HIV/AIDS is a worldwide pandemic that touches every continent on earth and these HIV infection statistics put a numerical figure to the hearsay.
Specifically focusing on Asia, this infographic details that 5 million people are living with HIV in Asia and Pacific region, with the majority of new infections occurring in Nepal. The majority of these new infections are happening among those aged 25 and under, with those living with infection being men who have sex with men, sex industry workers and intravenous drug users.
Although these numbers are shocking, there has been significant increases to the number of programs that help spread education on the illness with much more public funding going into treatment programs every year.
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This HIV Infection Statistics Chart Offers Insight and Hope for Change
Published: Dec 4, 2012 • References: visual.ly