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Wednesday 1st June 2005

According to 2004 data from UNAIDS, of the estimated 40 million people infected world-wide with HIV and AIDS, 25-28 million reside in sub-Saharan African countries.

According to 2004 data from UNAIDS, of the estimated 40 million people infected world-wide with HIV and AIDS, 25-28 million reside in sub-Saharan African countries. Sub-Saharan Africa, particularly Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, remains by far the region worst affected by the HIV and AIDS epidemic; it has just over 10% of the world’s population but is home to more than 60% of all people living with HIV. In 2004 an estimated 3.1 million people in the region became newly infected, while 2.3 million died of AIDS. Among young people aged 15-24 years, young women and girls now constitute 75% of all those living with HIV/AIDS in that age group. Adult infection rates of almost 40% have been reported in some countries of Southern Africa. This is reflected in the pattern of the epidemic in the UK, which has strong historical links to this region.

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