AIDS/HIV is spreading so rapidly in Africa because of the number of injecting drug users, prostitues, and highly promiscuous homosexual men who have hundreds of different sexual partners every year.
African children suffer through AIDS/HIV as the virus spreads through mother-to-child transmission after birth. 91% of the world's HIV-positive children living in Africa.
More than a million people die from HIV/AIDS every year in Africa.
Since the epidemic, more than 75 million people have contracted the illness, and over 36 million have died from an HIV-related cause.
Of all HIV/AIDS related deaths in 2011 in the world, 71% were people living in Africa.