Update on global HIV/AIDS and the cost of prevention

McKay, Alexander
June 2006
Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality;2006, Vol. 15 Issue 2, p117
Academic Journal
The article discusses the contents of a report on global HIV/AIDS statistics. The report, presented in the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) 2006 Report on the Global AIDS Epidemic, indicated the level of HIV/AIDS infestation which already amounts to a global health tragedy. With 24.5 million people aged 15-49 years old infected with AIDS, the sub-Saharan Africa region has the largest burden of HIV/AIDS infection. In Asia, 8.3 million people aged 15-49 were living with HIV infections at the end of 2005. According to UN estimates, between 33.4 million and 46.0 million people worldwide were living with AIDS at the end of 2005. On the other hand, a total of US $122 billion global commitment to prevent AIDS is expected to impede half of the new infections.


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