HIV & Aids The facts and impacts. What is HIV? What is AIDS?.
The latest statistics of the global HIV and AIDS were published by UNAIDS in November 2009, and refer to the end of 2008.
Estimate Range People living with HIV/AIDS in 2008
Adults living with HIV/AIDS in 2008
Children living with HIV/AIDS in 2008
AIDS deaths in 2008
Child AIDS deaths in 2008
More than 25 million people have died of AIDS since 1981.
Africa has over 14 million AIDS orphans.
At the end of 2008, women accounted for 50% of all adults living with HIV worldwide
In developing and transitional countries, 9.5 million people are in immediate need of life-saving AIDS drugs; of these, only 4 million (42%) are receiving the drugs.
The number of people living with HIV has risen from around 8 million in 1990 to 33 million today, and is still growing. Around 67% of people living with HIV are in sub-Saharan Africa.
Every hour, two young Americans between ages 13 and 24 are infected with HIV.
According to http://www.hivaidssearch.com
The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) strikes anyone - young and old, the rich or poor, the famous and unknowns. The nameless victims who get infected go unnoticed, but celebrities who do, always get the world's attention. This is a list of the top 10 celebrities who are known to have or to have had the virus known as HIV, including those who have died (whether from AIDS or another cause).
1) Rock Hudson- Iconic Hollywood leading man, the first major American celebrity whose AIDS diagnosis was made public. Unquestionably, he was one of the most popular and well-known movie stars of his time. The public got a double shock when it was revealed he had AIDS and was gay. In 1985, Hudson died at the age of 59.
6) Earvin "Magic" Johnson- One of the greatest NBA players of all time, Johnson is widely considered as the best point guard ever to play the game. Since publicly announcing he had been infected with the virus HIV, Johnson continues to be an advocate for HIV/AIDS prevention and safe sex.