AIDS Deaths Worldwide

Here’s question seven 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 false.

ART is not a cure for HIV; rather ART prevents the virus from replicating in the body. By stopping HIV from making copies of itself, less virus occurs in the body, which in turn allows the immune system (T cells) to rebuild itself. A stronger immune system can then defend the body and keep a person fairly healthy.

Source:, November 2008

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  1. frank September 10, 2012

    how do i find out who have died of aids by names…. i move backed to calif and can t find my friends especially those who had and friends that were friend of that person who died.

    1. Jacquie Parella September 10, 2012

      Frank, I do not think that is public information. You may be better off searching for other friends or family members of your friend who died. I’m very sorry to hear about your friend’s death and hope you can connect to some of your other friends soon.

  2. Anthony Thumann January 22, 2010

    The true death toll from AIDS over the entire world is 53,000,000 since 1957 where Dr. Hilary Kaprowski started the disease by infecting 1,000,000 Africans in the Belgium Congo with colaboration between the Belgium Government and the United States Government. This is called Genocide.

  3. Chris Giovagnoni November 19, 2009

    Joy Caguioa Tadeo was one of three people who provided the answer we were looking for, 23 million. She answered correctly via our Facebook page and won the CD for the day.

    An estimated 23 million people died of AIDS between 1990 and 2007.

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

  4. Rita November 18, 2009

    over 25 million, surpassing bubonic plague, but since 3 million die per year, you could multiply that by 28 years (beg. 1981), it’s around 84 million deaths. (my guess)

  5. Jenny November 18, 2009

    23 millon have died

  6. Sara Benson November 18, 2009

    More than 25 million people since ’81.

  7. Mindy Marcus November 18, 2009

    “More than 25 million people have died of AIDS since 1981.”

  8. Sarah Charles November 18, 2009

    Since it’s “discovery” in 1981, 25 million people have died due to AIDs.

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