The author in this research thinks is a positive way. She sees women as a savior for Ghana against HIV/Aids. Women of all age groups have the potential to act as educators, volunteers, carers and protectors. Every woman can take care of herself and guard herself from pre-marriage sexual advances. In this way, she not only protects herself but acts as a barrier against HIV/Aids for the whole society.
Factors leading to HIV/Aids
Factors under study in ‘HIV risk environment for Ghanaian women: challenges to prevention’ are politics, cultural norms and beliefs, lack of education and poverty. Stillwaagon says that poverty is a root cause of Aids (Stillwaagon, 2005). As long as poverty exists Aids will exist. Efforts should be directed towards eradicating poverty in order to eliminate Aids (Stillwaagon, 2005).
On the other hand, ‘privileging prevention, gendering responsibility: an analysis of the Ghanaian campaign against HIV/AIDS’ discussed factors such as international funding. It stops the prevention of HIV/Aids and the gendered responsibility prevailing in the society lead to HIV/Aids (Haacker, 2011).
The detailed discussion of the factors leading to HIV/Aids were effectively presented in ‘HIV risk environment for Ghanaian women: challenges to prevention’ as compared to the factors examined in ‘Privileging prevention, gendering responsibility: an analysis of the Ghanaian campaign against HIV/AIDS’.
‘HIV risk environment for Ghanaian women: challenges to prevention’ believes that the existence of voluntary counseling and testing can prevent HIV/Aids along with the guidance and support of traditional leaders such as Chiefs and elders. Government related responsibilities such as HIV prevention programs should also be fulfilled (Haacker, 2011).
While ‘privileging prevention, gendering responsibility: an analysis of the Ghanaian campaign against HIV/AIDS’ suggests that there should be stability of the political economy and the responsibility regarding HIV/Aids lies with the women. Males should also recognize their responsibilities.