And how it affects Sub-Saharan Africa

Infection Percentage

72% of all people infected with HIV live in Sub-Saharan Africa, although this region contains little more than 12% of the world's population

Death Toll

In 2011 alone, an estimated 1.2 million adults and children died as a result of AIDS- related illnesses

Child Infection Percentage

91% of the world's HIV positive children live in Africa

Amount of People Infected

23.8 million people infected in Africa

Death Percentage

71% of all deaths in 2011 due to HIV/AIDS were people living in Sub Saharan Africa

Leading Cause

AIDS is the leading cause of death in sub-Saharan Africa ( Worldwide AIDS is the fourth leading cause of death)

Bad Combinations

The combination of high birth rates and high AIDS mortality among adults, including many parents, has meant that more than 90% of children who have been orphaned as a result of the HIV/AIDS epidemic are in this region.

Life Expectancy

Because of HIV/AIDS, the average life-expectancy in sub Saharan Africa is 54.4 years of age. In some countries in Africa, it's below 49