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September 7, 2008

AIDS/HIV Statistics


The latest statistics on the world epidemic of AIDS & HIV were published by UNAIDS/WHO in July 2008, and refer to the end of 2007.

2 million people died of AIDS in 2007. Another 2.7 million became infected during 2007.

The number of people living with HIV has risen from around 8 million in 1990 to 33 million today, and is still growing. More than 25 million people have died of AIDS since 1981.

At the end of 2007, women accounted for 50% of all adults living with HIV worldwide, and for 59% in sub-Saharan Africa. Africa has 11.6 million AIDS orphans. Around 67% of people living with HIV are in sub-Saharan Africa.

Young people (under 25 years old) account for half of all new HIV infections worldwide.

CAUSE?

Disbeliefs about the use of condoms, frequently touted as the tool of the devil by the Catholic Church which preaches abstinence. Abstinence doesn't work. People need a real solution, and that means contraceptives like condoms.

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