Worst of the 2000s: The AIDS Epidemic DAniel Dilena

The AIDS epidemic in Africa was by far the worst event of the 2000s. While very slow and deliberate, the death toll was the highest of any other catastrophe.

Map of affected countries

Where: sub-Saharan Africa

When: 2000-present

What: epidemic that killed has killed millions

Who: men, women, and children of all ages became infected

Infected sub-Saharan Africans made up 9% of all infected people worldwide.
Thanks to an increase of global awareness and donations, the sub-Saharan population infected with HIV/AIDS has dropped to 7%
“Aids today in Africa is claiming more lives than the sum total of all wars, famines and floods and the ravages of such deadly diseases as malaria . We must act now for the sake of the world . Aids is no longer a disease, it is a human rights issue.” -Nelson Mandela, 2003
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Daniel DiLena

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