Presentation on theme: "This disease targets the immune system and causes it not to function correctly, so then your body cannot fight off diseases as well. AIDS stands for acquired."— Presentation transcript:
This disease targets the immune system and causes it not to function correctly, so then your body cannot fight off diseases as well. AIDS stands for acquired immune deficiency syndrome.
South Africa(18.1%), Swaziland(26%) and Botswana(23%) are the countries that are most infected with AIDS. In the country of Congo 3.5% of the population (120,000) carry AIDS. In Nigeria 3.6% of the population, that’s 2,600,000 people in the country are infected. 21% of the adults in Ethiopia suffer from AIDS. In Uganda 6.7% of its population have AIDS.
To see an in depth description of the information and stats on AIDS follow this link http://www.avert.org/subaadults.htm http://www.avert.org/subaadults.htm
AIDS is a global issue because it has reached the level of epidemic. That means AIDS is a global disease Hence, AIDS is in Ashland, Wisconsin. With more people who have AIDS it increases the chances of us getting AIDS ourselves.
Since the start of the AIDS epidemic more than 15 million Africans have died. 2/3 of all the people infected with AIDS live in Sub- Saharan Africa. In 2007 1.5 million of those people died from AIDS.
They are causing the disease to spread through more continents when they travel. Africans are trying to stay abstinent to prevent AIDS. Also, they are trying to not use dirty needles in hospitals. Still many Africans are infected and dying.
AIDS has spread so much, people on every continent have it. Avert is an international AIDS prevention charity that is trying to help avoid the spread of AIDS. RED is a group that helps AIDS victims by selling items and take some of the profit of that item and donate it to AIDS victims.