HIV/AIDS

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.

Flabbergasting Facts

  • 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
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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