Monday, December 1, 2008
In Honor of World AIDS Day
Today is World AIDS Day, an epidemic most of us have forgotten, or take no heed to. So I thought why not shed some light on the subject? So here it is: At the end of 2007, 50% of all AIDS victims were women. And in Sub Saharan Africa, women accounted for 59% of AIDS victims. There are 11.6 million AIDS orphans in Africa. People under 25 account for half of all new HIV infections worldwide. The number of people living with HIV has risen from around 8 million in 1990 to 33 million today, and is still growing. Around 67% of people living with HIV are in sub-Saharan Africa.