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How Many People Die from AIDS?

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Updated October 06, 2007

Question: How Many People Die from AIDS?
When the AIDS epidemic emerged 25 plus years ago, most everyone diagnosed die soon after. Thankfully, that is no longer the case. But in some parts of the world, people are still dying at very alarming rates.

Answer:
Twenty-five years ago, before HIV medications and treatments were available, people were dying from AIDS in very large numbers. They were only diagnosed after HIV had ravaged their immune system and infections was slowly killing them. But today, people are being diagnosed earlier in the course of the disease and fewer people are dying from AIDS.

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Unfortunately, in some parts of the world, AIDS continues to kill millions. Researchers, prevention specialists, and HIV educators continue to develop ways to slow and eventually end the dying. The key is affordable medications and resources, both HIV care workers and money.

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