HIV/AIDS

Hassan Adam

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HIV/AIDS fact 1

  1. Out of the 34 million HIV-positive people worldwide, 69 percent live in sub-Saharan Africa. There are roughly 23.8 million infected persons in all of Africa.

HIV/AIDS fact 2

  1. 91 percent of the world’s HIV-positive children live in Africa

HIV/AIDS FACT 3

More than one million adults and children die every year from HIV/AIDS in Africa alone. In 2011, 1.7 million people worldwide died from AIDS

HIV/AIDS FACT 4

Since the epidemic of HIV/AIDS, more than 60 million people have contracted the illness, and over 30 million have died from an HIV-related cause

HIV/AIDS FACT 5

71 percent of the HIV/AIDS-related deaths in 2011 were people living in Africa

HIV/AIDS FACT 5

71 percent of the HIV/AIDS-related deaths in 2011 were people living in Africa.

HIV/AIDS FACT 6

Antiretroviral drug treatments can tremendously decrease the number of HIV-related deaths by delaying the progression of the virus and allowing people to live relatively healthy, normal lives

HIV/AIDS FACT 7

If a pregnant woman is not treated with the proper antiretroviral drugs, there is a 20-45 percent chance that her infant will contract the virus from her during pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding. Because 59 percent of HIV-positive people in Africa are women, the vast majority of children diagnosed with HIV have had the virus passed from their mothers

HIV/AIDS FACT 8

The HIV/AIDS epidemic has drastically slowed the economic growth and social development in Africa, because hundreds of thousands of people are unable to work or receive an education