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HIV Facts: Origins

March 6, 2015

Where did HIV come from? Scientists have identified a type of chimpanzee in West Africa as the source of HIV infection in humans. They believe that the chimpanzee version of the immunodeficiency virus, called simian immunodeficiency virus or SIV, most … Read more

HIV Facts: History

March 6, 2015

Nearly 30 million people have died of AIDS-related causes since the beginning of the epidemic in 1981. HIV is a leading cause of death worldwide, and the number one cause of death in Africa. In 2010, there were about 2.7 … Read more

HIV Facts: By The Numbers

March 6, 2015

Approximately 68% of all people living with HIV reside in sub-Saharan Africa, a region with only 12% of the global population. The country of South Africa has the highest number of people living with HIV (est. 5.6 million), more than … Read more