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on HIV and AID
Global HIV and Aids Statistics
HIV/AIDS continues to be a major global health challenge.
According to WHO statistics, over 36.7million people were living
with HIV in 2016. 1.8 million of these were children. 30% of
HIV do not know
how they got
infected ( Avert, 2018).
Since HIV/AIDS as a global health epidemic, over 78 million have
been infected with over 38 million people dying from related HIV
related illnesses (The Lancet HIV, 2016).
HIV infections are highest among low and middle income earners in
Causes of HIV
HIV is caused by a virus which is spread through
unprotected sexual intercourse with infected
person, mother to child during pregnancy, through
blood transfusions and sharing needles among
others (The Lancet HIV, 2016).
Treatment measure for HIV
The world health organisation in collaboration
with other Global partners have helped to provide
treatment particularly in resource-poor countries.
By 2016, over half of the people living with HIV
had access to antiretroviral treatment (Valdiserri,
another major milestone is significant progress in
prevention of mother to child transmission.
Prevention measures for HIV infections include
use of condoms during sex, avoid sharing syringes
and needles, use of protective gloves when at risk
of direct contact with blood among others.
Number of people living with HIV in 2016
W. and C.
AVERT.org Source: UNAIDS Data 2017
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- Fall '15