So December 1st was World Aids Day. So what?
Here are a few million "what's" to mull over.
New HIV infections in 2006 = 4.3 million (UNAIDS/WHO 2006 report)
AIDS deaths in 2006 = 2.9 million (UNAIDS)
Deaths in sub-Saharan Africa in 2006 = 2.1 million (UNAIDS)
Total deaths = 25 million since 1981 (UNAIDS 2006)
Total infections = 65 million since 1981 (UNAIDS 2006)
Total children orphaned as of World AIDS Day 2006 = 15 million
Country with highest infection rate = 33.4 percent in Swaziland (UNAIDS 2006)
Proportion of new infections in sub-Saharan Africa that are women = 2/3(UNAIDS 2006)
Proportion of those needing ARV treatment who receive it = 24 percent (UNAIDS 2006)
P.S. Most HIV+ people don't know they're infected.