I care . . . Do you?"I care . . . Do you?" is the slogan for the second year of a two-year campaign intended to create a sustained focus on the role of men in the AIDS epidemic.
- Globally, over half of all people living with HIV/AIDS are men (53%).
- In most regions of the world, two-thirds or more of the people living with HIV/AIDS are men:*
- Australia, New Zealand and Eastern Pacific = 92% (MSM);
- South and Southeast Asia = 65% (Hetero, IDU);
- East Asia and Western Pacific = 87% (MSM, Hetero, IDU);
- Latin America = 75% (MSM, IDU, Hetero);
- North America = 80% (MSM, IDU, Hetero);
- Western Europe = 75% (MSM, IDU);
- Caribbean = 60% (MSM, Hetero);
- North Africa and the Middle East = 80% (Hetero, IDU);
- Eastern Europe and Central Asia = 77% (IDU); and
- Sub-Saharan Africa = 45% (Hetero).
- Since the beginning of the epidemic, AIDS has been responsible for more than 9 million deaths among men.
- All over the world, men tend to have more extramarital partners, thereby increasing their own and their primary partners' risk of contracting HIV.
- Over 70% of HIV infections worldwide occur through sex between men and women.
- 5-10% of HIV infections worldwide occur through sex between men.
- 5% or so of HIV infections worldwide occur among people who inject drugs, four-fifths of whom are men.
* Modes of transmission: Hetero (heterosexual transmission), IDU (transmission through injecting drug use), MSM (sexual transmission among men who have sex with men).