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AIDS In Africa By; Elena Bustamante
Why is AIDS such a big problem in Africa?
What I Already Knew
It is a really big disease in Africa
It kills many people each day
A lot of people don’t have money to buy the treatment that helps them
It is a sexually transmitted disease
Why I Chose This Topic
Big deal in Africa
I wanted to learn a lot more about what the government is trying to do to help it
How the disease even began
What Is AIDS?
AIDS stands for acquired immune deficiency syndrome, it is a disease that infects the human immune system caused by HIV.
HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus, it is a virus that causes AIDS by infecting helper T cells of the immune system.
In 2005 2.3 million people died
1 person died every 13.1 seconds, 13 people died every 5 minutes, 274 people died every hour, and 6,575 people died every day
Africa was estimated to have more than 60% of the AIDS infected population
About 71% of deaths among 15 and 49 year olds, are caused by AIDS
Schools in Africa have fewer teachers, because of AIDS. In 2006 21% of the teachers became infected
How Many People Die Each Year From Aids?
In 2005 2.0 million people died from AIDS in Africa
At the end of 2007 22.0 million children and adults were living with HIV or AIDS, 1.9 million adults and Children were newly infected, and there was 1.5 million deaths of adults and children who had AIDS
In 2007 there was almost 1,000 AIDS caused deaths happening every day
Treatment has steadily increased in many African countries over the past few years
More than 2 million HIV/AIDS sufferers now receive the life-prolonging medication, there has been a 50% increase since 2005
Average life expands usually are 54 years, without AIDS it would be at least 64 years old.
Over half of 15 year olds are not expected to live over the age of 60
Africa is one of the most hardest hit region of this disease in the world
When people die from aids, they leave behind their children. Then the children have to live and grow up without parents are any close family
Most people are starting to die as young adults or young children
By 2025 there will be way fewer people aged 30-60 years old than there would be without HIV/AIDS.
Questions I Still Have
How much do treatments cost?
What is the government going to start doing about Africa’s decreasing population?