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African Countries With Most HIV Infected People- Check That Of South Africa

According to the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), 37.7 million [30.2 million–45.1 million] persons worldwide will be infected with HIV by 2020. 

There are approximately 23.8 million HIV-positive people in Africa, accounting for 91 percent of the world's HIV-positive people. In light of this, this article aims to raise awareness by presenting the ten most HIV/AIDS-infected African countries. The data is derived from Wikipedia and UNAIDS. The most recent data is from 2020, and it includes both Africa's and the world's rankings. 

1. Eswatini: The Kingdom of Eswatini, formerly (and still popularly) known in English as Swaziland, has the highest HIV adult prevalence rate of 27.10 percent. They have a population of 1.16 million people, however 200,000 are affected. The annual death toll from HIV/AIDS is 2,300 people. They are Africa's and the world's most afflicted country. 

2. Lesotho: An enclaved country bordered by South Africa. The adult HIV/AIDS prevalence rate is 23.10 percent. They have a population of 2.142 million people. A total of 340,000 people are affected with the disease. Every year, an estimated 4,800 individuals die as a result of HIV/AIDS. They are Africa's and the world's second most afflicted country. 

3. Botswana: There are 380,000 HIV/AIDS patients out of a total population of 2.352 million. Adults have a prevalence rate of 22.20 percent. Every year, 5,000 people are killed by the sickness. 

4. South Africa: With a 17.30 percent adult prevalence rate, it ranks fourth in both Africa and the world as one of the most infected countries. There are 7,500,000 persons living with HIV/AIDS. The population of the country is 59.31 million people. The disease claims 72,000 lives each year. 

5. Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe is the world's and Africa's fifth most HIV/AIDS-infected country. From the country's projected population of 14.86 million, there are 1,400,000 persons living with HIV/AIDS. Every year, 20,000 people die as a result of HIV/AIDS. The percentage of adults affected is 13.40 percent. 

6. Namibia

7. Mozambique

8. Zambia

9. Malawi

10. Equitorial Guinea.

Other Countries 

Ghana is the 28th most HIV-infected country in Africa and the globe. 

They have 340,000 infected people and 14 deaths per year. 

With 1,800,000 infected people, Nigeria ranks 38th in both Africa and the world.

Sources: https://www.unaids.org/en/resources/fact-sheet

https://www.afro.who.int/health-topics/hivaids

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries

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