AIDS Awareness

by Abe

AIDS Facts

  • Deaths from AIDS has risen in Nigeria from 50,000 in 1999 to over 350,000 in 2004
  • out of 20 million HIV cases in a world, 11 million are from Africa
  • between 1999 and 2000 more people died of AIDS in Africa than in all the wars on the continent
  • each day 6000 Africans die from AIDS

What is AIDS?

  • AIDS stands for acquired immune deficiency syndrome
  • It compromises the body's ability to handle disease
  • some symptoms include rapid weight loss, recurring fever, pneumonia, memory loss

What we can do to help

  • PEPFAR "the president's emergency plan for AIDS relief" has given $18 billion to help fight the AIDS epidemic
  • 9.7 million people are on antiretroviral treatment
  • new HIV infections among kids have dropped by over 50% since their peak in 2002