UNITED NATIONS JOINT PROGRAM ON AIDS / HIV
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PRESS RELEASE (UNAIDS) World AIDS Experts Call for Urgent Action
Twenty years after the first clinical evidence of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome was reported, AIDS has become the most devastating disease humankind has ever faced. Since the epidemic began, more than 60 million people have been infected with the virus. HIV/AIDS is now the leading cause of death in sub-Saharan Africa. Worldwide, it is the fourth biggest killer.
At the end of 2001, an estimated 40 million people globally were living with HIV. In many parts of the developing world, the majority of new infections occured in young adults, with young women especially vulnerable. About one-third of those currently living with HIV/AIDS are aged 15-24. Most of them do not know they carry the virus. Many millions more know nothing or too little about HIV to protect themselves against it.
THE REPORT>UNITED NATIONS JOINT PROGRAM ON AIDS / HIV
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|1. Global summary of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, December 2001|
|2. Regional HIV/AIDS statistics and features, end 2001|
|3. Global estimates for Adults and Children, end 2001|
|4. Adults and children estimated to be living with HIV/AIDS as of end 2001|
|5. Est. number of adults and children newly infected with HIV during 2001|
|6. Est. adult and child deaths from HIV/AIDS during 2001|
|7. Children (<15 years) estimated to be living with HIV/AIDS as of end 2001|
|8. Est. deaths in children (<15 years) from HIV/AIDS during 2001|
|9. Est. number of children (<15 years) newly infected with HIV during 2001|
|10. About 14,000 new HIV infections a day in 2001|
|11. End 2001 global HIV/AIDS estimates for children (<15 years)|
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