AIDS in South Africa


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AIDS in South Africa
According to Coovadia and Rollins, South Africa is the country with the highest incidence of HIV (272). The Department of Health in South Africa estimated that approximately 18.3% of adults between the ages of 15-49 were infected with HIV in the year 2006 (Coovadia and Rollins 272). The prevalence of HIV in antenatal clinics in South Africa reported a rise from 0.8% in 1990 to 24.5% in 2000. By the year 2004, the HIV rate had leveled of to 29% (Gouws and Quarraisha 61). HIV has persisted in South Africa due to their social and cultural practices. The purpose of this paper is to discuss HIV/AIDS in South Africa including facts about the disease, the social construction and causation of the disease in relation to the...
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