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HIV & AIDS - The Facts

HIVYAIDS The Facts HIV/AIDS is still one of the world's most significant health challenges, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. Facts About HIV HIV Human Immunodeficiency Virus AIDS Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome 20 Infection results in AIDS refers to the most The earliest known the progressive advanced stages of HIV, with the occurrence of any of case of infection with deterioration HIV-1 in a human was of the immune detected in a blood system, breaking down the body's ability sample collected in 1959 from a man in more than 20 opportunistic infections or related Kinshasa, Democratic to fend off some cancers. Republic of the infections and Congo. .other diseases JULY 2014 Globally, an estimated 37 million people An estimated 2 million people were newly infected with HIV in HIV has existed in the United States since at least the mid- to late were living with HIV 1970s. and 2.6 mnillion of 2014. these were under 15. Antiretroviral drugs are referred to as ARV. ART are medications that treat HIV. They do not provide a cure. However, when taken in combination they can prevent the growth of the virus. When the virus is slowed down, so is HIV disease. Regional HIV Statistics (as at 2014) Sub-Saharan Africa Asia and the Pacific Latin America 25.8 million people living with HIV. 5 million 1.7 million people living with HIV. people living with HIV. 88% of the world's HIV-positive children reside here. Western and Central Europe and North America Eastern Europe and Central Asia 2.4 million people living with HIV. 1.5 million people living with HIV. The Caribbean Middle East and North Africa 280,000 people living with HIV. 240,000 people living with HIV. - Annual global number of deaths – due to AIDS and new HIV infections, 1990-2013 3.7 3.5 2.5 1.5 0.5 1990 1992 1994 1996 1998 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2012 2013 New HIV Infections (global, in million) AIDS-related deaths (global, in million) Data Source: Key Ways to Prevent HIV Transmission Practice safe sex activities such as using condoms Get tested and treated for sexually transmitted infections, including HIV Avoid injecting drugs, or if you do, always use new and disposable needles and syringes Ensure that any blood or blood products that you might need are tested for HIV References www.aids.goV Study MEDICINE EUROPE New Infection Deaths(both in million)

HIV & AIDS - The Facts

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Did you know for example, that as of 2013 over 35 million people were living with HIV? These and other facts are on my infographic.






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