The rapid development of technology and especially that which touches on transport and communication has resulted to a high rate of globalization. Globalization has both negative and positive impacts on the global community. In the business environment, globalization has led to increased competition and enables consumers to get high products at relatively cheaper price (Stiglitz, 2002). In the health sector, globalization has led to emerge of new health issues and also a quick spread of the existing ones. HIV AIDS is one of the diseases that have been spreading at a very high fast rate due to globalization (Ford et al., 2007). In order to curb the spread promote health living among all the people, Canadians have been widely involved in the dealing with HIV/AIDS locally and in the global arena. This paper will focus on the involvement of Canadians in dealing with HIV/AIDS.
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a virus that affects the human immune system and leads to a stat makes the patient unable to fight against diseases and so opportunistic diseases such Tuberculosis and others affect the individual (Worthington et al., 2010). HIV/AIDS was first realized in 1981 by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and is believed to have originated from West-Central Africa. HIV/AIDS has been termed as one of the greatest causes of death in the global society (Gibbs, 2010). The virus is spread when body fluids of a victim gets into contact with the body fluids of another person. Due to the nature of the disease, even unsuspecting individuals such as patients undergoing blood transfusion, unborn babies and others can become victims. HIV is primarily spread through sexual intercourse without any form of protection (Ford et al., 2007; Gardezi et al., 2008).
Due to the
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