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Anonymous asked in HealthDiseases & ConditionsSTDs · 1 decade ago

How many children is affected with HIV/AIDS?

HELP US TO SAVE THE CHILDREN

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  • pepper
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    1 decade ago
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    Worldwide: Children under the age of 15 living with HIV/AIDS in 2006: 2.3 million (range of 1.7-3.5 million).

    UNICEF - More than three million people died of AIDS-related illnesses in 2005; of these more than 500,000 were children.

    http://www.childinfo.org/areas/hivaids/

    ESTIMATED number of AIDS (not HIV infection) cases In the United States - year 2005 data:

    <13 years old: 58

    13-14 years old: 66

    15-19 years old: 476

    Note. These numbers do not represent reported case counts. Rather, these numbers are point estimates, which result from adjustments of reported case counts. The reported case counts have been adjusted for reporting delays and for redistribution of cases in persons initially reported without an identified risk factor, but not for incomplete reporting.

    http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/topics/surveillance/resourc...

    At the end of 2006, women accounted for 48% of all adults living with HIV worldwide, and for 59% in sub-Saharan Africa.

    Young people (under 25 years old) account for half of all new HIV infections worldwide - around 6,000 become infected with HIV every day.

    http://www.avert.org/worldstats.htm

    And of course - those figures don't touch on the number of AIDS orphans around the globe. Those are infection rates.

    Source(s): Revised Classification System for HIV Infection and Expanded Surveillance Case Definition for AIDS Among Adolescents and Adults http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/00018871.... Revised Classification System for Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection in Children Less Than 13 Years of Age http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/00032890....
  • 1 decade ago

    Roughly 75 times more children die from DROWNING than AIDS per year in the US. Misplaced priorities maybe? Help us buy some life jackets.

  • 1 decade ago

    too many

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