HIV/AIDS

How it effects us

HIV/AIDS affects every country in the world and in many infection rates are increasing rapidly. Today, an estimated 42 million people live with HIV/AIDS. Nearly three-quarters of persons living with HIV/AIDS are in sub-Saharan Africa. Of the 3.1 million people who died of HIV/AIDS in 2002, 2.4 million were in sub-Saharan Africa. The rapid spread of HIV/AIDS is linked with globalization, which makes it easier for people to travel and may promote some risk behaviors.

What have we done

There is no functional cure for HIV or AIDS. There have been many advances in HIV treatments and therapies in recent years that have dramatically improved the quality of life of people with HIV, and more people are living longer with HIV than we used to think was possible.