AIDS in Africa By: Maxton lenox

Every two minutes, an adolescent between the ages of 15 and 19 is infected with HIV

During the 2000s, the AIDS/HIV epidemic hit Africa. More than two-thirds of the entire African population were affected. Sub-Saharan Africa was hit the hardest accounting for an estimated 69% of all people living with HIV and 70% of all AIDS deaths in 2011.

An estimated 25.5 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa live with HIV and around 40% of all people living with HIV do not know that they have the virus.

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.

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