PRB Topic Feed: HIV/ AIDS/ STIs/Topics/HivAidsStis.aspxWorld Population Highlights 2007: HIV/AIDSNearly 63 percent of all people with HIV worldwide live in sub-Saharan Africa--25 million people. While southern Africa has been hardest hit, other regions also face serious AIDS epidemics. 08/16/2007/Publications/Articles/2007/623HIVAIDS.aspxf3035565-c58b-43f5-a34e-4574fc240fe6In Asia, Doing the Right Thing to Beat the AIDS PandemicUnsafe drug injection and unprotected commercial sex have interacted to fuel Asia's sharp rise in new HIV infections. 12/01/2004/Publications/Articles/2004/InAsiaDoingtheRightThingtoBeattheAIDSPandemic.aspxb43b1c0e-06e4-4799-a7f2-f0e55a36ddd9Reproductive Health of Youth in East AfricaYouth in parts of East Africa have among the world's highest rates of HIV infection, in part, because of their limited knowledge of reproductive health. Young women in the regions are vulnerable to unintended pregnancies that can negatively affect their health, educational opportunities, and life goals.04/21/2010/Publications/Articles/2010/youtheastafrica-rh.aspxae43d304-d60b-42a5-86f0-1b54768c15f2Youth and the HIV/AIDS CrisisAbout half of all people infected with HIV are under age 25, according to World Health Organization estimates, and in less developed countries, up to 60 percent of all new infections are among 15-to-24-year-olds. 08/01/2000/Publications/Articles/2000/YouthandtheHIVAIDSCrisis.aspxab4c5d36-b81f-49dd-b498-e0fb0a3bccc8Progress Against HIV/AIDS Amidst Persistent ChallengesA new report from the international organization, UNAIDS, has good news about the global HIV/AIDS epidemic. Although the number of people living with HIV remains high, 33.3 million in 2009, fewer people are becoming infected with HIV. 12/29/2010/Publications/Articles/2010/aids-prevalence.aspx8750b9d9-f856-4699-8f32-e16d35397dd2Sexual Behavior and Contraceptive Use Among Youth in West Africa This article examines data from the Demographic and Health Surveys conducted in the West African countries of Burkina Faso, Mali, and Senegal, and explores the variation in sexual knowledge and practice among youth ages 15 to 24. 02/19/2009/Publications/Articles/2009/westafricayouth.aspx69e471e5-e82a-489b-a068-e4f889bf9fe8AIDS Fight in Sub-Saharan Africa an Uphill BattleThe HIV epidemic in Africa is fueled by mobile populations, ignorance of the disease, lack of access to prevention, inadequate treatment and care services, and stigma and discrimination.10/15/2002/Publications/Articles/2002/AIDSFightinSubSaharanAfricaanUphillBattle.aspx6383f65b-9807-4807-b508-3639d543d9f7UN Raises World Population Projections; AIDS Continues to Devastate Sub-Saharan AfricaWorld population is projected to reach 9.3 billion in the year 2050, up from the 8.9 billion that the UN projected just three years ago. But even with the impact of AIDS on countries in sub-Saharan Africa, populations will increase because of continued high birth rates.02/01/2001/Publications/Articles/2001/UNRaisesWorldPopulationProjectionsAIDSContinuestoDevastateSubSaharanAfrica.aspx59658f40-0030-4b46-a212-2eea4de65a1fHIV Spreads Rapidly in Eastern Europe, Central AsiaEastern European and Central Asian countries face the troubling news that HIV infections in the region are increasing more rapidly than anywhere else in the world, with unsafe drug-injecting practices responsible for the vast majority of infections.12/01/2001/Publications/Articles/2001/HIVSpreadsRapidlyinEasternEuropeCentralAsia.aspx51e4e940-6d40-49fe-942c-a336bc92260dOnce an Urban Phenomenon, HIV/AIDS Threatens Lives and Livelihoods of Rural CommunitiesAIDS-related deaths among farm workers threaten agricultural production and food security, most notably in southern and eastern Africa. 08/20/2003/Publications/Articles/2003/OnceanUrbanPhenomenonHIVAIDSThreatensLivesandLivelihoodsofRuralCommunities.aspx4c9be2f9-1eda-4ce6-84e8-454914b0802c