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HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa



Population, 2013926,000,000


People living with HIV/AIDS, 201225,000,000


Women (aged 15+) with HIV/AIDS, 201212,900,000


Children with HIV/AIDS, 20122,900,000


Adult HIV prevalence (%), 20124.7


AIDS deaths, 20121,200,000

How did it start?

They say that HIV came from a particular kind of chimpanzee in Western Africa. Humans probably came in contact with HIV when they hunted and ate infected animals. Recent studies indicate that HIV may have jumped from monkeys to humans as far back as the late 1800s.

Children

South Africa is one of the few countries in the world where maternal and child mortality has increased since the 1990s. AIDS is the largest cause of maternal mortality in South Africa and accounts for 35% of deaths in children under 5.Due to Hiv and aids the average life expectancy in sub saharan africa is is 54.4 years of age.91% of the worlds hiv positive children live in africa

Facts

Sub-Saharan Africa is facing a crisis in human health resources due to a critical shortage of health workers.Sub-Saharan Africa, the hardest hit region, is home to 71% of people living with HIV but only about 12% of the world’s population.

Not treated

If a pregnant woman is not treated with the proper antiretroviral drugs, there is a 20-45 percent chance that her infant will contract the virus from her during pregnancy,