This is due to HIV being believed to have originated from Africa. Lack of education about these opinions equals negative attitudes and negative attitudes equals discrimination. Many individuals living with these infections are discriminated against whether it being missing out on a job vacancie or signing up for life insurance as a lot of insurance companies will not insure a HIV, hepatitis b and c person. I personally think its disgusting and I think these individuals should be treated as any other individual within society. I strongly feel more needs to be done to prevent this.
The authors also say that people do not want to feel pressured or forced to get tested because people do not want to feel as if it is a requirement; but it is. It is important to practice safe sex and not share needles if you are doing intravenous drugs. The authors also stated as follows: “Currently, in 25% of the AIDS cases in the United States, infected individuals are unaware they are HIV positive” (Driscoll). There used to be a code-based testing to make people feel more comfortable as far as confidentiality is concerned, but since the president changed the law, everyone has to be identified by name. Dirty needles are one way that you can contract this malignant disease.
Although she may have gotten paid, the after effects would be horrid: she would become traumatized and maybe even pregnant [only 19% of African women use birth control]. She probably looked for a job before she went into “last resort” mode. But if she was literate, she would’ve tried longer and harder to find a job, knowing that selling her body was wrong. She would have also known that she risked catching AIDS and other life threatening diseases, which would change her decision. Literacy/illiteracy can greatly affect the population dynamics of a developing and modernized culture.
The two pieces I found most moving during the History class this semester were “Disaster Apartheid: A World of Green Zones and Red Zones” and “An Inconvenient Truth” Both articles made reference to the radical adversity being faced by human, be it internationally through the constant threat of Global Warming, or be in nationally through the threat of discrimination due to ones race or social creed. In Naomi Klein's book, 'The Shock Doctrine' the chapter entitled "Disaster Apartheid" is the author’s interpretation of the Hurricane Katrina catastrophe for the many flaws in the actions taken by the government in prevention, survival, and rehabilitation in New Orleans. She points out the lack of planning that allowed the effects of the hurricane to have impact of such magnitude while criticizing efforts made towards evacuation. Her writing argues the segregation of classes in New Orleans, allowing the middle and upper classes to drive to safety while the predominately black lower class was left helpless. The aftermath of Hurricane Katrina show other mishandlings of the fragile situation by the government.
Many factors, appear to be the cause of these sudden increases in depression. The most obvious being, the new sudden responsibility of having a brand new person to provide and care for. Especially, while juggling work, parenting, all while lacking sleep. Professor of Psychology Lisa Harvey states that “Having a child can also cause financial strain and difficulties in the couple’s relationship. All of these things can put parents at risk for becoming depressed.” Another cause, is the fact that the transition into parenting can be a very stressful time in a person’s life.
In the field of psychology ethical dilemmas have been on the rise for mental health professionals when it comes to HIV-positive clients that have not disclosed their HIV status to their sex partner, and the duty to warn principle. When hearing the duty to warn most people think of the duty to protect principle. These two principles are completely different when it comes to psychologist. The duty to warn principle refers to the responsibility of a counselor to inform authorities or third parties if a client is a harmful threat to an identifiable individual. According to Pabian, Y. L., Welfel, E. R., & Beebe, R. (2007) this case law requires the psychologist to make a good faith effort to contact the identified person who the client intends to harm or notify law enforcement.
The word “vulnerability” stems from the Latin vulnerare, which means, “to wound.” (Oxford Encyclopedic English Dictionary, 1995). "Labeling individuals as 'vulnerable' risks viewing vulnerable individuals as 'others' worthy of pity, a view rarely appreciated" (III, Danis & Patrick 2002, p. 320). Vulnerable populations are groups not well integrated into the health care system because of ethnic, cultural, economic, geographic, or health characteristics. This isolation puts members of these groups at risk for not obtaining necessary medical care, and thus constitutes a potential threat to their health, (Hurst, 2008). Effective health care is dependent on understanding vulnerable individuals and populations with respect to biases and prejudices of healthcare providers.
Stephanie Cardamone Introduction to Global Anthropology Professor William Graves Research Paper December 5, 2011 Globalization of Sexuality Across the globe, sexuality is a very controversial subject. Cultural differences can be seen in the meanings and feelings attached to the experience associated with sexuality. Globalization creates a higher chance of being exposed to multiple influences and while being mixed with the interaction of other cultures, it challenges the views in traditional communities. Being transgender or a homosexual in any country around the world is a tough life, only because it’s a life that not many people are familiar with. What makes it tough is the criticism one would receive on a daily basis for the lifestyle they have chosen.
If you put it on a scale you can clearly see the negative side the more sex you have before marriage the greater risk you are, its carries the weight of morals, fear of pregnancy or maybe cause a different disease and its can damage your relationship between family and friends. Sex is a powerful force that can destroy if not used properly; when it’s used in the wrong way it can destroy your own life. Just imagine the risk of getting an infection. You are two steps close to getting a STD (Sexually transmitted disease). Did you know you wouldn’t be able to have kids, depending on what STD you get?
The second effect is Make society feel afraid of them. The effect of transgender to the society is make society feel afraid to face with them. This situation happen because in Malaysian have occurred murdered cases among transgender. This case makes society afraid to approach them or befriend with them. The third effect is Increasing HIV/AIDS Disease.