HIV and AIDS

By: Olivia Chhoun

HIV and Aids

HIV- Human Immunodeficiency Virus that allows life-threatening infections and cancers

Aids is the final stage of the HIV disease.

Aids in Orphans

  • More the 11/34 million orphans have aids today
  • 8 out of 10 children's parents have died from Aids
  • The number of orphans with Aids rose from 3.5% to 32% and will continue to increase
  • 55% of people with Aids in this region are females

Impacts of Aids

  • HIV/AIDS patients have more than half of the hospital beds
  • In 2010 1.2 million people died because of HIV/AIDS
  • Average life expectancy with HIV/Aids in Africa is 54.4 years
  • 360,000 became infected in 2010

Preventing HIV/AIDS in Africa

  • Most Sub Saharan Africa countries have seen in increase in common use
  • People are getting HIV counseling and testing
  • The African Union Plan of Action on Drug Use for 2013-2017 was adopted