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 … Continued

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 … Continued

HIV Facts: World Regions

March 6, 2015

Latin American & The Caribbean: About 1.7 million people are estimated to be living with HIV in Latin America and the Caribbean combined, including 112,000 newly infected in 2010. Eastern Europe & Central Asia: An estimated 1.5 million people are … Continued

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 … Continued