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Senegal is one of the few countries in sub-Saharan Africa that has contained the spread of HIV. Since the first cases appeared in the country during the mid-1980s, infection rates have remained under 2 percent. This is due to nationwide governmentsponsored campaigns that have resulted in a massive increase 63 64 AIDS Uganda has a successful condom promotion policy in its efforts to prevent HIV infection. Here a health worker provides free condoms to a couple. in the use of condoms. These programs have also resulted in a delay in the age at which teenage girls first have sex.
This includes shortening the duration of each breast-feeding session. Additionally, nursing mothers can reduce the overall length of breast-feeding from two years to six months. This can reduce the risk of transmission by two-thirds. Teenagers and HIV In addition to being born with HIV, young people contract HIV through other means. Around the world, every minute of every day six young people between the ages of fifteen and twentyfour become HIV-positive. More than a third of all people living with HIV/AIDS are under the age of twenty-five.
My husband] began to get sick and my mother-in-law said that I was the one who infected him, but the only one I was with was my husband,” says Sonio Costa, who lives in Mozambique’s Tete Province. “After our two last children died, he tried to look for another wife,”27 adds Costa, who was eventually abandoned by her oldest children as well. Violence and Harassment HIV-infected people also may deal with violence and harassment. Although harassment has decreased and acceptance has 51 52 AIDS increased in many parts of the world, in others HIV still brings about violent reactions.
AIDS (Hot Topics) by Leanne K. Currie-McGhee