AIDS Awareness

Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa is more heavily affected by HIV and AIDS then any other place

  • An estimated 22.9 million people are living with HIV in the region
  • AIDS can be transferred through needles
  • AIDS can also transferred through blood
  • AIDS can be transferred through sore gums
  • HIV/AIDS effect the immune system
  • When the immune system becomes low in t-cell you are diagnosed with AIDS
  • Experts say the average length of time between infection with the virus and diagnosis of the first serious AIDS-related illness is 10-15 years
  • HIV/AIDS remains one of the world's most significant public health challenges, particularly in low- and middle-income countries