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.


4 comments:

Constructive Attitude said...

oh wow. that is crazy yo.

seriously.

Artistic Logic said...

the other day i saw a headline that said "is the AIDS epidemic blown out of proportion, some experts dare to say it is..."
too bad i didn't read the article lol cause it would be interesting to read another perspective....
however, any disease/illness is worth fighting against no matter if it affects 20 people or 20 billion

controlled chaos said...

hey thanks for that post

*mary* said...

Great post. People tend to back causes like fashion trends: when it's out of style they forget about them, or pretend like they didn't happen.