Top 10 Countries With Highest HIV Rate in the World
AIDS is a deadly disease that is abbreviated as acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, which is the disease in which a person loses his full immunity, and especially the body loses its cellular strength, getting the body more prone to other deadly diseases such as hepatitis, tuberculosis , and other viral infections. In addition to sexual transmission, this disease is commonly transmitted by the use of infected injections, and the disease is mostly found in countries with drug addicts where unhygienic injections are used to inject drugs into the body even after single injection use. AIDS is a threat and has now infected many countries, but science has advanced a lot in treatments and vaccines are being developed, however, yet care is much better than treatments and remedies. And this selection highlights the 10 countries most affected by HIV AIDS in the world.
Malawi has around 10% of HIV patients. As a consequence, around 68,000 people die annually of this disease. Initially, Malawi’s government was slow in dealing with this disease, but over time, the government is showing keen interest in controlling this epidemic, and the condition has now improved, although it is one of the poorest countries in the world.
The total of about 1,400,000 people in Tanzania is suffering from HIV positive. Every year, around 86,000 people die of AIDS in Tanzania, which is ninth in this selection of the 10 countries most affected by HIV AIDS in the world.
The total of 11.3% of the citizens of this country are HIV patients. The nation is facing the serious threat of HIV. This disease is uniformly found and distributed in every part of Mozambique. And around 74,000 people of the disease in the country become the target of this disease.
About 1,100,000 people in Congo are suffering from HIV AIDS and are considered the seventh country in the world with the highest incidence of AIDS. It is the first African nation that has been exposed to this deadly disease. Unprotected sex in the country is reported as the main cause of transmission of the disease.
Strange to hear this, but the United States is the sixth country most affected by AIDS on the globe. The rate of HIV in this nation is also very alarming. It is said that HIV was transmitted from an immigrant in the 1960s. The eastern and southern states are heavily infected, than others. Coastal regions are very prone to this disease. Citizens in the United States as a whole suffering from HIV are 1,148,200 people, which is very dangerous.
The HIV prevalence rate is around 14.9%, and has improved due to the awareness campaigns launched by the country’s government. In 2003 it was 22.1%.
HIV positive people are approximately 1,500,000 in Kenya. In recent years, the country has improved its health conditions, and because of this, HIV rates have also declined, but numbers still need to be improved.
It has reported 2,400,000 cases of HIV in the country. The people in India are very poor, and a large population is deprived of adequate health facilities. The provinces of the Southeast and Northeast are greatly affected by this disease. India needs to spread awareness in its less informed community areas to combat and adapt resistance and preventive measures to protect itself from disease.
Botswana is the country where the first case of HIV was first reported in the year 1985. It is the second country most affected by AIDS in the world. And since then, the country is subject to this serious illness. About 320,000 people are reported to be infected with HIV. The disease is severely affecting the development process of the nation, and the mortality rate has increased in an alarming way. The country needs to take effective measures to control the problem. It is one of the countries most sparsely populated by the planet, and inhabited by a little more than 2 million inhabitants. In the phase of achieving independence from the United Kingdom in 1966, the country was one of the poorest on the planet, with GDP per capita approaching $ 70 annually.
1. SOUTH AFRICA
South Africa is the country with the maximum number of HIV patients. And there are around 5,600,000 patients reported to be HIV positive, which is alarming situation. This represents around 12% of the entire South African population suffering from this epidemic, and an estimated 310,000 people die each year from this disease. The country’s government is trying its best to control the disease, but awareness campaigns are still needed to be launched in the country for effective control.