NOV 28, 2018 12:33 PM PST

All you need to know about HIV and AIDS

WRITTEN BY: Liat Ben-Senior

December 1st marks the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day. Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is a chronic, potentially life-threatening condition caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). In 2017, worldwide approximately 36.9 million people were living with HIV, an estimated 940,000 people died from AIDS-related illnesses. Antiretroviral therapy has transformed HIV from a nearly always fatal infection into a manageable chronic condition, however, HIV remains a global health threat. In honor of the world’s AIDS day we created this infographic that summarize important facts and timelines about the disease. Education is key in prevention and management of the AIDS.

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  • Content and marketing professional specializing in the biotech and life sciences industry. My scientific background includes immunology and molecular biology research, both in academia as well as in industry. A constant learner, who is fascinated by the forefront of science. Very excited to join Labroots’ team of writers.
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