Estimated HIV Infection and Reported AIDS Cases, 2007

January 2009
World Almanac & Book of Facts;2009, p1038
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An encyclopedia entry about human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) cases in 2007 is presented. The estimated number of new HIV infection was 2.7 million in 2007, while there were two million AIDS-related deaths in the same year. About half of the global HIV/AIDS-infection population is composed of women. The world's worst affected region is still Sub-Saharan Africa, with nearly 90% of all children suffering from HIV/AIDS. Particular focus is given to global spending on HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention.


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