AIDS was first discovered in Malawi in 1985. This means HIV crept into the country earlier thus a lot of people had been infected without realizing it. AIDS is having a negative effect in Malawi. Life expectancy has now fallen to 40 for both male and female. It is leading to the demise of productive citizens, most of them parents, thus leaving a chain of orphans. The number of orphans is on the increase as the scourge has not yet been effectively tamed.
Source: Peatry Ntodwa