HIV Status in Sub Saharan Africa
Sub Saharan Africa still bears an inordinate share of the global HIV burden. Although the rate of new HIV infections has decreased, the total number of people living with HIV continues to rise. In 2009, that number reached 22.5 million (20.9 million - 24.2 million) 68% of the Global total. Sub Saharan Africa has more women than men living with HIV. Epidemic update 2010 Global Report.
The largest epidemics In Sub Saharan Africa - Ethiopia, Nigeria, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe - has either stabilized or are showing signs of decline.The estimated 1.3 million (1.1 million - 1.5 million) people who died of HIV related illness in sub Saharan Africa in 2009 comprised 72% of the Global total of 1.8 million (1.6 million - 2.0 million ) deaths attributable to the epidemic.