HIV/AIDS in Africa

Facts about HIV/AIDS in African

What is HIV/AIDS?

HIV- stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. AIDS- stands for Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. Out of the 34 million HIV-postive people worldwide, 69% lived in Sub- Saharan Africa. There are roughly 23.8 million infected people in Africa. 71% of the HIV/AIDS related deaths were in Africa. 5 of the 10 million HIV-postive patients in Africa were able to receive treatment

How to stop HIV/AIDS

  • Use condom.
  • Limit your number of partner's.
  • Talk to your health care provider.
  • Use clean needles.
  • Protect cuts, open sores, and your eyes and mouth form contact with blood.