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Hiv/Aids In Tanzania Essay

  • Submitted by: in2fitness
  • on March 18, 2012
  • Category: Social Issues
  • Length: 6,426 words

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"This is a time of opportunity. It brings us together. Client or helper, male or female,
young or old, white or person of color, homosexual or heterosexual—all the distinctions
that seemed so important—suddenly the pandemic throws all those differences away.
Suddenly you realize that your heart is expanding and there are no limits to that
expansion. We start experiencing and feeling that we are all human and belong to the
same family." Henri Nouwen on AIDS
I spent two months at Selian Lutheran Hospital in Arusha, Tanzania. I knew that
I was required to write a report for the elective that afforded me this opportunity. Before
I left for Africa, I had decided to write on tuberculosis in Tanzania. Tuberculosis
definitely was a problem that I often encountered—a problem that I usually encountered
it in combination with HIV/AIDS. While I was there, I considered writing about diabetes
in Tanzania, having been struck by the seemingly high prevalence of diabetes—both
types I and II, and the lack of resources for this disease. I seemed to lack passion and
information for this topic—lack of resources also went along with lack of research and
data on the scope of the problem. However, I could not ignore the vast impact that
HIV/AIDS had made on the community and country in which I was working. I had tried
to avoid writing on the topic of HIV/AIDS in Tanzania, partly because it is so wideranging,
partly because it is the most obvious, partly because I had heard that there was
so much focus on this disease, while others that might be more preventable—such as
malaria—were given less attention. Nonetheless, it was HIV/AIDS—the emotional
responses of the people who were afflicted, the grief and courage of family members, the
destructive impact on society, the work of the Church, the commitment of the counselors,
the plight of the orphans, the aid offered in the form of antiretrovirals and funding from
the U.S. government, the questions concerning compliance,...

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