HIV/AIDS is a threat to social and economic development. Treatment of HIV/AIDS patients must be accompanied with other social measures to enhance their physical, mental, and social wellbeing. HIV/AIDS can lead to poverty, affecting particularly women and young people.
How does HIV AIDS affect the community in South Africa?
The spread of HIV/AIDS reduces labor productivity, raises private and public consumption, and thereby reduces income and savings. With lower savings, the rate of investment falls, reinforcing the decline in economic growth.
How HIV affect a persons life and other people in the environment?
HIV/AIDS in turn leads to income insecurity and increased dependence on natural resources, as households lose labor force, land tenure, and traditional knowledge and are less able to maintain their previous livelihoods.