The facts

  • Worldwide about 36,9 million people are infected with HIV, every year 2 million persons are added to this number.
  • In Sub-Saharan Africa about 25,8 million persons are HIV positive, of which 2,3 million are children
  • There are 13,3 million AIDS orphans in the world
  • Every 26 seconds someone dies of AIDS
  • Every 16 seconds someone gets infected with HIV
  • Only 2 out of 5 adolescents know how to prevent HIV
  • In the West practically everybody has access to life saving medication. In Sub-Saharan Africa only 41% of the population does
  • 74% of all new HIV infections among adolescents in Sub-Saharan Africa are women.