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Sunday, 07 February 2010 09:17

HIV/AIDS is having devastating impact on the worlds youngest and most vulnerable citizens. Since researchers first identified HIV/AIDS 20 years ago, more than 21.8 million people around the world have died (by the end of 2001) from the the disease. An estimated 42 million people are living with HIV today, including almost 3 million children under age 15. HIV Infects an additional 16,000 people every day, in 2003 alone it is estimated 5 Million people were infected with virus globally.
The HIV/AIDS epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa has already orphaned a generation of children and now seems set to orphan generations more. It is estimated that nearly three quarters of the worlds people living with HIV/AIDS live in Sub-Saharan Africa. By the end of 2002, over 29 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa were living with HIV/AIDS, of those, 10 million were young people (aged 15-24) and almost 3 million were children under 15.
Global Facts and figures about HIV/AIDS
Global estimates end - 2003 both Children and Adults
· People living with HIV/AIDS...................................... 42 Million
· New HIV infections................................................ 5.0 Million
· Deaths due to HIV/AIDS in 2003..................................3.1 Million
· Cumulative number of deaths
· due to HIV/AIDS until end of 2001................................21.8 Million
Sub-Saharan Africa
· By the end of 2002, over 29 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa were living with HIV/AIDS, 10 million were young people between 15-25, 3 million children under 15.
· In 2002 alone, about 2 million adults died of HIV/AIDS.
· More than 11 million Children under the age of 15 in Sub-Saharan Africa have have lost atlist one parent to HIV/AIDS, 34 million Children have been orphaned over all.
· 8 % of all the world's Children Orphaned by HIV/AIDS reside in Sub-Saharan Africa
· The percentage of the region's Orphans whose parents died from HIV/AIDS increased from 3.5% in 1990 to 32% in 2001
Future Global HIV/AIDS Projections
· Current projections suggest that, by 2006, an additional 45 million people
· By 2010, HIV/AIDS will have robbed an estimated 20 million children under the age of 15 of one or both parents
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