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HIV/AIDS is a very serious matter. When people get this infection they first start out with HIV and then progress to AIDS. HIV/AIDS attacks your immune system and takes it over so it no longer functions. This disease can spread extremely easily which means someone might have it and not even know. Here are 7 Stats you probably didn't know about HIV/AIDS! 
1.  In 2011 34 million people were living with HIV and AIDS.

As of 2011, there were 34 million reported cases of HIV/AIDS worldwide. HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. It is an infection that can be spread extremely easily. Over time the disease attacks a person's immune system and it can turns into AIDS, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome.


2. In 2014 2 million people became infected with HIV/AIDS.

AIDS can be spread through blood and other body fluids. It could easily be spread from a pregnant mother to an unborn baby. In a few situations it has spread through organ transplants. Since AIDS can be spread extremely easily, people that are infected with it can pass it on to others within a community.


3. Sub-Saharan Africa has the most people infected with HIV/AIDS with 25.8 million people.

The symptoms of HIV/AIDS can range from flu like symptoms to no symptoms at all. This means that some people could go years without ever knowing they have HIV or AIDS. In countries that don’t have access to health care such as, Sub-Saharan Africa, people that are infected with HIV or AIDS may never get proper treatment.


4. Only 54% of people in the world that are infected with HIV/AIDS know they are infected.

Some countries that have a large population of people with HIV/AIDS have started making people get tested for it. This causes more and more people to be aware that they have a severe infection and need to get treated immediately. When people know they are infected this lets other people in their community know that they should probably get tested to see if they have the infection. This process allows more and more people to become aware of this cruel infection.

5. About 15.8 million people in the world know they are infected with HIV/AIDS and are getting treated.

In wealthy countries people are getting educated on what HIV/AIDS is and how it is transmitted. This way they will know if they or another individual has it. Educating people in a community will help the number of deaths from HIV/AIDS decrease. Scientist work everyday to find a vaccine to stop HIV which would cause AIDS to stop. 


6. Between 2000-2015 the amount of people infected with HIV/AIDS dropped 35%.


People have become aware of their surroundings. They are listening to people and either getting tested or getting a vaccine for HIV so they won't get AIDS. Treatments have become less expensive which has benefited many people around the world. With these solutions the amount of people with an HIV/AIDS infection has decreased rapidly.


7. In 2003 7.8 million lives have been saved from HIV/AIDS.


In 2003, WHO began a program to treat 5 million people that had HIV/AIDS. The WHO program did end up failing and never reached their goal but were still able to help millions of people. This meant that they had saved millions of people from having AIDS take them over. The WHO program got people thinking about what they could do to one day stop HIV/AIDS.

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