AIDS Awareness In Africa
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, or AIDS is a disease in which there is a severe loss of the bodies cellular immunity, greatly lowering the resistance to infection and malignancy.
69 percent of all the 34 million people with the HIV virus live in Africa.
Africa holds 91 percent of the worlds HIV-positive children.
71% of deaths from AIDS or the HIV virus in 2011 were people living in Africa.
In Africa more than 1,000,000 people die per year.
HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. The HIV virus is a lentivirus that causes AIDs, a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infection and cancers to thrive.