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The following information contains HIV/AIDS facts and links pertaining to Africa  and the rest of the world. Please check these pages frequently as additional information will be added from  time to time.  HIV/AIDS FACTS (According to UNAIDS ) • By far the worst-affected region, sub-Saharan Africa is now home to 29.4 million people living with HIV/AIDS. • Approximately 3.5 million new infections occurred there in 2002, while the epidemic claimed the lives of an estimated 2.4 million Africans in the past year. • Ten million young people in Africa (age 14-24) and almost 3 million children under 15 are living with HIV. • Africa is home to nearly 70% of adults and 80% of children living with HIV in the world, and has buried three-quarters of the more than 20 million worldwide who have died of AIDS since the epidemic began. • Infection rates in young African women are far higher than in young men, with rates in teenage girls in some countries five times higher than in teenage boys. Among young people in their early
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