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10 Worldwide AIDS statistics on world AIDS day

Since it is world AIDS day, I thought I’d gather some AIDS statistics so we all become more aware of the realities of this disease. It’s so easy for us living in the comforts of our lives and not remember the millions of people who are living, and dying with AIDS. Let us at least for one day think about those who are still suffering from it.

These statistics are provided by the UNAIDS 2009 AIDS epidemic update

World Wide statistics

31.3 million adults living with AIDS

2.1 million children living with AIDS

2.7 million people were infected with HIV in 2008, the virus that causes AIDS

2 million deaths from AIDS

How people become infected

11% babies acquire virus from mothers

10% injecting drug use

5-10% sex between men

5-10% occur in healthcare settings

59-69% sex between men and women

10 statistics of AIDS in the United States

HIV & AIDS around the world

Thanks for reading. Please pass this information on so we can all be more aware.

More information can be found at http://www.avert.org/aids-statistics.htm

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