AIDS stands for "Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome," which is what happens when a person's immune system is destroyed by the HIV virus.
According to the United Nations, more than 37 million people are living with the HIV virus, which causes AIDS. More than two-thirds of them are in sub-Saharan Africa. More than 36 million have died of AIDS related complications.
At least 30 people have been killed in a triple suicide bombing in Nigeria+++Kenyan patient declared free of Ebola, as Congo and Uganda fight the outbreak+++South Africa amplifies its campaign against HIV/AIDS by encouraging people with high risk of infection to go for testing and use PrEP, Aids preventative medicine.