HIV is a virus that attacks the immune system, our body’s natural defense against illness. If HIV is left untreated, a person’s immune system will get weaker and weaker until it can no longer fight off life-threatening infections and diseases.
- 220,000 people living with HIV
- 0.7% adult HIV prevalence (ages 15-49)
- 11,000 new HIV infections
- 6,700 AIDS related deaths
- 65% adults on antiretroviral treatment
- 91% children on antiretroviral treatment