HIV/AIDS in Africa

HIV/AIDS In Africa

HIV/AIDS is a major public health concern and cause of death in many parts of Africa. Although Africa is home to about 14.5% of the world's population, it is estimated to be home to 69% of all people living with HIV and to 72% of all AIDS deaths in 2009.

Southern Africa is the worst affected region of Africa, as well as the worst affected region in the world, with the epidemic reaching very high levels in Swaziland, Botswana, Lesotho, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Namibia. By contrast, North Africa has low HIV/AIDS rates.

Read more about HIV/AIDS In Africa:  Overview, Origins of AIDS in Africa, History, Measurement, Tuberculosis, Prevention Efforts

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