AIDS in Southern Africa

By Neal A.

Seven facts about AIDS in Southern Africa.

  • AIDS stands for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.
  • AIDS is caused by HIV, or unprotected sexual intercourse with a person who has AIDS.
  • More than a million people die from AIDS in Africa alone.
  • The life expectancy rate is 54 years of age in the southern Africa region because of HIV and AIDS.
  • Because southern Africa doesnt have the medical help that we do, only five of the 10 million parents with AIDS got treatment for it.
  • 59% of the people who have AIDS in Africa are women.
  • Wothout treatment, one third of infants with HIV will die before their first birthday.

Let's stop AIDS together.