Look into one of the top causes of death in the world.
What is HIV and AIDS?
The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) causes a syndrome where failure in the human's immune system progresses. It can increase the chance of life-threatening infections and cancer.
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is the final stage of HIV disease, which causes terrible damage to the immune system.
- 72% of people living with HIV are in sub-Saharan Africa
- In 2011, it was estimated that 1.2 million adults and children died due to AIDS-related sickness in sub-Saharan Africa
- About 11 million children have been orphaned by AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa
- 8 out of 10 children whose parents have died due to AIDS, live in sub-Saharan Africa
- In sub-Saharan Africa, half of all hospital beds are occupied with people that have HIV-related diseases
- In Malawi, the country's agricultural output has been diminished by HIV and AIDS
- When someone has HIV, on average they use one-third of their household income for HIV-related care
- In South Africa, in the age range of 25-34, 21% of teachers live with HIV
- In Botswana, they lost 17% of the healthcare workforce because of AIDS from 1999-2005
How They Have Improved
- Since 2000, the World Bank Programs has given over 2 billion dollars for HIV prevention, care, treatment, and support in over 30 sub-Saharan African countries
- Since 2006, 4.3 million adults have been able to receive HIV counseling and testing, thanks to the Bank
- The number of new HIV infections has decrease 25% from 2005 to 2011
- In 2012, the amount people that were HIV positive and received anti-retroviral treatment was over seven times the amount that received treatment in 2005