Awareness

HIV/AIDS Awareness and Prevention Campaign:

The objective of the program is to raise awareness among the Ethiopian-Canadian community about HIV/AIDS, to curb and ultimately reverse the spread of the virus, to reduce stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS and to contribute to the care, support and treatment of People Living with HIV/AIDS.

P2P Canada organizes the World AIDS day conference, the annual Habesha Youth Festival, Sisters for Sisters Forum, train-the-trainer seminars and provides targeted educational sessions.

Did you know?

Global Statistics:

• Of the estimated 3.2 million children under the age of 15 living with HIV, approximately 91% reside in sub-Saharan Africa.
• An estimated 220,000 children became newly infected with HIV in 2014, 190,000 of them in sub-Saharan Africa.
• In 2013, approximately 190,000 children died of AIDS-related illnesses.
• Approximately 220,000 children became newly infected with HIV in 2014.
• Between 2005 and 2012, estimated AIDS deaths among adolescents increased by 50%.
• Adolescent girls (15-19) account for approximately two thirds of new HIV infections among adolescents.

 

Ethiopia:

• Estimated HIV Prevalence (Age 15–49)…………………………….1.0% (2017)
• People living with HIV/AIDS ……………………………………… 730,000 (2017)
• Estimated AIDS Deaths………..…………………..………………….15,338 (2017)
• Estimated Children living with HIV/AIDS…………………………110,000(2017)
• Estimated Orphans due to AIDS…..……….……..………………..557,934 (2017)
• Reported Number of Adults
Receiving Antiretroviral Therapy (ART)………………..………….386,123 (2015)