Each week, 6,000 young women contract HIV.
That’s more than 850 women every single day.
Every 3 minutes,
a teenager is infected with HIV. In fact, in the time it takes you to read this post, a teenager will have been infected with
a virus that is both preventable and treatable.
770,000 people died last year
of AIDS-related illnesses. That translates to
about 3 people every 2 minutes.
Today, 400 babies will be born with HIV — the same thing tomorrow, and the day after that.
Antiretroviral drugs (ARVs), which cost only 20 cents a day, allow people living with HIV to lead full, healthy lives. This life-saving medication can also help moms living with HIV to give birth to HIV free babies.
AIDS kills more young people (aged 15-29)
than any other
Although so much progress has been made, we must act now if we want to end this disease
once and for all.
Here are 10 facts you need to know right now:
Though coverage has increased by more than 3000% since 2000, there
are still 14.6 million people living with HIV who don’t have access to treatment.
We're at a
in the fight
New HIV infections have declined by more than half since their peak in 2004,
but last year there were still 1.7 million people newly infected with the virus.
Every (RED) product you buy directly supports
AIDS-fighting programs in sub-Saharan Africa.
Globally, young women
are 60% more likely than young men to contract
HIV. Pretty unfair, right? This alarming gap is
due to poverty, gender inequality, and insufficient access to education
and sexual reproductive health services.
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There are 38 million people currently living with HIV around the world, and nearly
26 million live in
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