How did HIV/AIDS become so widespread?

HIV/AIDS has become so widespread in Africa because the medicine used to combat it is often hard to get, people usually don’t know they have it, and because they can’t afford basic necessities so they resort to prostitution so they can survive.

Topic Sentence #1:

The medicine that treats HIV/AIDS is hard to access, if you do have access it usually costs too much for most people, and it only works if you use it every day.

Topic Sentence #2:

A lot of people don’t know they have HIV/AIDS because of a few reasons: they haven’t taken a blood test, they think it’s a very bad flu, or they are worried about having the disease.

Topic Sentence #3:

Many people in sub Saharan Africa are poor so they resort to prostitution to get money for themselves and their children.


Works Cited

Altman, Lawrence K. “Scientists Urge New Look at Feeding in AIDS Fight.” New York Times [Los Angeles], 26 Feb. 2007, Health sec., p. 1. New York Times,. Accessed 19 Mar. 2019.

Gelletly, LeeAnne. AIDS and Health Issues. Philadelphia, Mason Crest Publishers, 2007.

McNeal, Donald, Jr. “Cultural Attitudes and Rumors Are Lasting Obstacles to Safe Sex.” New York Times [MAY 9, 2010], 9 May 2010. New York Times Cultural Attitudes and Rumors Are Lasting Obstacles to Safe Sex, Accessed 26 Mar. 2019.