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33 Million

people in the world live with HIV/AIDS and the vast majority are unaware of their HIV status.

12 Million

young people between 15 to 24 live with HIV/AIDS.

74 Thousand

more people are infected with HIV every day. Almost half of them are under 25.

30 Percent

of new HIV infections are women and are a growing share of new AIDS cases.

26 Percent

of people living with HIV were women by 2005. The number of women living with HIV has tripled in the last two decades.

80 Percent

of newly diagnosed HIV-positive women contracted the virus through heterosexual sex.

Young women are about three times more vulnerable to HIV infection than their male peers.

Resources: Young People and HIV/AIDS, updated November 2010 Statistics: United States, updated October 2011