Monday, October 24, 2011
Aids in Lake Victoria
There are a lot of different reasons AIDS has a bigger effect in Africa than the US. The main reason is the parts in Africa that have AIDS are very poor and have to do anything to get income. Family members have died of AIDS leaving multiple children left with only their mom left. This forces the women to join a system called, "The Jaboya System". This system was horrible and caused AIDS to spread rapidly. Women had to have sexual relationships with the fishermen for their fish. Some of the fishermen used condoms but a lot of them didn't like to. Then some women even had sex with the bus drivers to make sure the fish they bought made it to the market. With a lot of women having to use the system because of their financial struggles, AIDS spreads out easily. That's only one reason why AIDS are worst in Africa than the US. Another reason also could be because African culture believes the disease is a curse and can't be transmitted through sex. That has had a large impact on Africa's population. The solution to this problem is for other countries to help Lake Victoria through money and more information on AIDS. With that help the women wouldn't have to do the Jaboya System because they will have money to support their kids. Less women in the system would tremendously help the spread of AIDS there. Also more information on AIDS can help them see how serious AIDS is and how important condoms are.