For the past two decades now, HIV/AID has been one of the most dominant epidemics across the world. The conditions have been severe especially in the underdeveloped and the developing countries. Controlling of this epidemic will therefore require tactical approach, and this is what various health organizations including the World Health Organization have been strategizing on. These strategies also include finding the projects that seek to control as well as carry out more research concerning the disease (Gallant 150).
In the underdeveloped and the developing countries for example, there are several reasons that have made the epidemic to still remain a bother and a major concern even after two decades of trying to fight it. One of the most important reasons to focus on is that these countries lack proper disaster-management practices, and this therefore means that a lot of aspects have not been considered in an attempt to fight the disease, the most important of all of them being cost. The cost of fighting an epidemic is very important to consider, and for HIV/AIDS, bearing in mind that its cure has not yet been identified means that the cost will be much more than expected. To fully maximize on the available resources, the cost should be divided in a way such that while 40% of the resources go towards curative activities which include offering medication (such as the antiretroviral drugs to the patients), the larger percentage, 60%, should go towards educating the community concerning the disease and giving protection education to as much as possible contain the epidemic as well as protect the affected from infection (Poku & Whiteside 133). The epidemic’s education should be implemented from institutional to social levels, which include social settings such as homes, welfares and even in religious groupings. Lastly, the policymakers should collect as much funds as possible since HIV/AIDS is not a regional but a global concern (Burt & Stimson 37).
Burt, Jill & Gerry Stimson. Drug injectors and HIV risk protection: Strategies for protection. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1993. Print.
Gallant, Joel. 100 questions and answers about HIV and AIDS. New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 2007. Print.
Poku, Poku & Alan Whiteside. AIDS and Governance: Global Health. New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 2007. Print.