Five key numbers on AIDS

Medical Xpress| Wed Nov 29 22:52:52 EST 2017
17 seconds Roughly 1.8 million people worldwide contracted the virus that causes AIDS in 2016. That figure breaks down to about one HIV infection every 17 seconds, or almost 5,000 per day. Two-thirds of new cases in Africa Since 2010 the rate of infection among adults has decreased slowly from 1.9 million to 1.7 million per year in 2016. Two-thirds of new cases occur in Africa. Children's cases cut almost by half New infections among children have fallen sharply: since 2010 they have been cut almost by half from 300,000 to 160,000 in 2016. Nearing 40 million with HIV Close to 40 million people live with the virus today. UNAIDS put their number last year at 36.7 million. The number continues ..

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