Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome or AIDS was first recognized in the early 1980âs. AIDS has already infected around 60 million people and led to the deaths of more than 25 million people around the world, making it one of the most lethal syndromes of the human history. It is considered a pandemic disease by the World Health Organization (WHO) and is prevalent all over the world. According to the annual reports of the Joint United Nations Program on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) it was reckoned that 31.6 millionâ35.2 million people were living with AIDS at the end of 2010. The percentage of people living with AIDS has also substantially increased (~ 17%) from what it was in the year 2001. The annual reports also revealed the fact that there were approximately 2.4 millionâ2.9 million novel HIV infections at the end of the year 2010.
HIV/AIDS Vaccine Design and Strategies: Rupali Saxena, Gourav Mishra, Batul Diwan and Archana Tiwari
Last date updated on July, 2014