As we celebrate another World AIDS Day, these data make a sobering read:
- More than 34 million people are living with HIV
- In 2011, 1.7m people died from an AIDS related disease
- In the same year, more than 2.5m became infected with HIV
- 1 person dies of an HIV/AIDS related illness every 19 seconds.
- 1 person becomes infected with HIV every 13 seconds.
- The number of those infected with HIV grows by 1 every 56 seconds, that’s 563,142 per year.
We need better Prevention.