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Pregnant Women with HIV Infections in South Africa Name Professor Institution Course Date The issue of women suffering from HIV/AIDS in the contemporary society is one that has had many debates and concerns. This is majorly from the fact that the loss of a mother during her pregnancy leads to the loss of the unborn child too…
HIV/AIDS is a disease that has had its implications on society in a very vast manner especially over the last two decades. The disease came to prominence around the year 1987 and since then the number of infections have been on the steady rise. The disease is spread through very many distinct ways. There is the spread of the disease from having many sexual partners, the sharing of sharp objects with a person already infected with the virus and finally yet importantly, there is that of pregnant women transferring the disease to their unborn babies. This paper will be very clear in expressing the issues faced by pregnant women with HIV/AIDS and the various manners through which society observes and treats them. It is important to look at this issue because there is a lot of stigma around concerning these women. South Africa views the problem of these women in various perspectives and offers the best that it can through the healthcare system to ensure that they receive the amount of care they require. The problems faced by these women are widespread and are all across the world but South Africa has a rather larger number. However, the different manners through which the healthcare organizations look at them is very important. ...
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