HSA 3111 Week Eleven - Aids Pandemic -2010

HSA 3111 Week Eleven - Aids Pandemic -2010 - ● THE...

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Unformatted text preview: ● THE EXPLODING GLOBAL HIV/AIDS PANDEMIC ● THE POTENTIAL ENORMITY OF THE HIV/AIDS PANDEMIC IS PROFOUND Three-year-old Emmanuel stands outside his house in Kampala, Uganda. Emmanuel has been infected with HIV since his birth, and lives now with some relatives as his parents, both are HIV positive, are unable to take care of him. AIDS awareness billboard in Lundazi, Zambia ● A DEADLY SITUATION ● “UNLESS METHODS OF PREVENTION, WITH OR WITHOUT A VACCINE, ARE SUCCESSFUL, THE WORST OF THE GLOBAL PANDEMIC WILL OCCUR IN THE 21ST CENTURY” ● New England Journal of Medicine ● HIV HAS INFECTED MORE THAN 60 MILLION PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD. ● AIDS HAS ALREADY KILLED MORE THAN 25 MILLION PEOPLE, SURPASSING TUBERCULOSIS AND MALARIA AS THE LEADING INFECTIOUS CAUSE OF DEATH WORLDSIDE. ● World Health Organization ● IN 2007 ALONE, A RECORD 2.61 MILLION PEOPLE HAVE DIED – INCLUDING 330,000 CHILDREN. ● IN 2007 33.2 MILLION PEOPLE LIVED WITH THE DISEASE. ● IN AFRICA, FOR THE FIRST TIME, HIV- INFECTED WOMEN AGED 15-49 OUTNUMBER INFECTED MEN. ● THE IMPACT ON DEVELOPING NATIONS IS STAGGERING, WITH EVEN GREATER POTENTIAL DISASTER TO COME. ● Over 19 million women are living with HIV/AIDS. ● By the year 2010, five countries (Ethiopia, Nigeria, China, India, and Russia) with 40 percent of the world's population will add 50 to 75 million infected people to the worldwide pool of HIV disease. ● There are 14,000 new infections every day (95 percent in developing countries). HIV/AIDS is a "disease of young people" with half of the 5 million new infections each year occurring among people ages 15 to 24. ● The UN estimates that, currently, there are 14 million AIDS orphans and that by 2010 there will be 25 million. ● AFRICA HAS BEEN THE EPICENTR OF HIV/AIDS GLOBALLY AND CONTINUES TO CARRY THE LARGEST DISEASE BURDEN, WITH 70% OF PEOPLE LIVING WITH AIDS WORLDWIDE, 83% OF GLOBAL AIDS DEATHS, AND 95% OF THE WORLD’S AIDS ORPHANS. ●...
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This note was uploaded on 07/18/2011 for the course HSA 3111 taught by Professor Lytle during the Fall '08 term at University of Florida.

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