Today, 400 babies will be born with HIV — the same thing tomorrow, and the day after that.
people died last
year of AIDS-related illnesses. That translates to about 3 people
every 2 minutes.
has increased by
more than 3000%
since 2000, there
are still 14.6 million people living with
HIV who don’t have access to treatment.
Each week, 6,000 young women contract HIV. That’s more than 850 women every single day.
Every 3 minutes, a teenager is
infected with HIV. In fact, in the time it takes you to read this post, a teenager will have been infected with a virus that is
both preventable and treatable.
AIDS kills more
young people (aged
15-29) than any other
Globally, young women
are 60% more likely than young men to contract
HIV. Pretty unfair, right? This alarming gap is due
to poverty, gender inequality, and insufficient access to education and
Antiretroviral drugs (ARVs), which cost only 20 cents a day, allow people living with HIV to lead full, healthy lives. This life-saving medication can also help moms living
with HIV to give birth to HIV-
Although so much progress has been made, we must act now if we want to end this disease once and for all.
Here are 10 facts you need to know right now:
New HIV infections have declined by more than half since their peak in 2004, but last year there were still 1.7 million people newly infected with
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There are 38 million people currently living with HIV around the world, and
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We're at a critical moment in the fight against aids.
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