Source: UNAIDS, CDC
How many people worldwide were newly infected with HIV in 2002?
How many people worldwide are now living with HIV/AIDS? (2003)
How many people worldwide have died from AIDS?
How many people worldwide died from AIDS in just the year 2002?
How many cases of AIDS have been reported in the US?
Of these, 82% are men, 18% are women, and 1% are children
(but the percentages are approximately 50% men and 50% women, worldwide)
HIV is an even greater problem in poorer countries, especially Africa. 70% of all AIDS patients worldwide live in Africa.
Who is getting HIV?
All races and ages are susceptible:
41% of AIDS cases are whites
39% of AIDS cases are African Americans
18% of AIDS cases are Hispanics
1 in 4 new HIV infections are in people under age 22
50% of new HIV infections are in people under age 25
Therefore, young people are the fastest growing group of new HIV infections!
Why? Because they are engaging in risky behaviors.