HIV - Globally, 33.2 million individuals are living with...

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Globally, 33.2 million individuals are living with  HIV/AIDS. 2.5 million individuals were infected  with the disease in 2007. 68 % of all people living with the disease live in  Sub-Saharan Africa.
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In the United States, 1,185,000 individuals are  living with HIV/AIDS. 49 % of the individuals diagnosed with HIV/AIDS  in 2006 in the United States are African- Americans; 30% are White, and 18 % are  Hispanic.
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For Nigel Hall, “HIV/AIDS is a global development emergency  and continues to spread unabated in many parts  of the world where it is wiping out the  development gains achieved over the past  decades, threatening the peace and stability of  nations and regions, and sending whole  communities into destitution.  The epidemic  primarily affects the world’s poorest communities.  (Hall, 2007).”
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Social workers can do a lot more around the 
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HIV - Globally, 33.2 million individuals are living with...

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