AIDS Deaths

Here’s question two in our lead up to World AIDS Day on Dec. 1.

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Remember when you answer each day’s HIV/AIDS question correctly, you are eligible to win a free CD — your choice of either Portable Sounds by tobyMac or Beyond Measure by Jeremy Camp. We’ll randomly choose a winner each day from the correct answers.

The answer to yesterday’s question is “true.”

HIV infections are found throughout the world, and developing countries are particularly vulnerable to the devastation caused by HIV and AIDS.

In poverty-stricken countries, many people do not understand the risk of HIV or how to prevent it. Once infected, they do not have the same access to treatment as do those suffering from the disease in the developing world.

Source: The Skeptic’s Guide to the Global AIDS Crisis by Dale Hanson Bourke (Colorado Springs, Colo.: Authentic Books, 2006), p. 9

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  1. Chris Giovagnoni November 11, 2009

    The official answer is 72 percent, and our CD winner is Jackie Kludt.

    Congratulations Jackie!

    Of the more than 2 million deaths worldwide in 2007 caused by AIDS, 72 percent of those occurred in sub-Saharan Africa.

    That statistic shows the devastating toll AIDS is taking on the continent of Africa.

    Source: 2008 Report on the Global AIDS Epidemic,Executive Summary, pp. 5, 18,

  2. Crystal November 11, 2009

    76% as reported by the UN Report on AIDS/HIV

  3. Julie November 10, 2009

    I couldn’t find it in Dale’s book, but found this from UNAIDS – WHO:

    The estimated number of deaths due to AIDS
    in 2007 was 2.1 million [1.9–2.4 million]
    worldwide, of which 76% occurred
    in sub-Saharan Africa.

  4. Vonda November 10, 2009

    three quarters (75%) ;(

  5. Jessica Bennett November 10, 2009

    68% of deaths occurred in sub Saharan.

  6. eric kjeldgaard November 10, 2009

    76% of worldwide AIDS deaths occurred in sub-saharan Africa.

  7. Sara Benson November 10, 2009

    75% aprox.
    2 million Aids deaths in 2007. Sub-Saharan Africa accounts for aprox 1.5 million deaths.

  8. Michael November 10, 2009

    (71%). Of the 2.8 million deaths worldwide in 2005 caused by AIDS, 2 million of those occurred in sub-Saharan Africa.

  9. Jackie Kludt November 10, 2009

    72% of worldwide deaths

  10. Sarah Charles November 10, 2009

    My answer is: the percentage of worldwide deaths from AIDS that occured in sub-sahara Africa is 11%.

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