By: Emily Mullins & Kimberly Lambert
What are some statistics related to this disease?
1.2 million people in the U.S. are living with HIV infection. 1 in every 7 people are unaware they have it. African Americans face a more severe burden of HIV.
What symptoms are seen?
- Lack of energy
- Wight loss
- Yeast infection
- Memory loss
- Mouth, genital, or anal sores from herpes
- An estimated 39 million people have died from AIDS-related causes so far, including 1.5 million [1.4–1.7 million] in 2013.
- According to 2013 figures most of these children live in sub-Saharan Africa and were infected by their HIV-positive mothers during pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding. Over 240 000 children [210 000–280 000] became newly infected with HIV in 2013.
- In 2013, approximately 360 000 deaths from tuberculosis occurred among people living with HIV. That is one fourth of the estimated 1.5 million deaths from HIV in that year. The majority of people living with both HIV and TB reside in sub-Saharan Africa (about 78% of cases worldwide).