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WORLD AIDS DAY : Latest data on HIV-AIDS

Updated on August 31, 2012

WORLD AIDS DAY : Latest data on HIV-AIDS

Today and every December 1 is World AIDS day. Let us remember our brethren who are suffering from this disease and pray that there are developments for the cure of this dreaded disease.

The theme of this year’s World AIDS Day is Universal Access and Human Rights. For me, that means doing everything we can to support countries to reach their universal access goals for HIV prevention, treatment, care and support - all the while protecting and promoting human rights.” - UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé 2009 World AIDS Day message

GOALS ----- The 2006 a Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS was adopted unanimously by UN Member . It provides a strong mandate to help towards universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support. It also reaffirms the 2001 Declaration of Commitment and the Millennium Development Goals, in particular the goal to halt and begin to reverse the spread of AIDS by 2015.

Today according to the website of the UN-AIDS there are 33.4 million people living with HIV virus!

Latest data, 2008 (Source of Data: UN-AIDS)

Number of people living with HIV in 2008

Total 33.4 million

Adults 31.3 million

Women 15.7 million

Children under 15 years 2.1 million

People newly infected with HIV in 2008

Total 2.7 million

Adults 2.3 million

Children under 15 years 430 000

AIDS-related deaths in 2008

Total 2.0 million

Adults 1.7 million

Children under 15 years 280, 000


Important Finding:

Asia is the second highest number of AIDS related death and new cases. Sub-Saharan Africa is still the number area with the most casualty of death and new transmission among all age group and by gender. It is projected that Asia will continue to be a high source of AIDS cases.

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    • prettydarkhorse profile imageAUTHOR

      prettydarkhorse 

      8 years ago from US

      thanks SEO for dropping by and reading this hub, how are you today? Maita

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      SEO Expert Kerala 

      8 years ago from KERALA

      Aids -The Ever Boon That Destroys Lives

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    • prettydarkhorse profile imageAUTHOR

      prettydarkhorse 

      8 years ago from US

      yes it is, Truth, thnaks for the read, Maita

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      Truth From Truth 

      8 years ago from Michigan

      Great Post on an important issue. The numbers of infected children are scary.

    • prettydarkhorse profile imageAUTHOR

      prettydarkhorse 

      8 years ago from US

      yes, you are correct aware, thanks for the read, maita

    • aware profile image

      aware 

      8 years ago from West Palm Beach Florida.

      great hub . i think the trend nowadays is to find treatments not cures . i hope this changes in the future

    • prettydarkhorse profile imageAUTHOR

      prettydarkhorse 

      8 years ago from US

      Thanks Kpartin! Maita

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      K Partin 

      8 years ago from Garden City, Michigan

      Hi Maita, good hub to remind everyone of this world problem. Thanks :)

    • prettydarkhorse profile imageAUTHOR

      prettydarkhorse 

      8 years ago from US

      Hi Dohn, thanks for dropping by, wazz up? maita

    • prettydarkhorse profile imageAUTHOR

      prettydarkhorse 

      8 years ago from US

      hi peacenhim, thanks for the read and for the youtube suggestions, they are all nice videos, again double thnaks, Maita

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      dohn121 

      8 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      You did a good thing by writing this hub, Maita. Thank you for acknowledging this cause.

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      peacenhim 

      8 years ago

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