REMEMBER: WORLD AIDS DAY 2008!

11:06 AM / Posted by Ashley /



Global HIV/AIDS estimates, end of 2007:

The latest statistics on the world epidemic of AIDS & HIV were published by UNAIDS/WHO in July 2008, and refer to the end of 2007.

People living with HIV/AIDS in 2007
33.0 million

Adults living with HIV/AIDS in 2007
30.8 million

Women living with HIV/AIDS in 2007
15.5 million

Children living with HIV/AIDS in 2007
2.0 million

People newly infected with HIV in 2007
2.7 million

Children newly infected with HIV in 2007
0.37 million

AIDS deaths in 2007
2.0 million

Child AIDS deaths in 2007
0.27 million

More than 25 million people have died of AIDS since 1981.

Africa has 11.6 million AIDS orphans.

At the end of 2007, women accounted for 50% of all adults living with HIV worldwide, and for 59% in sub-Saharan Africa.

Young people (under 25 years old) account for half of all new HIV infections worldwide.

In developing and transitional countries, 9.7 million people are in immediate need of life-saving AIDS drugs; of these, only 2.99 million (31%) are receiving the drugs.


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