AIDS/HIV

By: Sanjula Yella

How have they impacted the world?

  • An estimated 42 million people live with AIDS
  • Third world countries, such as sub Saharan Africa, are the most affected
  • 12 million children in Africa have been orphaned by parents with AIDS or HIV
  • GDP will decrease by 17% over time

Effort To Find The Cure

  • Doctors in Boston gave two men bone marrow transplants that got rid of the AIDS virus for a period of time. But both of them had a relapse.
  • A nine month old baby was given aggressive treatment with three drugs instead of one and currently shows no signs of the virus.