In The Sub-Saharan Africa

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  1. Out of the 34 million HIV-positive people worldwide, 69 percent live in sub-Saharan Africa. There are roughly 23.8 million infected persons in all of Africa.
  2. More than one million adults and children die every year from HIV/AIDS in Africa alone. In 2011, 1.7 million people worldwide died from AIDS.
  3. Due to an insufficient supply of antiretroviral drugs and health care providers in 2010, only 5 of the 10 million HIV-positive patients in Africa were able to receive treatment.
  4. 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.
  5. 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, childbirth, or breastfeeding. Because 59 percent of HIV-positive people in Africa are women, the vast majority of children diagnosed with HIV have had the virus passed from their mothers.
  6. Of any other race African American/blacks have the most trouble with HIV and AIDS
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how you can help stop the spreading of hiv/aids

  • One of the best ways of not getting sexually transmitted HIV /AIDS is to practice abstinence .
  • If you happen to use drugs,then don't share the needles that you use.
  • If you happen to be a mother and is HIV positive then while you are pregnant and during delivery you should be taking ARZ then after the baby is born have them drink formula instead of breast milk.
  • When someone is bleeding put on some latex gloves and cover exposed cuts or open sores because HIV and AIDS can be transmitted through blood
The AIDS Highway - Africa