Although many theories also exist as to where AIDS began in Africa, most evidence points to the theory that it began somewhere in the region of East Central sub-Saharan Africa.
Many sources also agree that AIDS probably began closer to the Great Lakes Region since the countries that contain or border these lakes are the countries in which the largest numbers of AIDS patients have been documented to date.
It prompted rumors, suspicions, and, at times, violent social conflicts.
There is no question that an epidemic in these proportions would disrupt the economic and social aspects of a nation, but without a doubt the political economy of the nation would be disrupted.
Cholera is transmitted through infected water and manifests itself as an acute infection of the gastrointestinal tract.
With specific reference to the cholera epidemic, one author writes: Whenever cholera threatened European countries, it quickened social apprehensions.Although these diseases are known to occur, it still remains alarming when that initial threat begins to rise and rise until opportunities to fight against the disease becomes limited.AIDS has reached that point where if immediate action is not administered then chances of stopping the spreading infection will become extinct as will many lives along the road too.The AIDS crisis extends far beyond its death toll, because more than seventy percent of the thirty-six million people with HIV/AIDS live in sub-Saharan Africa.Last year alone, the disease killed 1.5 million people in Africa.Without immediate action, AIDS will surpass the effect of the Black Plague that killed forty million people in the late fourteenth century.It is estimated that only ten percent of the death that this disease will cause has been seen.Over time, the prominent social factors in some of the culture systems of sub-Saharan Africa, the pressure for high fertility and high reproductive rates, has caused many sub-Saharan African’s sexual attitude to evolve into one which finds it necessary to have an large number of sexual partners.This increased number of partners has lead to the tolerance of high levels of promiscuity, mainly commercialized forms.While the Black Death was the first of these types of catastrophic epidemics, it was not the last.Cholera was a world wide epidemic that infected large parts of the world over seven different periods of time.