By: Brittany Sargent 6th hour Global Studies
Facts about AIDS.
- African American Women account for more than 77% of AIDS cases that were reported among only women.
- AIDS occur most often between 15 through 19 years of ages.
- AIDS is the leading cause of death for all African Americans between the ages of 25 and 44.
The red ribbon is a universal symbol of awareness and support for those with AIDS and HIV. (Above)
Interesting Facts on People in Africa affected from HIV/AIDS:
- More than 35 million people are living with HIV/AIDS in Africa.
- 91% of the world's children that are affected with HIV/AIDS live in Africa.
- In 2011, 1.7 million people had died worldwide because of this disease.
Did you know?
- That HIV is the infection that causes AIDS.
- HIV has few to no symptoms of anything other than AIDS and hasn't for over 10 years.
- There is no cure but there is a treatment that slows it down but doesn't stop it.
- There are ways to prevent yourself from getting HIV/AIDS.
What are some ways to prevent yourself from getting HIV/AIDS?
- Well, the surest way is to abstain yourself from sexual intercourse.
- Also, not to share needles and/or drugs such as: steroids, hormones and other dangerous and unhealthy drugs.
How is HIV/AIDS effecting people in Africa?