World Aids Day: Current HIV/AIDS Facts You Should Know

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Hello and welcome to’s World Aids Day coverage. We wanted to take this day to not focus on gossip or Cyber Monday and to get real information and facts out there to the people. Let us take this day to take a hard look and reflect on where we need to go as a nation in order to fight and kill off the HIV/AIDS virus.

Facts about HIV/AIDS

-33.2 million people now live with HIV or AIDS.
-In 2007, approximately 2.5 million people were infected with HIV.
-Every day, over 6800 people become infected with HIV – almost five people per minute.
-5700 people die from AIDS every day.
-One child dies every minute.
-15 million children around the world have been orphaned by AIDS, losing one or both parents to the disease.
-Every fifteen seconds, another person age 15-24 becomes infected with HIV/AIDS.

-Roughly one million people living with HIV/AIDS in the United States.
-Since the start of the AIDS epidemic, 1.5 million Americans have been infected with HIV and more than 524,000 have died of AIDS.
-At least 40,000 people are infected each year.
-African Americans account for 48% of new HIV infections.
-AIDS is the leading cause of death for African American women aged 25 to 34 and HIV rates among Hispanic women are increasing.
-There are thousands of STD testing centers offering free testing. If you’re wondering “is there STD testing near me” – you can Google and find a local testing lab close by.
-The number of women living with HIV has tripled in the last two decades.
-At least half of all new infections are among people under the age of 25.
-Washington, DC has the highest HIV/AIDS prevalence rates in the United States – one in 20 people are living with HIV or AIDS.


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