Examine the relative & absolute (total PLWHA) ranks of, percent (%) prevalence of HIV/AIDS relative to adult population, absolute number of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) and the number of children orphaned by the AIDS epidemic in
among the top countries worldwide and in Sub-Saharan Africa that are most affected by the AIDS epidemic.
Among the countries worldwide,
and India have populations of PLWHA much higher than Ethiopia.
, the largest country in Africa, comes in a close fourth (4th) in the population of PLWHA, but could easily outpace Ethiopia, if it has not already done so, because of the larger population of
especially those in the 15-49 yo age group (examine summary demographic data), the group most affected by HIV/ADS.
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for a brief introduction about the spread of AIDS in Africa. Visit
for additional AIDS databases and resources. The links included directly below are either introductory overviews or detailed analysis about the spread of AIDS in Africa.
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AIDS in Africa US Department of State. Provides links to US policies and other international issues related to HIV/AIDS.
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The POLICY Project has prepared a set of studies on the economic impact of AIDS in 23 African countries as well as an overview paper for Africa. You can download any of these studies (in Word 97 format)