Facts About HIV and AIDS



More than 20 million men, women and children have died from AIDS.




90 percent of HIV-positive children were infected during birth or breastfeeding.




Public education and prevention campaigns in Uganda cut HIV infection rates from 14% of adults in the early 1990's to 5% in 2001.




Just $1 of medicine can save a baby from contracting HIV/AIDS at birth.




88 percent of HIV/AIDS patients who are sick enough to need treatment do not have access to life-saving medication.




Evidence shows that Africans taking the life-saving anti-retroviral drugs adhere to their regimens much better than Americans or Europeans -- the success rate is about 90%.




Half of the 15-year-olds living in South Africa and Zimbabwe today will eventually die of AIDS.

Independent Online, South Africa



1 in 50 New Yorkers is infected with HIV.

Momentum AIDS Project



76 percent of young people in sub-Saharan Africa living with HIV are female.

PUSH Journal



15 million children have lost one or both parents to AIDS.

New York Times