AIDS/HIV In Sub-Saharan Africa

Michael Schickling Hour 3


  • 22.9 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa currently have AIDS.
  • 14.8 children in Sub-Saharan Africa are orphans, because their parents have died from AIDS.
  • The average life expectancy in Sub-Saharan Africa is 54.4 years.
  • In 2010 1.2 million people died in Sub-Saharan Africa from AIDS.
  • In Botswana 24.5% of people there have AIDS.
  • The U.S. has donated 6.5 million dollars to AIDS in Africa.
  • Somalia has 1% of the population has HIV.
  • 48,000 babies born in Sub-Saharan Africa have HIV.


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Life Expectancy

In Sub-Saharan Africa the life expectancy has dropped 20 years, because of AIDS.Adults ages between 20 and 49 that die from AIDS is 60% of the deaths in Sub-Saharan.In the start of AIDS in the 1980s it took away 20% of the population in Sub-Saharan Africa.Swaziland has the shortest life expectancy in Africa with people living only to 48 because of AIDS.

The Future of AIDS

The estimated time of until the end of AIDS in Africa is 2025, according to the U.N.The generations effected will continue for almost 2 decades.Poverty adds to the disaster of AIDS giving the life expectancy a major drop.Although the future will not change AIDS for a while, the amount of funding for the research will find a cure or a temporary cure will come.