AIDS

IN SUB-saharan AFRICA

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What is AIDS?

AIDS is a disease in which there is a sever loss of the body's cellular immunity, greatly lowering the resistance to infection and malignancy.

How is AIDS transmitted.

Aids is transmitted by sexual contact,pregnancy,child birth,breast feeding,injection drug use,occupational exposure,blood transfusion, and organ transplant.

Condom use

In a study  carried out between the years 2001 and 2005 eight out of eleven countries in sub-Saharan Africa reported an increase of condom use. In 2004 condom distribution was 10 for every man compared to 2001 only 4.6 for every man. If a woman would like to get pregnant, condom use would not be practical.

Effects AIDS has on sub-Saharan Africa

In 2010 about 1.2 million people died from AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa. Most effected by AIDS than any other region in the world. 22.9 million people estimated live with AIDS In this region. This region is the most effected by AIDS than any other region in the world.

Life expectancy

54.4 years of age is the average life expectancy in sub-Saharan Africa. Most heavily impacted countries average life expectancy is below 49 years of age.