Every two minutes a young woman contracts HIV. EVERY TWO MINUTES! Join me and Johnson & Johnson in their movement for a HIV-free world & create your own video to share!
Johnson & Johnson’s Make HIV History
The statistics for young woman contracting HIV is unbelievable! According to UNAIDS, every week, 7,000 young women around the world contract HIV. Yes, you read that right, 7,000 every week! That’s a young woman contracted every two minutes. Young women aged 10-24 are TWICE as likely to contract HIV as males the same age.
Its time we start sharing and bringing more awareness to light on this subject. Get educated and let’s beat the statistics! Today, young people make up over 20% of HIV/AIDS cases in the United States. As young as 13 to 24 years old account for just over one in five HIV diagnoses.
After over 30 years, HIV is still here. In fact, 30% of people globally who are HIV positive don’t even know it! The vast majority of people living with HIV are located in low- and middle-income countries, with an estimated 25.5 million living in sub-Saharan Africa. Among this group 19.4 million are living in East and Southern Africa, which saw 44% of new HIV infections globally in 2016.
Treatments for HIV have improved, including a promising possible HIV vaccine being developed by Johnson & Johnson which they announced at this year’s Global Citizen Festival. Yes, a possible vaccine, how would that change the world?
Last year, 1 million people died from HIV-related illnesses. 1.8 million children globally are HIV positive. It’s time to come together! That’s one of the reasons why I’m supporting this campaign from Johnson & Johnson to #makeHIVhistory.
Join me and Johnson & Johnson in their movement for a HIV-free world & share your video. Let’s start by educating the world and bringing more awareness to this epidemic!
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