This site will give you an idea of the scale of the African AIDS epidemic. I say an idea as the figures needed to describe the amount of infections, orphans, and ultimately deaths due to the crisis cannot be put into words or even images. To give you a quick idea of the scale of the problem in Africa, a person die approximately every 13 seconds from the killer disease. So in the 5 mins you’ve taken to make a yourself a warm drink and returned to this screen, another 23 people have died. Words and charts will never connect with what a human life is really all about. Each of these victims are part of a family, with parents, or children. As I say it gives you an idea, however we will never be able to grasp the scale of the suffering and lives lost to this disease.