HIV/AIDS has killed 40.1million of world population

By Frank Owusu Obimpeh
Article HIVAIDS has killed 40.1million of world population
DEC 3, 2022 LISTEN

HIV/AIDS has killed up to 40.1 million people and infected 84.2 million over the past 40 years.

Up till now there is still no cure for the epidemic, there are many effective HIV prevention, treatment and care options that can enhance the quality of life.

In the year 2010, new HIV infections have declined by 32 percent, from 2.2 million to 1.5 million in 2021.

Among children, new HIV infections have dropped by 52 percent, from 320,000 in 2010 to 160,000 in 2021.

The UNAIDS gave press men this statistic during the annual HIV AIDS DAY celebration on December 1.

In 2021, some 650,000 people died from AIDS-related illnesses, down 68 percent from its peak of two million deaths in 2004.

In that same 2010 HIV saw a decline by 32 percent, from 2.2 million to 1.5 million in 2021.

2021, some 1.5 million people became newly infected with HIV, bringing the total number of people living with HIV to 38.4 million.

Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) was first recognized as a new disease in 1981 when increasing numbers of young homosexual men succumbed to unusual opportunistic infections and rare malignancies ( CDC 1981 ; Greene 2007 ).

A retrovirus, now termed human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) was subsequently identified as the causative agent of what has since become one of the most devastating infectious diseases to have emerged in recent history.