POZLife: Life from the Infected and Effected point of veiw.


Posted by pozlife on June 11, 2008



  • 33.2 million people now live with HIV or AIDS.
  • In 2007, approximately 2.5 million people were infected with HIV.
  • Every day, over 6800 people become infected with HIV – almost five people per minute.
  • 5700 people die from AIDS every day.
  • One child dies every minute.
  • 15 million children around the world have been orphaned by AIDS, losing one or both parents to the disease.
  • Every fifteen seconds, another person age 15-24 becomes infected with HIV/AIDS.


  • Roughly one million people living with HIV/AIDS in the United States.
  • Since the start of the AIDS epidemic, 1.5 million Americans have been infected with HIV and more than 524,000 have died of AIDS.
  • At least 40,000 people are infected each year.
  • African Americans account for 48% of new HIV infections.
  • AIDS is the leading cause of death for African American women aged 25 to 34 and HIV rates among Hispanic women are increasing.
  • The number of women living with HIV has tripled in the last two decades.
  • At least half of all new infections are among people under the age of 25.
  • Washington, DC has the highest HIV/AIDS prevalence rates in the United States – one in 20 people are living with HIV or AIDS.

What can you do? Get the Facts, Get Tested, Get Involved.



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