Thursday is World AIDS Day. In sub-Saharan Africa, AIDS has not lessened its grip: The latest numbers from the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS indicate that region is home to more than 60 percent of all people living with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
STEVE INSKEEP, host:
The global war on AIDS will be highlighted tomorrow during World AIDS Day. Here are some numbers that suggest the grip of AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa. That region is home to something more than 10 percent of the world's population, 10 percent. But the latest numbers from the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS indicate sub-Saharan Africa is home to more than 60 percent of all people living with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. And southern Africa remains the epicenter of the epidemic with millions of people infected. According to health professionals, condoms remain a primary tool in the battle against the spread of the disease.
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