AFRICAN AIDS EPIDEMIC

Widespread pandemic of AIDS in many African countries

AIDS population

There are 34 million people infected with AIDS worldwide, and nearly 23.8 million of those people live in Sub-Saharan Africa. So that means roughly 2/3 of the world's population lives in sub-saharan Africa.

AIDS VIRUS (how it works)

AIDS is typically a sexually-contracted disease that begins as HIV. It can also be spread through medical tools, such as syringes. It attacks the immune system, and destroys white blood cells. It started when a homosexual man returned to new jersey from Haiti, while carrying the AIDS virus. His boyfriend then contracted the disease.
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