AIDS in Africa

By Gabriel Nack and Gretta Goertzen


Seventy-two percent of all people infected with HIV live in sub-Saharan Africa. HIV and AIDS has caused tremendous suffering in the continent. During 2011, an estimated 1.2 million adults and children died in sub-Saharan Africa as a result of AIDS. Because AIDS claims the lives of people at an age when most already have young children, more children have been orphaned by AIDS in Africa than anywhere else. Sub-Saharan Africa has extremely been affected by HIV and AIDS.