From the BBC: While 25 million Africans are infected by HIV, a recent UN report estimates that up to 90 million will be infected within 20 years unless action is taken. Those are staggering numbers, here are some reference points.
It’s as if most of the population of Australia (20,351,000) had HIV. The prediction for the future would be equivalent to the entire country of Germany (82,490,000) and NY city in the US (8,085,742) being infected with HIV. Or France (60,742,000) and the state of California (35,484,453) being completely infected with HIV. Stats from www.prb.org.
One great ministry that is currently serving the children of South Africa in the midst of the AIDS crisis is Rainbows of Hope.