Football for an HIV-Free Generation in South Africa
  • Grassroot Soccer integrates the power of soccer with HIV prevention and life skills programs empowering youth with the knowledge and support to live HIV free.

  • Wednesday, June 10, 2009

  • Get the Facts
    The HIV/AIDS pandemic has become arguably the worst public health crisis in human history. UNAIDS (2008) reports:
    • Worldwide, 33 million men, women, and children are infected with HIV.
    • 2.7 million became newly infected in 2007 (roughly 7400 every day)
    • 45% of all new infections occur among 15-24 year-olds.
    • Less than 40% of young people have comprehensive HIV/AIDS knowledge.
    • 67% of people living with HIV live in sub-Saharan Africa.

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