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By Susan Hunter

AIDS in Asia provides a radical creation to the social and monetary matters surrounding the AIDS epidemic in Asia together with: * Geographic stumbling blocks to healthiness care
* Gender inequality and human trafficking
* Political turmoil and terrible leadership
* Asia's position within the intercourse and drug trade
* financial stipulations and exploitation
At the an important second while the unfold of AIDS during this zone is commencing to achieve around the world reputation, amazing professional Susan Hunter makes transparent the catastrophic possibility AIDS poses to Asia and the realm, and attracts on her event to debate the capability coverage implications.

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In some countries with very large populations (Angola, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Liberia, Nigeria, and Ethiopia), HIV epidemics are just taking hold. For another thing, these projections do not include new estimates of epidemic impact in Asia, where the vast majority of human beings live. Epidemics on the Asian mainland—from Eastern Europe through Russia, Central Asia, east to the Pacific, and south to the Indian Ocean—and on the islands of the South China Sea and the Pacific Ocean have taken off more slowly than the African ones but are now rapidly accelerating.

As I traveled from orphanages in Africa to hospices in Russia to clinics in Thailand,” one reporter wrote, “I saw the tortured face of AIDS. It grimaced with the pain of fever and nausea. It gasped with fluid-filled lungs. It wore huge, open sores that emerged from deep in the throat and spread over the lips, neck, and torso. In advanced stages of the disease, the central nervous system can begin to deteriorate, leaving some victims powerless even to close their eyes and mouths. Nerve endings in the extremities go numb or tingle as if pricked by thousands of needles.

AIDS is also an enormous challenge to human development all around the world. AIDS affects our supplier countries and trade partners in Europe, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, and Africa, which means it will dent worldwide standards of living. AIDS is contributing to the destruction of the environment and of the institutions that have supported ordinary social life for centuries of human existence. AIDS weakens armies and leaves borders exposed. ” 18 AIDS in Asia AIDS is increasing our foreign aid responsibility, but it must increase if we are to keep this disease at bay.

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