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World AIDS Day 2013: Getting to Zero

Compassion Releasing children from poverty Lin Jesus name AIDS MAKING PROGRESS AGAINST A DEADLY DISEASE December 1 is World AIDS Day. For 30 years this terrible disease has taken lives and ravaged families. Yet progress is made daily through prevention, treatment and care. WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HIV AND AIDS? AIDS HUMAN ACQUIRED IMMUNODEFICIENCY IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS SYNDROME A virus that destroys and impairs immune cells. The most advanced stage of HIV. It takes from two to 15 years to develop. • A medical condition often resulting in life-threatening illnesses. • It is possible to be infected with HIV without developing AIDS. THE PROBLEM IS BIG Approximately 34 MILLION PEOPLE are living with HIV worldwide. AIDS has claimed more than 35 MILLION LIVES since the start of the epidemic. ART ANTIRETROVIRAL THERAPY The treatment of people with HIV using anti-HIV drugs. ART can both reduce mortality and improve the quality of life for people with HIV. 1.4 MILLION PREGNANT WOMEN 72% are HIV-positive. OF HIV- 960 BABIES INFECTED CHILDREN need antiretroviral therepy (ART), but lack access to it. are born HIV-positive each day. HIV/AIDS HOTSPOTS People living with HIV 5% SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA 0.5% AMERICAS 0.4% EUROPE 0.3% SOUTHEAST ASIA EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN 0.2% WESTERN 0.1% PACIFIC Sub-Saharan Africa remains the most severely affected area where 1 IN 20 ADULTS LIVES WITH HIV. THE NUMBERS ARE BIG. THE GOAL IS BIGGER: GETTING TO ZERO. PROGRESS IS BEING MADE 119 countries reported 95 MILLION PEÒPLE TESTED 2010. for HIV in2 The number of people receiving More than 9.7 MILLION ART in developing countries has INCREASED 30-FOLD over the past 10 years. PEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV in developing countries were RECEIVING ARTat the end of 2012. Of this, about 630,000 ahilaren. were 2011 2012 Between 2011 and 2012, 9.7 18%, MORE PEOPLE RECEIVED ART MILLION MILLION in developing countries. 2011 2012 Since 2001, the rate of NEW HIV INFECTIONS HAS DROPPED 50% across 25 developing countries. AIDS-related DEATHS FELL BY MORE THAN 25% over a 7-year period globally. 50% 25% In 2011, an estimated 1.5 MILLION PREGNANT WOMEN were living with HIV in low- and middle-income countries. Of those women, 56% received effective antiretroviral drugs to PREVENT TRANSMISSION 48% 56% TO THEIR CHILDREN. That's up from 48% in 2010. 2010 2011 WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP? You can help a child living in an AIDS-affected area by sponsoring a child through Compassion. Children in these communities may need additional care, and some have lost one or more relatives to AIDS. Your awareness and help will assist in the global effort to bring the number of HIV/AIDS cases down to zero one day. SPONSOR A CHILD IN AN AIDS-AFFECTED AREA Change a life and help reach the goal of "getting to zero." %3D SOURCES UNAIDS, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and World Health Organization

World AIDS Day 2013: Getting to Zero

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Created for World AIDS Day to focus attention on HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care and to encourage people to sponsor a child living in an AIDS-affected area.


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