Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Deadly Catch

Fish is the main food source for the people in Kenya.Women have to develop an sexual relationship  in order for them to be guaranteed that they will be able to get fish from the fisherman. One women who had aids was scared to tell her partners because she was scared they wouldn't have sex with her anymore. Some people say that they will continue having sex without condoms and fear because they think AIDS can effect them or their partner at anytime. The cultural tradition that when a man dies a close relative to him will inherit his wife is another way  the AIDS disease can spread.
The stories on AIDS were very touching to me. It explains how people in Africa was effected by the disease and how people struggled with the disease. She tells how the Africans inspire her instead of depressing her, as many people assume it would.
I think the effects of AIDS are so massive in Africa because women are forced to have sex at a young age to collect money so they can help provide for their family. Also because the country is so poor, most people  don't have the money to buy medicine. My had little knowledge about AIDS in Africa before I watched the videos. I knew that kids were having sex, but I didn't imagine them doing it to the extent they were, starting at the age of ten and younger, and catching the disease at such a young age. The culture plays a major role with the effect of AIDS in Africa. The culture helps the disease spread around more, because wife's a man who dies is passed down to someone close to the family. If her husband died from AIDS, it's likely that she has the   disease too. She will then pass it to her new husband, which in most cases, will go out and have sex with a women while going out in town.
I'm not sure to what can be done to solve this problem. My best guess is to educate all the Africans about the dangers of the disease and that they may have to change their lifestyles. Find other ways to try to make money and to get food for their family. Also try to make more charities to rise money so that people can be able to afford some medicine, and stop being out in the streets.

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