AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa
By Maddie Begalka
How AIDS Affect People
* 72% of all people that have AIDS live in Sub-Saharan Africa.
* 55% percent of people with HIV/AIDS are women.
* Average life expectancy in sub-Saharan Africa is now 54.4 years and in some of the most heavily affected countries in the region life expectancy is below 49 years.
* Overall 5% percent of all people living in Sub-Saharan Africa has HIV/AIDS.
* Over 12 million children in Sub-Saharan Africa have been orphaned by AIDS.
* During 2011 alone, an estimated 1.2 million adults and children died as a result of AIDS-related illnesses in sub-Saharan Africa.
*Children may be removed from school to care for parents or family members, or they may themselves be living with HIV. Making children miss out on an important education.
Adults with AIDS Around the World
Here is a map that shows a comparison about how many more adults have AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa than other countries.
HIV/AIDS infection in 2007
This is a map showing how many people have AIDS in Africa in 2007. As you can see the southern countries have the most people with HIV and/or AIDS.
Here is a statistic that tells you that most people cannot properly treat their HIV.