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Aids in africa

Aids/HIV in Africa facts

  • 91 percent of the world’s HIV-positive children live in Africa.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 71 percent of the HIV/AIDS-related deaths in 2011 were people living in Africa.
  • Due to an insufficient supply of antiretroviral drugs and health care providers in 2010, only 5 of the 10 million HIV-positive patients in Africa were able to receive treatment.
  • Because of HIV/AIDS, the average life-expectancy in sub-Saharan Africa is 54.4 years of age. In some countries in Africa, it’s below 49.
  • 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

Stats as of 2011

Dark red: over 15%
Red: 5-15%Light Red2-5%


Tan: 0.5-1%

Light Tan: 0.1-0.5%

Gray: not available

AIDS/HIV in Africa stats

As you can see AIDS/HIV is a major concern in Africa.Compared to the whole rest of the
world Africa is the place with the most AIDS/HIV.Alone Sub-Saharan Africa is acounted for 70% of the world AIDS/HIV!In response a number of initiatives have been launched in various parts of the continent to educate the public on HIV/AIDS.Some of the most affective campaigns are the abstinence,be faithful,use a condom campaign, and the Desmond Tutu HIV foundation's outreach programs.