Thursday, June 11, 2009

HIV/Aids and Women

This disease was initially believed to involve generally gay people. But, gradually the number of members of the female population with this disease has gone up. As a matter of fact, if new infections of this disease go on at the present rate, then in that case, the female population with this disease may soon exceed the male population with this disease. However, an inspiring fact is that a number of members of the female population with this disease are surviving for a longer period of time. With the help of appropriate care and management, a number of members of the female population continue to lead stronger and longer lives.

In several respects the disease affects the female population in roughly the same manner as it affects the male population. So, we find that the female population of colored race is the worst hit. The younger female population is more likely to get this disease, than the older female population.

Usually the female population is at a bigger risk of spread of this disease. Biologically the female population are twice more likely to become infected with this disease through unprotected sexual intercourse than the male population. In a number of nations the female population is less likely to negotiate condom use and is more likely to be forced into sexual intercourse.

Along with that, millions from the female population has been indirectly affected by the disease. The female population's childbearing activity implies that they have to bear with concerns such as mother-to-child infection of this disease. A number of things may be done, for reducing the impact of the disease among the female population. These include promotion as well as protection of the female population's human rights, improving education as well as consciousness among the female population along with promotion of new preventative techniques.

The proportion of the female population living with this disease varies considerably between diverse regions of the globe. In regions for example Western, Central & Eastern Europe as well as Oceania, the female population relate to a comparatively low percentage of this disease. However, in areas for instance sub-Saharan Africa as well as the Caribbean, the number is relatively higher.

Although in recent times a number of steps have been taken in this regard,
Yet a lot still needs to be done. The need of the hour is to eradicate the various malpractices, related with the disease, apart from spreading of knowledge, in regard to the transmission, as well as prevention of the disease.