Menstuff® has compiled the following information on deaths
from AIDS. Plus the HIV Information
According to the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, as of
the end of 2000, the following trends of the worldwide epidemic (or
pandemic) of HIV are evident:
- Today, 36.1 million people are estimated to be living with
HIV/AIDS worldwide. Of these, 34.7 million are adults. 16.4
million are women, and 1.4 million are children under 15.
(Editor's note: While an estimate of the
number of men living with AIDS was not noted, we are
guesstimating that if we subtract the women and children under 15,
we get that number - which is 18.3 million or 51% men and 45%
women. Add to those figures the number of children by sex and the
total "male" population is probbly somewhere around 53 to
- An estimated 21.8 million people have died from AIDS since the
epidemic began. 17.5 million were adults, including 9 million
women. 4.3 million were children under 15.
(Editor's note: Again they fail to report men
which we estimate at 8.5 million plus male children.)
- During 2000, AIDS caused the deaths of an estimated 3 million
people, including 1.3 million women and 500,000 children under 15.
(Editor's note: Go figure - 1.2 million men
plus male children.)
- Women are becoming increasingly affected by HIV. Approximately
47%, or 16.4 million, of the 34.7 million adults living with HIV
or AIDS worldwide are women. (Editor's
note: I wonder who the rest are?)
The overwhelming majority of people with HIV - approximately 95%
of the global total - now live in the developing world.
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