AIDS in South Africa and Denialism


The spread of HIV in South Africa is a critical issue addressed in the analyzed source. According to statistical information, this issue was relevant as early as 2000 when 4.2 million local people were infected with this dangerous disease (“State of Denial”). Based on the review of other videos, the lack of educational resources is a significant factor in the spread of HIV in South Africa. Unprotected sex is the leading cause of the infection.

The epidemic is considered a natural phenomenon in the region where healthcare is not high enough to provide all citizens with information about the dangers of HIV and prevention (“State of Denial”). Simultaneously, by the analysis of sources, the problem affects both the male and female populations. The examples of people living with HIV are cited, and the potential consequences of the epidemic are mentioned.


My personal opinion on the problem under consideration concerns current events in South Africa and the prospects of solving the issue. The situation looks as if the authorities do not pay enough attention to the epidemic. I am surprised that in the 21st century, appropriate prevention standards are not maintained. Also, I disagree with the position regarding the impact of the economic backwardness of the region on the health of its residents.

Informal Summary

In the sources in question, the objects of research are the extent of the spread of HIV/AIDS in South Africa and the preventive measures that could be taken (“State of Denial”). The participation of government agencies and other stakeholders in addressing this issue is crucial. In order to avoid the further spread of the epidemic, educational methods are evaluated as the mandatory component of different interventions.

Work Cited

State of Denial.Kanopy. Web.