The Fight Against Aids: Our Progress, Infographic.
The Fight Against Aids
Since the discovery of AIDS nearly Thirty Five years ago, we've made tremendous strides in the prevention and treatment of this disease. But there's still work to be done.
Thirty Seven Million people worldwide are living with HIV AIDS.
Twenty five point eight Million of them are living in Sub-Saharan Africa.
More than half are women and two point three Million are children
Progress over time
In the year two thousand, ARV cost was ten thousand dollars per year.
What is an ARV?
Antiretroviral drugs, or ARVs, help keep the amount of HIV in the body at a low level. This stops the immune system from weakening, allowing it to recover from any damage the virus has already caused.
Between two thousand and two thousand fifteen new infections dropped by thirty five percent. That's fifty eight percent amoung children.
Between two thousand five and two thousand fourteen, AIDS-related deaths in sub-Saharan Africa dropped by forty eight percent
In two thousand ten, ninety five million people throughout one hundred and nineteen countries were tested for HIV.
In two thousand fourteen, seventy three percent of pregnant, HIV-positive women receive ARVs.
In two thousand fourteen, twenty point two Billion was invested in the AIDS response in low and middle income countries.
In two thousand fifteen, the total number of people getting treatment rises to fifteen million.
Today the cost of ARVs is as little as one hundred dollars per year. That's only thirty cents per day.
With your help, Bank of America has donated over ten million dollars, and is committing another $10 million through 2020, bringing us one step closer to an AIDS Free Generation.