- More than 35 million people now live with HIV/AIDS and
3.3 million of them are under the age of 15.
- In 2012, an estimated 2.3 million people were newly
infected with HIV and it is in fact that every day, nearly
6,300 people contract HIV – nearly 262 every hour. Also, in
the same year, 1.6 million people died from AIDS.
- There are approximately 1.1 million people living with
HIV/AIDS in the U.S., and almost 1 in 6 of them is unaware
of their infection.
- Since the start of the AIDS epidemic, 1.7 million Americans
have been infected with HIV and more than 650,000 have died
- An estimated 50,000 new HIV infections occur in the
U.S. each year.
- Men who have sex with men (MSM) account for the majority
of new HIV/AIDS diagnoses although MSM comprise only around
4% of the U.S. male population.
- New HIV diagnoses among MSM were more than 44 times
higher than among other men and more than 40 times higher
than women in 2008. By race, blacks/African Americans face
the most severe burden of HIV.
- It is best to contemplate serious matters, particularly
diseases such as AIDS. Awareness, motivation and a better
perspective of things can provide answers to these problems.