FACT #1: People living with HIV/AIDS

Posted on November 25, 2011

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To add to Alicia’s post on HIV/AIDS, during AIDS Awareness Week, we thought it would be a good idea to give you (all our 7 subscribers!) short/quick HIV/AIDS facts:

AIDS FACT #1:  People living with HIV/AIDS

As the world enters into the 30th year of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, the number of people living with HIV/AIDS worldwide is 33.3 million, the vast majority of whom are in low- and middle-income countries.

Out of the 33.3 million people, 2.5 million are children living with the virus. 92% of these children live in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Since the pandemic started in the early 1980s, more than 60 million people have been infected with HIV.

In 2009, an estimated 2.2 million adults and 400 000 children were newly infected with the virus around the world.

HIV/AIDS is still in Australia …

At the end of 2009, an estimated 20,171 people were living with an HIV diagnosis in Australia.

In 2009, there were 1 050 new cases of HIV and 90 new cases of AIDS, that is 21 people newly diagnosed every week.

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