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CLIP 3222

The rapid rise of HIV/AIDS in Odessa, Ukraine

The rapid rise of HIV/AIDS in Odessa, Ukraine
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Key Info
  • The rapid rise of HIV/AIDS in Odessa, Ukraine
  • Duration: 02:54
  • Odessa in the Ukraine is fast becoming the AIDS capital of the East. Infection rates have soared, fuelled by unemployment and social deprivation. Drug use is widespread and prostitution is rife, both of which have spread the infection. At the AIDS hospital, drugs are in short supply and many patients go untreated. At the orphanage, abandoned babies have been exposed to infection. The Ukraine is now looking to the West for help.
  • Subject:

    Geography

       Topic:

    Development and Health

  • Keywords: HIV, AIDS, Odessa, Ukraine, Black Sea, drugs, prostitution, alcoholism, addiction, hospital
Ideas for use in class
  • This clip could be used to identify some potential causes of the spread of AIDS. Students could be asked to suggest ways in which infection rates could be reduced.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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