|HIV and AIDS Prevention, Care and Support Programme
HIV is a slow-acting viral infection, which takes years to produce illness in an infected person, in contrast to other viruses, which causes disease in a matter of days, or weeks. However, the issues raised by the epidemic are far from purely medical or clinical. They touch on cultural norms and practices, issues of Gender, human responsibility, poverty, religion and sexuality.
Thus the social, economic and moral trauma of HIV/AIDS on all people is considerable regardless of culture, geographical location or religious beliefs.
Whether measured against the yard stick of deteriorating child survival, crumbling life expectancy, over burdened health care systems, increasing orphan hood AIDS has posed a bigger threat to development.
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