AIDS has affected Ethiopia so much that it resulted in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality, lower population and growth rates, and changes in the distrubution of population by age and sex. The population is now 73,053,286.( goegraphy.about.com 2008)A national conference in july 1991 created a transitional government of Ethiopia, consisting of a president and a prime minister, a seventeen member council of ministers, and an eighty-seven-member council of representitives.The government type is a Federal Republic. Ethiopia is the oldest independant country in Africa and one of the oldest in the world, at least 2,000 years old.

The Flag of Ethiopia has three horizontal bonds of green(top), yellow and red with a yellow pentagram and single yellow raysamanating from the angles between the points on a light blue disk centered on three bonds. Ethiopia is the oldest independant country in africa, and three main colors of her flag were used so often by other countries upon independence that they became known as the pan-african colors. Ethiopia is located on Eastern Africa,west of Somali.Its got a tropical monsoon, with wide topographic-included variation, a high plateau with central mountin range divided bt the Great Rift Valley.It has a northeastern coastline of about 960 kilometers along the Red Sea.

The government of Ethiopia does not give money, or use money to help reasurch the disease bacuse they feel that its a waste to use the money on research when they could use it on more important things like food and clothing.(geography.about.com 2008).The people of Ethiopea are causing this disease to spread because they are not aware of the consequences. They also do not have the money to provide information about this disease. Ethiopia today is not the most AIDS infected country in Africa, but by being surrounded with countries that have more AIDS/HIV people they may not be aware that they are helping spread the disease. Ethiopians may not be aware that the person they are with has that virus, wich causes it to spread.