The AIDS Impact

South Africa

  • 5.3 million adults and children live with HIV/AIDS
  • 1.1 million children under the age of 17 have become orphans as a result of AIDS
  • 21.5 percent of the population ages 15-49 is HIV positive
  • 2.9 million women ages 15-49 are HIV positive
  • 230,000 children under the age of 14 are HIV positive
  • In 2003 alone, 370,000 adults and children died of AIDS

Sub-Saharan Africa

  • 25 million adults and children live with HIV/AIDS
  • 12.1 million children under the age of 17 have become orphans as a result of AIDS
  • 7.5 percent of the population ages 15-49 is HIV positive
  • 13.1 million women ages 15-49 are HIV positive
  • 1.9 children under the age of 14 are HIV positive
  • In 2003 alone, 2.2million adults and children died of AIDS

The Rest of the World

  • 37.8 million adults and children live with HIV/AIDS
  • 15 million children under the age of 17 have become orphans as a result of AIDS
  • 1.1 percent of the population ages 15-49 is HIV positive
  • 17 million women ages 15-49 are HIV positive
  • 2.1 children under the age of 14 are HIV positive
  • In 2003 alone, 15 million adults and children died of AIDS
Source: UNAIDS 2004 Report on the Global AIDS Epidemic, Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS

 

 
TEAM 25:40
Help become part of the solution by running for 25:40. Whether you are a novice or an elite athlete, you can elevate your experience above just a race -- you can race to give an at-risk child in rural South Africa a #FightingChance to rise above poverty, disease and violence.
THE AIDS IMPACT
The Sub-Saharan AIDS epidemic has a devastating effect on millions of families. Consider that 5.5 million adults and children live with HIV/AIDS in South Africa alone. Discover the hard facts about poverty, disease and violence, and help become a part of the solution.
CURRENT PROJECTS
25:40’s current focus is on children living in rural areas of South Africa’s Eastern Cape. We have selected this area as our place of initial focus due to its extreme poverty, lack of resources and lack of attention from the outside world.