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AIDS in africa (2013)

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In 2008, an estimated 1.9 million people living in sub-Saharan Africa became newly infected with HIV, bringing the total number of people living with HIV to 22.4 million.


In 2008, an estimated 1.4 million AIDS-related deaths occurred in sub-Saharan Africa.


This number represents an 18% decline in annual HIV-related mortality in the region since 2004.


In 2008, sub-Saharan Africa accounted for 67% of HIV infections worldwide, 68% of new HIV infections among adults and 91% of new HIV infections among children. The region also accounted for 72% of the world's AIDS-related deaths in 2008


While the rate of new HIV infections in sub-Saharan Africa has slowly declined (with the number of new infections in 2008 approximately 25% lower than at the epidemic's peak in the region in 1995), the number of people living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa slightly increased in 2008, in part due to increased longevity stemming from improved access to HIV treatment. Adult (15-49) HIV prevalence declined from 5.8% in 2001 to 5.2% in 2008.


An estimated 33 million people were living with HIV in 2007. There were 2.7 million new HIV infections and 2 million AIDS-related deaths last year.


Top 5 facts sources: UNAIDS/ WHO epidemiological Fact Sheet 2008."

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Taken on January 23, 2013