AIDS or Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome is one of the most prevalent challenges for humanity alongside Cancer and has spread its destructive tentacles all across the world since several decades. Although the disease was discovered in the early 80s, its existence goes far back and likely has its origin in Africa. No wonder, Africa remains a hotspot for HIV-AIDS cases because of its endemic poverty and high population. Particularly South Africa and central African nations have fallen prey to the havoc of AIDS. However, with the advent of newer and better drugs, thanks to improvements in medical science, our weapons to fight against AIDS are becoming more potent.
However, merely patting ourselves on the back for the assurance that our medicines have become better and stronger is akin to blindsiding ourselves particularly when our view lacks real numbers. The war on AIDS is fought in two ways, one on the cellular level and other on the demographic level. With a burgeoning population of 7.5 billion people and still growing, the later is a war of its own and hence a peek into the statistics of this ‘war’ is necessary.