Extra Credit Assignment for 1311


Go to http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2000/aids/ and read the article entitled "AIDS: Africa in Peril."  Then answer the following questions.  Your paper containing these answers should be typewritten, and no shorter than 3 double-spaced pages.

1) How does the numbers of deaths from AIDS expected the year 2010 in sub-Saharan Africa compare to the number of deaths from the plague in Medieval Europe?

2) Why does the article say that AIDS can no longer just be thought of as a "health issue?"

3) Why does medical treatment seem largely ineffective in Africa?

4) How many children die every year in sub-Saharan Africa?  How do they get the disease?

5) Where is sub-Saharan Africa?  (Hint: You can find a map on the Website if you hunt a bit).