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.