HIV/AIDS in Oceania
Oceania is a beautiful place centered in the region of the tropical Pacific Ocean. A place where it boasts of a year-long perfect weather except for an occasional typhoon, Oceania is a beautiful paradise for a vacation. Residents there are very hospitable and accommodating especially to tourists who are out there for a good time.
Oceania holds residents that are simple and still naïve to the ways of the world. With the islands far apart, sending out information is difficult and most of the time it is delayed. With tourism as their number one source of income, Oceania must do everything to protect the beauty and the allure of the tropics in any which way they can.
These groups of islands are ideal for all types of vacationers. The islands cater to every type of tourist from the backpackers who are there for an adventure, to the more sedentary and posh, who simply wants to escape their mundane life. Income coming from tourist boosts the economic status of the Islands.
HIV/AIDS have reached the beautiful beaches of Oceania. Cases of HIV/AIDS have risen to an alarming state in the islands of Fiji and Papua New Guinea. With this, government officials of the islands comprising Oceania has come together to formulate a plan in combatting HIV/AIDS. In their countries, where they depend largely on tourism as a huge source of income, a high prevalence of HIV/AIDS cases will not be a good thing in their campaign for more tourists.
Therefore, an aggressive approach to information dissemination regarding the disease has been implemented as soon as possible. In a region where the islands are far apart, information dissemination might take on a more drastic approach. International organizations have given notice to their plight and have extended a hand on this. Foreign delegates have already given their support in helping Oceania pull down the cases of HIV/AIDS.
The increase of HIV/AIDS cases in Oceania is mostly due to sexual intercourse. An even higher prevalence is seen in cases where sex is paid. Since one of the modes of transmission of HIV/AIDS is through sexual intercourse, people in Oceania should be educated in the different ways in protecting themselves from getting infected.
Information on how to use a condom should be taught in order to prevent the disease from spreading. Health care centers of the government can help in the spreading of information. Seminars or awareness program must be done regularly in their areas to educate the people about HIV/AIDS. The disease has already claimed thousands of lives and the number of new diagnosis has risen to a significant number.
HIV/AIDS is not the only thing that they should be educated with. There is a significant increase in the cases of sexually transmitted disease. Having unprotected or unsafe sex makes a person a target in contracting diseases. Some may be lucky as to respond to a bombardment of antibiotics, but for others who are not, death is inevitable. Everybody should do their part in the fight against sexually transmitted diseases.