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The following are facts cited in Acquired Immune Deficiency syndrome by Gerald J Stine Worldwide about 9000 persons a day become HIV-infected The majority of all HIV infections worldwide occur in people ages 15-24 Over 1 million people die of AIDS each year The number of HIV-infections worldwide has tripled since 1990 It is estimated that there will be a 20 decline in population in East Africa by the year 2001 due to AIDS Stine 360 AIDS is the leading cause of deaths among adult men and the second leading cause of deaths among adult women in Africa Bethel 135 The first for women is pregnancy and abortion relatedIt is extremely difficult to judge the exact extent of AIDS in Africa either geographically or in the population so rather than focusing on Western Africa alone it is most feasible to acknowledge modes of transmission across the African continent as a whole Bethel 138 Also we can assert that AIDS cases do not occur on the African continent in a uniform fashion but rather form an AIDS Belt in central southern and eastern Africa Bethel 138 First by mentioning the fact that the Third World contains three fourths of the Earths population and combining that fact with that of those worlds having an overall lesser knowledge upon transmission prevention and AIDS in general it is not surprising that these countries populations are greatly impacted by mortality Africa with about 12 of the worlds population is now reporting about 25 of the worlds AIDS cases It is estimated to have over 65 of the total number of HIV-infected adults and 90 of the worlds HIV-infected children Stine 364 An astonishing fact that further allows the realistic comprehension of the diseases dominance in Africa is that 6000 Africans become HIV-infected each day which is 250 persons per hour or four per minute Between 20 and 30 of sexually active adults between the ages of 20 and 40 are
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