South Africa

Orphans getting HIV/AIDS

          What is the problem?

Over 1,400,000 orphans have or got aids

           Orphans getting aids started before the 1930's, but some people say it started after the 1940's. There is not really a way we can stop the orphans from getting aids. Aids is the final life threatening stage of infection with Human Immunodeficiency Virus(HIV). Aids stands for Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. The case of aids was first Identified in 1981 in the United States. The name refers to the fact that HIV Severely  damages the immune system(the bodies most important defense against diseases.)

17.8 million children under the age 18 have been orphaned by aids, but this will rise to about 25 million by 2015.

Around 15.1 million or 85 percent of these children live in sub-saharan Africa.

Orphaned due to aids:

74%- Zimbabwe

63%- South Africa

*South Africa had 2,500,000 kids loose one or both their parents.

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