HIV & AIDS In Sub-Saharan Africa

Adam Krause

Stunning Facts

  • Of the estimated 39.4 million infected with HIV/AIDS, more than 2/3 of them are in Africa.
  • On average, AIDS is responsible for about 1.2 million deaths in Sub-Saharan Africa annually.
  • The disease is associated with the preparation for human consumption of flesh from freshly killed chimpanzees.
  • Many governments in Africa denied that HIV & AIDS were a problem for years.
  • In 2007, another 1.9 million people got HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • 91% of the world's HIV-positive children live in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Because of HIV and AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa, the life expectancy is only 54.4 years of age.
  • 71% of HIV/AIDS related deaths in 2011 were in Sub-Saharan Africa.


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