Who would have thought that it could take only one day for a country to lose 17 years of progress in its battle against HIV/AIDS? Not only were the Haitian people receiving medical treatment, but they were also learning how to treat themselves and prevent the spread of the virus.
After the January 12th earthquake, the people of Haiti who suffer from HIV/AIDS lost the ability to seek medical treatment. Along with that, there has been an increasing rate of sexual violence against women and young girls in the settlement camps which increases the spread of the virus exponentially.
You can read the article from the Pilitzer Center to learn more about the spread of HIV/AIDS.
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