Reporting on The HIV/AIDS Epidemic

by Donald Sharpe

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/29/2013

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 152
ISBN : 9781452577982
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 152
ISBN : 9781452577975
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 152
ISBN : 9781452577968

About the Book

Since the discovery of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, there have been so many uncertainties about the cause of this disease and about the ways one gets infected. During the 1980s, so much false information persisted, along with the labeling of groups and discrimination. Thirty years later, this epidemic has gone global; just about every nation on the globe has a caseload involving HIV/AIDS. South Africa was the nation I focus on in this book; however, it is not the only country dealing with this crisis.

This disease started as an isolated case; now it is a worldwide phenomenon. Love and education can help us to decrease the spread of this disease. This book highlights the panic people in South Africa went through. Their calls for help received no answers. I was encouraged to get involved when I read about Dr. Hlengwa Smangaliso in the community of Hlabisa, South Africa, who stood up and did all he could to help the people in his community. He, along with others, fought for the government to recognize the cause of the disease, allowing antiretroviral medications to be approved for those who were HIV-positive and educating the population about HIV/AIDS. I encourage you to join The Caravan of Love; whatever you can do to fight against the spread of this disease, join in.

About the Author

Donald Sharpe has always been a caring person. As a young boy, he was sickly with asthma until he ran track and field in high school. He grew up to be a nurse; caring for the sick is his passion. He works to get the sick healthy, comfort the families of the dying, and educate the families and his community about the importance of maintaining good health.