Aids and HIV in sub-saharen Africa

Kuany Khat

Statistics

  • In sub-Saharan Africa, people with HIV-related diseases occupy more than half of all hospital beds
  • The toll of HIV and AIDS on households can be very severe
  • Often the poorest that are most vulnerable.
  • AIDS causes the household to dissolve, as parents die and children are sent to relatives for care and upbringing.
  • In many countries of sub-Saharan Africa, the biggest increase in deaths ... has been among adults aged between 20 and 49 years.

how msny people die of hiv and aids.

during 2011 alone, an estimated 1.2 million adults and childern died

Sub-Saharan Africa alone accounted for an estimated 70% of all people living with HIV

Countries in North Africa and the Horn of Africa have significantly lower rates, as their populations typically engage in fewer high-risk cultural patterns that have been implicated in virus's spread in sub-Saharan Africa