World: AIDS: A Global Statistical Analysis

From: Hashan Mahmud

AIDS was first recognized by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 1981. In 2006, UNIAIDS estimated 32.2 million people worldwide had AIDS. Whereas in 2009 the amount increased at 33.3 million and 1.8 million people lost their lives. The scenario is horrific in Sub-Saharan Africa where about 68% of Global HIV infected populations are struggling with this disease. Approximately 14,000 new HIV infections occur daily around the world and over 90% of these are in developing countries. One thousand are in children less than 15 years of age. Of adult infections, 40% are in woman. But this amount is higher in Africa. According to UNAIDS, 61% of HIV-infected people in Sub-Saharan Africa are female. On average, 36 young women living with HIV for every 10 young men in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The total infected population in Asia-Pacific region is an estimated 4.9 million people. Of these, 43% are at the age of 15 to 24 years and almost 50% of 4.9 million are female. In this region, HIV is increasing at a rate of 10% per year. In India, 10 in every 1000 people are infected by HIV. CHINA also has the much reason to get worry about HIV, if nothing is done to prevent the present infection rate; the rate will become double by 2010.

HIV AIDS still remain not a subject to consider seriously in most of the region of the world. According to UNAIDS, 9 HIV positive women out of 10 in developing countries DO NOT KNOW they are infected. AIDS is now a leading cause of death worldwide. It is transmitted through direct contact of a bloodstream with a bodily fluid containing HIV. Protection and self consciousness is the only way to avoid this disease. It will not be an ambitious dream to think about an AIDS free WORLD if we abide the simplest rule of SELF CONSCIOUSNESS and AWARENESS. Our heartiest pray is always for those innocent infected child of Africa and Asia. ALLAH bless them all.


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