Many don't talk about it, but the epidemic is everywhere
around the world
live with HIV1
of people who have hiv
don't know they have it3
of people who have hiv
live in africa4
Nearly 12% of female sex workers globally have hiv5
AIDS CONTINUES TO
TAKE LIVES EVERY DAY
is the most
in the world6
1.5 million people died
from aids-related illnesses in 20137
39 million have died
of aids since the epidemic began1
The state of treatment is unacceptable
to treat hiv:
often mistaken as a cure, antiretrovirals have
harrowing side effects, some of which can be life-threatening
nearly 37 million people
in the world have hiv1
hiv-affected households in uganda have to sell some of their property to pay for treatment9
Stigma is still tied to the disease
Stigma and discrimination are the main reasons people resist gettng tested. Which leads to late diagnoses and a greater chance for hiv to progress to aids10
People who have experienced stigma are four times more likely to report poor access to care10
Stigma affects the emotional well-being of those with hiv—it leads to loss of hope and feelings of worthlessness10
if you knew a cure existed,
wouldn't you want the world to have it?
HIV/AIDS: Basic Statistics. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. www.cdc.gov/hiv/basics/statistics.html. Accessed. December 17, 2015. 2.
HIV/AIDS: Treatment Of Children Living With HIV. World Health Organization website. http://www.who.int/hiv/topics/paediatric/hiv-paediatric-infopage/en/. Accessed December 17, 2015. 3.
UNAIDS Report Shows That 19 Million Of The 35 Million People Living With HIV Today Do Not Know That They Have The Virus. UNAIDS website. http://www.unaids.org/en/resources/presscentre/pressreleaseandstatementarchive/2014/july/20140716prgapreport. Accessed February 22, 2016. 4.
HIV/AIDS: Key Facts. World Health Organization website. http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs360/en/. Accessed December 17, 2015. 5.
Kerrigan D, Semini I, N'Jie N, et al. The Global HIV Epidemics Among Sex Workers. World Bank Publications; 2012. 6.
HIV/AIDS: The Top 10 Causes of Death. World Health Organization website. http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs310/en/. Accessed December 17, 2015. 7.
Fact Sheet. UNAIDS website. http://www.unaids.org/en/resources/campaigns/2014/2014gapreport/factsheet. Accessed December 17, 2015. 8.
AIDS By The Numbers 2015. UNAIDS website. http://www.unaids.org/en/resources/documents/2015/AIDS_by_the_numbers_2015. Accessed February 22, 2016. 9.
HIV And AIDS In Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Overview. AVERT website. http://www.avert.org/professionals/hiv-around-world/sub-saharan-africa/overview. Accessed December 18, 2015. 10.
Stigma, Discrimination and HIV. AVERT website. http://www.avert.org/professionals/hiv-social-issues/stigma-discrimination.
Accessed February 22, 2016.