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Today is World AIDS Day. It marks an internationally recognised event aimed at raising awareness about HIV and AIDS around the world. Across the globe, the event is commemorated in a multitude of ...

Today is World AIDS Day. It marks an internationally recognised event aimed at raising awareness about HIV and AIDS around the world. Across the globe, the event is commemorated in a multitude of ways, collectively symbolised by the wearing of red ribbons, a sign of support for those living with HIV.

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  • World AIDS Day Status of the Global Epidemic Next Generation Pharmaceutical EU www.ngpharma.eu.com
  • AIDS was first recognised in 1981 in the US Genetic research indicates that HIV originated in Africa during the late 1800s and is thought to have arrived into the Western Hemisphere from Haiti in the late 1960s. Next Generation Pharmaceutical EU www.ngpharma.eu.com
  • Since then the prevalence of AIDS has increased dramatically... 33.4 million people are living with HIV worldwide 2.1 million are children under 15 There were 2.7 million new cases of HIV in 2008 2 million people died from HIV and AIDS in 2008 Next Generation Pharmaceutical EU www.ngpharma.eu.com
  • Since its initial recognition AIDS is believed to have killed 25 million people Next Generation Pharmaceutical EU www.ngpharma.eu.com
  • People living with HIV around the world Eastern Europe and Central Asia 1.5 million Latin America 1.7 million Sub-Saharan Africa 22 million N.America and West Europe Asia 2 million 5 million Oceania 74,000 Middle East and North Africa 380,000 Next Generation Pharmaceutical EU www.ngpharma.eu.com
  • Number of new cases in 2007 N.America and West Europe 81,000 Oceania 13,000 Sub-Saharan Africa Eastern Europe 1.9 million and Central Asia 110,000 Asia Latin America 380,000 140,000 Middle East and North Africa 40,000 Next Generation Pharmaceutical EU www.ngpharma.eu.com
  • Sub-Saharan Africa remains the region most heavily affected by HIV 67% of those living with HIV 75% of AIDS deaths occur live in Sub-Saharan Africa in Sub-Saharan Africa Next Generation Pharmaceutical EU www.ngpharma.eu.com
  • The number of children living with HIV has been steadily increasing 1990: 250,000 children 2000: 1,450,000 children 2007: 2,100,000 children Next Generation Pharmaceutical EU www.ngpharma.eu.com
  • There were over 7,400 new HIV infections a day in 2008 1200 cases 48% were 97% were in low and were children women middle income countries Next Generation Pharmaceutical EU www.ngpharma.eu.com
  • Total annual resources available for AIDS In 1987 total resources EC 0.5% equalled just $59 million UN 2% Global Fund 7% $8.9 billion Foundations 6% 2007 Bilaterals 33% Domestic Public & Private 52% Next Generation Pharmaceutical EU www.ngpharma.eu.com
  • Treatment is becoming more universal, with coverage doubling in 2 years 15% had access to antiretrovial 33% had access to antiretrovial therapy in 2005 therapy in 2007 Next Generation Pharmaceutical EU www.ngpharma.eu.com
  • The world currently possesses the means to prevent new HIV infections, reduce HIV-related illness and death, and mitigate the epidemic’s harmful effects on households, communities, and societies. Yet, there is no annual research update on the subject and the National Institutes of Health, perhaps the best hope of curing AIDS, has been underfunded for almost a decade. A cure for AIDS could save the lives of millions of people around the world. Too many lives have been lost and devastated already. Next Generation Pharmaceutical EU www.ngpharma.eu.com
  • Further Reading www.unaids.org www.worldaidsday.org http://www.philly.com/inquirer/opinion/20091201_AIDS_cure_isn_t_out_of_reach.html Next Generation Pharmaceutical EU www.ngpharma.eu.com