25 million people in Africa are affected by AIDS.
Emily Oster brings forth a new form of thinking on Aids. Oster is thinking outside the box and she stresses to us how AIDS is a very serious disease. She is definitely trying to form thoughts that can incite thinking outside the box for society to decrease the spread of AIDS. Ms. Oster used data in a way that founds her argument and does well in swaying her viewers’ opinions about the spread of AIDS. She clarifies how this sexually transmitted disease is killing people in the prime of their life and that if we want to live a longer life, then a change of behavior is essential, that is, a decrease in sexual behavior. As she mentions, when the economy is higher, there is disposable income; therefore people go out more, consume more alcohol and have more sex, which could be unprotected. For this reason, economy and HIV are in fact interrelated. Moreover, depending on your economic status, you may also be more exposed to HIV risks, such as interacting with other people that do in fact have AIDS. To better explain this, take a look at AIDS in Africa; if we decrease the poverty, then we are likely to decrease AIDS. Poverty leads to more unprotected sex, as people lack the economic ability to be safe. Essentially, life expectancy in Africa is 40-50 years, it does not leave much expectancy to live when AIDS is involved. Poverty is a big issue in Africa and many of us hear it from time to time, but no one does anything to help. Missions are there to support people in Africa, and I believe that a higher awareness should be imposed for people that can Help!
This is a serious problem and we must be aware of the consequences of AIDS. How long do you want to live? That is up to you. Be aware of this epidemic and be safe.
My blog is intended to open your eyes to two things: The awareness to be safe and change your behavior and it is also to make people aware of what is happening in Africa. We have the ability to make better judgments and have the finances to make proper decisions. Don’t be foolish! Do not engage in unprotected sex, because you CAN! This is not worth your life, TAKE CONTROL!