AIDS and HIV

In Sub-Saharan Africa By: Kenzie Mercer

Where is Sub-Saharan Africa?

The map above shows the area of Sub-Saharan Africa and shows where Sub-Saharan Africa is.
The red ribbon represents AIDS and HIV in Africa.

What is AIDS?

  • Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
  • AIDS are related to HIV. There unable to defend itself against bacteria,other viruses, and fungi.

What is HIV?

  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
  • Responsible for causing AIDS
  • Virus destroys/impairs cells of the immune system over a period of time it progressively destroys the body's ability to fight infections and some types of cancers.

What causes AIDS / HIV?

  • Unprotected sexual intercourse.
  • Transfusion of contaminated blood
  • Sharing of contaminated needles used for injectable drugs
  • Sharing infected needles for tattoos and body piercing
  • HIV infected mother to her child during pregnancy child birth or breast feeding.

Facts about people in Africa with AIDS and HIV

  • Approximately 5.5 million young people, ages 15 to 24, are living with HIV
  • Approximately 15 million children under age 18 have lost one or both parents to AIDS.
  • Nearly 12 million live in sub-Saharan Africa.Sub-Saharan Africa is home to 67 percent of the total world HIV-positive population.
  • 91 percent of the world’s HIV-positive children live in Africa.
  • 71 percent of the HIV/AIDS-related deaths in 2011 were people living in Africa.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa is the region of the world that is most affected by HIV & AIDS.
  • An estimated 25.4 million people are living with HIV and approximately 3.1 million new infections
  • At the end of 2004 there were 39.4 million people living with HIV/AIDS, 37.2 million adults, 17.6 million women and 2.2 million children under age 15.