Listed here are the prevalence rates among adults in various countries, based on data from various sources, largely the CIA World Factbook. Outside Africa, the highest prevalence rate is found in the Bahamas 3. In absolute numbers, South Africa 7.
The report covers adults aged 18 to 49 and only people living in households — not prisoners, the homeless or patients in institutions, said Gerry McQuillan, who led the study. That works out to anywhere betweenpeople andpeople, withthe middle number, McQuillan said. Men were more likely to be infected 0.
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Anyone can contract HIV, and while IDUs are at great risk because of practices related to their drug use, anyone who engages in unsafe sex e. However, while all groups are affected by HIV, some are more vulnerable than others, as summarized below. MSM account for just a small fraction 2 percent of the total U.
Footnote 1 This followed a report from the United States on a cluster of cases of gay men presenting with Pneumocystis Carinii Pneumonia PCP and Kaposi's Sarcoma, both rare infections occurring only in people with severely compromised immune systems. As early identified cases were concentrated in the gay community, one of the proposed names for this emerging illness was Gay-Related Immune Deficiency GRID. By lateit became clear that other groups were also affected, leading the U.
Approximately 75 million people have become infected with HIV since the start of the epidemic. HIV : A virus that is transmitted through certain body fluids and weakens the immune system by destroying cells that fight disease and infection, specifically CD4 cells often called T cells. Left untreated, HIV reduces the number of CD4 cells in the body, making it more difficult for the immune system to fight off infections and other diseases.
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Between andthe number of adults and children living with HIV in MENA increased by 73 percent and the number of new infections grew by 52 percent—the highest rates of increase among world regions see figure. It is not just infections that are increasing. Between andthe annual number of AIDS-related deaths in the region more than doubled, while the worldwide number dropped by 16 percent.