Tuesday, January 27, 2009
What is the most affected region of AIDS/HIV?
Sub-Saharan Africa is affected by HIV and AIDS more than any other region of the world. There are aproxamantly 24.5 million people living with AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa out of about 34.3 million people that are affected by HIV/AIDS in the world. This means that two-thirds of all people living with HIV are found in Sub-Saharan Africa, even though this region contains only a little more than 10% of the world’s population. During 2007 alone, about 1.5 million adults and children died as a result of AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa. Since the beginning of the epidemic, more than 15 million Africans have died from AIDS. Sadly, it is expected that the AIDS death toll in Sub-Sahran Africa will continue to increase.