Definition: This entry gives an estimate of the number of adults and children who died of AIDS during a given calendar year.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012See also: HIV/AIDS - deaths map
Testing for HIV/AIDS During Advent
The Huffington Post - 12/4/2013 1:59:07 PM
I face little risk for contracting HIV/AIDS. Regardless, I was tested. Why? Getting tested counts. For people who get tested even once, it increases awareness and lowers the likelihood of engaging in risky behaviors. It is time to stop HIV/AIDS.
False prophets and herbalists, barriers to HIV/AIDS - Minister
Ghana Web - 12/7/2013 12:22:30 PM
Bede Ziedeng, the Northern Regional Minister has said false prophets and herbalists who profess to have the cure for HIV and AIDS were barriers in the quest to ... that these efforts would be fruitless if people continued to stigmatize and discriminate ...
HIV/AIDS prevalence rate reduces to 1.3%
Vibe Ghana - 12/6/2013 6:50:14 PM
Alhaji Baba Jamal, Deputy Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, on Tuesday lauded the gains made in the country in the reduction of HIV and /AIDS prevalence. The rate dropped from 3.6 per cent in 2003 to 1.3 per cent in 2013.
HIV/AIDS database adds information from more than 100 countries
Los Angeles Times - 9/25/2013 8:58:35 PM
The U.S. Census Bureau announced Monday that it had updated its world HIV/AIDS database to include new data on more than 100 countries, including China, Ghana, Ethiopia, India and Cameroon. The update comes as United Nations officials are ...
World AIDs Day: HIV no longer considered death sentence
KMOV - 12/1/2013 4:33:00 PM
In 1981, when the virus was discovered, being HIV-positive was considered a death sentence. For most patients today ... And so, on this 25th World AIDS Day, Goforth has mixed emotions. It's a day that, in the past, has been incredibly sad and traumatic ...
How to achieve an AIDS-free generation? Ghana has a few ideas
GlobalPost - 12/6/2013 4:12:45 PM
New statistics from the United Nations released on World AIDS day this week have global health experts speculating about the possibility of an AIDS-free generation. Their hope lies in the cradle. The number of children who contract the disease at birth ...
UNAIDS: Rate of new HIV infections drops by half in 25 countries
CNN - 11/20/2012 7:26:54 PM
New HIV infections have dropped more than 50% in 25 low- and middle-income countries, according to a new World AIDS Day report by the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). There were 700,000 fewer new infections last year than in ...
AIDS-Free Generation Still a Dream in Southern Africa
ipsnews.net - 12/6/2013 7:11:43 PM
JOHANNESBURG, Dec 6 2013 (IPS) - Maureen Phiri, 18, has a soft voice and a strong message about HIV and young people in her country. “In Malawi, people are still in denial because of cultural beliefs. Traditional leaders and churches are denying the disease.
HUGE: HIV Infections, AIDS Deaths Dropping Worldwide
ryot.org - 9/24/2013 6:00:48 PM
A UN report claims that the number of HIV infections and Aids-related deaths has drastically fallen ... to make sure that millions of people — especially in the developing world — can access lifesaving HIV treatment at an affordable price.”
Mayor's breakfast held to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of World AIDS Day
MyFox Detroit - 12/6/2013 7:54:40 PM
"We're trying to get to a place where we have no new HIV infections, that people aren't dying of AIDS-related deaths and where we live in a kinder, gentler world without discrimination," says Phillip Kucab, founder of World AIDS Day Detroit. In the U.S ...
Mandela arrived late to the fight against HIV-AIDS
Globe and Mail - 12/6/2013 10:24:59 PM
The words were stark and taut with pain. On Jan. 6, 2005, Nelson Mandela shocked the world when he summoned reporters to his Johannesburg home and announced: “My son has died from AIDS.” By disclosing just how 54-year-old Makgatho, his sole surviving ...
HIV and Aids: record numbers in poorer countries receive treatment
theguardian.com - 11/20/2013 2:15:43 PM
Record numbers of people living in low- and middle-income countries are receiving antiretroviral treatment, and HIV infection ... on HIV and Aids, said there were worrying signs that some countries were not on track to meet global targets and commitments ...
AIDS Deaths, New HIV Infections Continue to Drop Worldwide
US News and World Report - 11/19/2012 11:52:57 PM
That translates to 500,000 fewer people dying worldwide from AIDS in 2011 ... there remain 34 million people living with HIV/AIDS around the globe, as well as 2.5 million new infections and 1.7 million deaths annually.
World AIDS Day: South Africa makes progress in HIV/AIDS fight
The Grio - 12/1/2012 2:20:22 PM
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — In the early 90s when South Africa’s Themba Lethu clinic could only treat HIV/AIDS patients for opportunistic ... are readily available on World AIDS Day 2012 in sub-Saharan Africa where deaths from AIDS-related causes have ...