AIDS in Africa

Mel and Kelsey

Sad, Sick, Sub-Sahara

HIV and AIDS in African Children

91% of the world HIV-positive children live in Africa.


If the mother has AIDS the child is 20 to 45% more likely to develop AIDS during pregnancy, childbirth, or breast feeding.

Blast to the Past

In 1959, a Congo man was the first reported death from the AIDS/HIV virus.


From 1999-2001, more than 400,000 people in South Africa alone have died from the AIDS/HIV virus.


71% of the AIDS/HIV-related deaths in 2011 were people who resided in Africa.

Growing pains | Poverty, AIDS and challenges to childhood

AIDS and HIV map of Africa

AIDS in Numbers

Out of the 34 million HIV-positive people worldwide, 69 percent live in sub-Saharan Africa. That's about 23.8 million people.


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