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Statistical Background.

Statistical Background

                         Disproportionate Impact of HIV/AIDS
Indicator                                           Africa     Outside
                                                                Africa

% world population (2000)                             10%         90%
% adults living with HIV infection (2000)             70%         30%
% children living with HlV/AIDS infections (2000)     80%         20%
% females living with HIV infections (2000)           85%         15%
% dead of AIDS (since early 1980s)                    79%         21%
% maternal-to-infant transmission
(since early 1980s)                                   95%          5%
% AIDS orphans (since early 1980s)                    92%          8%

Sources: AIDS Epidemic Update: December 2000 (Geneva: UNAIDS and World
Health Organization, 2000); Special Session of the General Assembly on
HIV/AIDS. Report of the Secretary-General. February 16, 2001 (New York:
United Nations General Assembly, 2001).
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Date:May 1, 2001
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