Hiv/Aids in Sub-Saharan, Africa

By the greatest person in the world: Ashley Davis

Facts about Hiv and Aids in the Sub-Saharan

In 2011 there were an estimated 23.5 million people living with HIV in Sub-Saharan, Africa.
91% of the worlds HIV-positive children live in Africa.
Since the beginning of the epidemic 14.8 million have lost one or both parents to HIV/AIDS.

Sub-Saharan Africa faces a triple challenge

1.Providing health care, antiretroviral treatment, and support to a growing population of people with HIV-related illness.

2. Reducing the annual toll of new HIV infections by enabling individuals to protect themselves and others.

3. Coping with the impact of millions of AIDS deaths on orphans and other survivors, communities , and national development.

A huge threat to Africa

Because of HIV/AIDS , the average life expectancy in Sub-Saharan Africa 54.4 years of age. In some countries of Africa, it's below 49.

The HIV/AIDS epidemic has drastically slowed the economic growth and social development in Africa, because hundreds of thousands of people are unable to work or receive an education.

Since the epidemic of HIV/AIDS, more than 60 million people have contracted the illness, and over 30 million have died from an HIV-related illness.

Due to an insufficient supply of drugs and health care providers in 2010, only 5 of the 10 million HIV-positive patients in Africa were able to receive treatment.

Treatment for HIV children still low in Sub Saharan Africa