Unit 7 P3- Explain Patterns and Trends in Health and Illness Among Different Social Groupings

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Unit 7 p3- explain patterns and trends in health and illness among different social groupings. HIV and AIDS I am going to talk about two countries that have been known to have people with aids. I have chosen South Africa and the United Kingdom. I have decided to choose these two as Africa is in quite poor conditions whereas the United Kingdom is more financially stable. I am going to include some statistics More than 34 million people now live with HIV/AIDS. 3.3 million Of them are under the age of 15. Worldwide statistics. Worldwide statistics. In 2011, an estimated 2.5 million people were newly infected with HIV. 330,000 were under the age of 15. Every day nearly 7,000 people contract HIV—nearly 300 every hour. In 2011, 1.7 million people died from AIDS. 230,000 of them were under the age of 15. Since the beginning of the epidemic, more than 60 million people have contracted HIV and nearly 30 million have died of HIV-related causes. United Kingdom. Around 96,000 people were living with HIV in the UK at the end of 2011, of who a quarter were unaware of their infection. In 2011, there were 6,280 new diagnoses of HIV, contributing to a cumulative total of 124,602 cases reported by mid-2012. As of mid-2012, there have been 27,814 diagnoses of AIDS in the UK, and 20,674 people living with HIV have died (not necessarily of causes relating to HIV and AIDS). Africa More than two-thirds (69 per cent) of all people living with HIV, 23.5 million, live in sub-Saharan and Africa—including 91 per cent of the world’s HIV-positive children. In 2011, an estimated 1.8 million people in the region became newly infected. An estimated 1.2 million adults and children died of AIDS, accounting for 71 per cent of the world’s AIDS deaths in 2011. I was unable to find a graph with the exact statistics above as all the charts are only going up to 2009. I

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