(more) Bad news from Africa

There were an estimated 2.7 million new infections worldwide in 2008; 1.9 million of them were in Sub-Saharan Africa. The number of people added to treatment each year is also increasing rapidly, but not rapidly enough to keep up with new infections. Worldwide in 2008, 1.1 million people were added to treatment; 825,000 of them in Sub-Saharan Africa.

That is, more than 1 million newly diagnosed untreated were added to the pool of HIV/AIDS-infected people living in Sub-Saharan Africa in 2008. If we ignore the growth rates and just look at the levels, less than half of all the people infected are on antiretroviral drugs:

only 44% of people in need of ARV treatment in Sub-Saharan Africa were actually receiving it

Aid Watch. There’s a lot more at the link, if you follow the links in that post. Here’s one of the main links, a big and depressing report on the problem.


February 4, 2010 - Posted by | Epidemiology

1 Comment »

  1. If you really want to unnderstand AIDS and get to the truth please Google- W.H.O. Murdered Africa –

    Comment by Rene' Descartes | February 5, 2010 | Reply

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