Since the beginning of the epidemic, more than 75 million people have contracted HIV.
Nearly 36 million people have died of HIV-related causes.
Worldwide, women constitute more than half of all people living with HIV/AIDS.
For women in their reproductive years (15–49), HIV/AIDS is the leading cause of death.
International partner organizations of AIDS LIFE
Besides Austrian projects, AIDS LIFE also supports respected international AIDS relief organizations with the net profits of the Life Ball. The biggest ones are:
Further international partners and projects
In addition to the biggest partner organizations, the following international partners and projects have been funded by AIDS LIFE (in alphabetic order up to 2013):
More than 35 million people now live with HIV/AIDS. Every day nearly 6,300 people contract HIV – nearly 262 every hour.
About 25 million people affected still have no access to antiretroviral therapy.
(Sources: www.amfar.org; UNAIDS Report on the global AIDS epidemic, 2012)
…educating children is problematic, there will be AIDS. Wherever basic social needs are not met, there will be AIDS. Wherever there is violence and rape, there will be AIDS. That is why there must be an in-depth approach to prevention.
Haiti’s First Lady, Sophia Martelly, at the World AIDS Day ceremony 2012