AIDS Ministry

AIDS Statistics

  • Globally, there were an estimated 33 million people living with HIV in 2007 (UNAIDS, 2008 Report on the Global AIDS Epidemic).
  • In 2007 there were 2.7 million new HIV infections worldwide and 2 million HIV-related deaths (ibid.).
  • At the end of 2003, an estimated 1,039,000 to 1,185,000 persons in the United States were living with HIV/AIDS, with 24%-27% undiagnosed and unaware of their HIV infection (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,

HIV/AIDS: Basic Facts for Educators

 HIV is a virus. Illnesses caused by a virus cannot be
                cured by antibiotics. (Although medicines may help to reduce the symptoms)
                People who have a virus - such as a cold - usually get better after a few days or
                weeks because the white blood cells of the immune system - which are
                responsible for fighting diseases - successfully overcomes them.
 When a person is infected with HIV, the immune system

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