28 November 2006
In 2005, there were approximately 38.6 million people living with HIV and AIDS in the world. Sub-Saharan Africa is the worst affected region, with 24.5 million cases in adults (age 15+) and children.
AIDS killed 2.8 million people worldwide in 2005 and there were 4.1 million new cases reported.
Information about HIV/AIDS and resources for prayer and action can be found at the Catholic Relief Services website.
You can also test your knowledge about AIDS at the World Vision website.
Progress towards implementing the Millenium Deelopment Goal of combating HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases can be found the United Nations Development Program website.