HIV Aids facts report estimates of 33.4 million people living with HIV/AIDS, worldwide. 2.1 million of them are children under the age of 15.
The same 2009 report states that aids related deaths total 2 million, with 280,000 of them being children under 15 years.
Sub Saharan Africa HIV Aids Facts
The UN and World Health Organization 2009 Aids epidemic update report, shows the unfortunate, usual results, that Sub Saharan Africa has the highest population of adults and children living with HIV. Their staggering total is 22.4 million.
HIV aids in Africa tears apart families, affecting young and old alike. While officials say the disease looks stable in most regions, the exception is for Africa. In 2008 global numbers accounted Sub Saharan Africa for 71 percent of all new HIV infections.
AIDS Treatments and Preventions Helping
The good news is that similar reports show there has been a significant drop in the number of new HIV infections.
This is due to HIV prevention programs and more availability to anti-retroviral therapy that prevents new infections in children. As more HIV positive mothers get this access, it prevents them from transmitting the virus to their own children.
Newly infected people numbered 2.7 million in this 2009 update, which confirms a down turn of 17 percent over the last 8 years.
World AIDS Day
December 1st marks this highly recognized international holiday. World AIDS day is a time to raise awareness, to remember those who have passed on, and to look ahead with hope to better access to treatment and prevention services for those affected by HIV Aids.
Video by The Julia Project Startling facts about HIV/Aids in Africa
You Can Help HIV Aids Orphans
The Julia Project Foundation is dedicated to helping children around the world, who are unable to help themselves.
We focus on assisting through education, which includes school feeding programs, and the distribution of needed medicines.
Our trips to Kenya in both 2007 and 2008 working with school children in the village of Garissa, was a real-life experience to share daily life with many children affected and/or infected by HIV Aids themselves.
Give Your Best Gift
The statistics are true. HIV Aids facts say this disease has killed more than 25 million people worldwide, and 33.2 million people live with HIV Aids, making it one of the most destructive epidemics in recorded history.
Our African children friends are very real to us, and they need our help - they need your help.