Sub-Saharan Africa, the most AIDS infected region in the world, has an estimated 22.9 million people living with HIV. That would amount to about 2/3 of the global total of those with the virus. 14.8 million children have lost their parents to AIDS. In 2010,1.2 million people died from sicknesses that occurred due to the immune system malfunction. Sub-Saharan Africa isn't the most wealthy region around, and therefore struggles to provide health care for those who are victim to the disease. Botswana, Lesotho, and Swaziland are the most heavily affected countries within Africa, with over 20 percent of their adults carrying HIV.
AIDS has significantly lowered the life expectancy of those in Africa. The current life expectancy is 54.4 years of age. When compared to the United States, with the life expectancy of around 79, we can understand how devastating the casualties are for those in Africa.