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What are the countries with the maximum AIDS sufferers? - Answers

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What are the countries with the maximum AIDS sufferers?

World Map depicting countries with maximum AIDS sufferers

AIDS (Acquired immune deficiency syndrome or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) is a set of symptoms caused by a virus called HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus). Unprotected sex a primary cause of AIDS, along with contaminated blood transfusions, hypodermic needles, and the transfer from mother to child during pregnancy, delivery, or breastfeeding.

If AIDS is detected at an early stage, there is a good chance of stopping the disease.

AIDS occurs in three stages
The first stage (Acute primary infection) begins around one to four weeks after being infected, and is similar to the flu, with symptoms including fever, body rash, sore throat, swollen glands, and muscle pain.

In the second stage (Asymptomatic stage) a person feels better as the virus does not trouble the body but is still active. In some cases, the virus may not reveal symptoms for up to 10 years, depending on the age or the overall health of a person. It does cause a lot of damage to the immune system in the long run.

As a person reaches the third stage, the immune system is badly damaged and the body is incapable of fighting infections and is more prone to serious bacterial or fungal infections. The symptoms at this stage include weight loss, chronic diarrhea, night sweats, persistent cough, and skin problems.

Millions of people across the globe die because of ignorance and the lack of knowledge about the causes, symptoms, and treatment of AIDS.

Reports reveal that people living in African countries are among the top sufferers of AIDS. Here is a Report by UNAIDS revealing the countries with the maximum number of sufferers.

Country 2016 Sufferers
Global 36,700,000
South Africa 7,100,000
Nigeria 3,200,000
India 2,100,000
Mozambique 1,800,000
Kenya 1,600,000
Uganda 1,400,000
United Republic of Tanzania 1,400,000
Zimbabwe 1,300,000
Zambia 1,200,000
Malawi 1,000,000
Brazil 830,000
Ethiopia 710,000
Indonesia 620,000
Cameroon 560,000
Côte d’Ivoire 460,000
Thailand 450,000
Democratic Republic of the Congo 370,000
Botswana 360,000
Lesotho 330,000
Ghana 290,000
Angola 280,000
Viet Nam 250,000
Ukraine 240,000
Myanmar 230,000
Namibia 230,000
Mexico 220,000
Rwanda 220,000
Swaziland 220,000
South Sudan 200,000
France 180,000
Haiti 150,000
Spain 140,000
Central African Republic 130,000
Italy 130,000
Pakistan 130,000
Argentina 120,000
Colombia 120,000
Guinea 120,000
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 120,000
Chad 110,000
Mali 110,000
Togo 100,000
Malaysia 97,000
Burkina Faso 95,000
Congo 91,000
Burundi 84,000
Cambodia 71,000
Peru 70,000
Benin 67,000
Dominican Republic 67,000
Sierra Leone 67,000
Iran (Islamic Republic of) 66,000
Chile 61,000
Philippines 56,000
Sudan 56,000
Gabon 48,000
Niger 48,000
Guatemala 46,000
Papua New Guinea 46,000
Liberia 43,000
Senegal 41,000
Guinea-Bissau 36,000
Equatorial Guinea 35,000
Ecuador 33,000
Nepal 32,000
Madagascar 31,000
Jamaica 30,000
Kazakhstan 26,000
Australia 25,000
Cuba 25,000
El Salvador 24,000
Somalia 24,000
Netherlands 23,000
Morocco 22,000
Honduras 21,000
Panama 21,000
Gambia 20,000
Bolivia (Plurinational State of) 19,000
Paraguay 19,000
Romania 16,000
Eritrea 15,000
Republic of Moldova 15,000
Tajikistan 14,000
Algeria 13,000
Costa Rica 13,000
Bangladesh 12,000
Georgia 12,000
Uruguay 12,000
Egypt 11,000
Lao People’s Democratic Republic 11,000
Mauritania 11,000
Sweden 11,000
Trinidad and Tobago 11,000
Yemen 9,900
Azerbaijan 9,200
Nicaragua 8,900
Djibouti 8,600
Guyana 8,500
Kyrgyzstan 8,500
Bahamas 8,200
Saudi Arabia 8,200
Afghanistan 7,500
Latvia 6,600
Ireland 6,200
Suriname 4,900
Belize 4,300
Sri Lanka 4,000
Bulgaria 3,500
Czech Republic 3,400
Armenia 3,300
Lithuania 2,900
Tunisia 2,900
Cabo Verde 2,800
Serbia 2,700
Barbados 2,600
Lebanon 2,200
Albania 1,700
Croatia 1,500
Bahrain <500
Jordan <500
Kuwait <500
Malta <500
Mongolia <500
Montenegro <500
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia <500
Comoros <200
Fiji <1000
Slovakia <1000
Slovenia <1000
Qatar <100
Austria NA
Belarus NA
Belgium NA
Bhutan NA
Bosnia and Herzegovina NA
Brunei Darussalam NA
Canada NA
China NA
Cyprus NA
Democratic People’s Republic of Korea NA
Denmark NA
Estonia NA
Finland NA
Germany NA
Greece NA
Hungary NA
Iceland NA
Israel NA
Japan NA
Luxembourg NA
Maldives NA
New Zealand NA
Norway NA
Oman NA
Poland NA
Portugal NA
Republic of Korea NA
Russian Federation NA
Singapore NA
Switzerland NA
Syrian Arab Republic NA
Timor-Leste NA
Turkey NA
Turkmenistan NA
United Arab Emirates NA
United Kingdom NA
United States NA
Uzbekistan NA

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