Listed here are the prevalence rates among adults in various countries, based on data from various sources, largely the CIA World Factbook. Outside Africa, the highest prevalence rate is found in the Bahamas 3. In absolute numbers, South Africa 7. A horizontal dash - indicates the data was not published. Adult prevalence describes ages between 15 and From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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In , the first cases of the illness were reported. Westchester County correctional officers in New York in charge of inmates in the hospital ward wear special garb due to the uncertainty of AIDS, June 15, Two Christian residents of New York City protest the gay rights bill being discussed by Congress that would guarantee equality regardless of sexual orientation. Ryan White died as a result of his illness in , only weeks before his graduation. Patrick and Lauren Burk left pose with their children, Dwight, 1, and Nicole, 4, in their trailer home in Cresson, Pennsylvania. Patrick, 27, contracted HIV through blood transfusions he took because of his hemophilia.
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Global incidence fell rapidly from to , to about 2. Sub-Saharan Africa is the region most affected. Strong and steady reductions in new HIV infections and mortality among people infected with HIV in eastern and southern Africa has pushed the ratio down from 0. Progress has been more gradual in Asia and the Pacific 0. The incidence:prevalence ratios of the Middle East and North Africa 0.
Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome AIDS is a chronic, potentially life-threatening condition caused by the human immunodeficiency virus HIV. By damaging your immune system, HIV interferes with your body's ability to fight infection and disease. It can also be spread by contact with infected blood or from mother to child during pregnancy, childbirth or breast-feeding. These drugs have reduced AIDS deaths in many developed nations. Some people infected by HIV develop a flu-like illness within two to four weeks after the virus enters the body.