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Data and statistics

According to UNAIDS there were around 2.7 million new HIV infections in 2008 across the world. Based on this figure, HIVsport has calculated how many new infections are likely to occur in the following sporting events:

  • That’s 450 new HIV infections in the time it takes to play a 90 minute football match
  • 37,000 new HIV infections happen during a five-day cricket Test Match
  • 150 new HIV infections take place in 10 x 3 minute rounds of a boxing contest
  • 1280 new HIV infections occurred during the period of four hours 16 minutes it took Roger Federer to beat Andy Roddick in the 2009 Wimbledon Men’s Final
  • 400 new HIV infections would occur during an 80 minute Rugby Union match
  • 50 new HIV infections happen each 10 minute ‘quarter’ of an international basketball game
  • 4 new HIV infections happened during the 47.51 seconds it took Michael Phelps to set the 100 metre Freestyle World Record at the Beijing Olympics

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HIVsport would like to thank
Durex for their support


Durex's vision is that of an HIV-free world.

We have an overriding commitment to sexual health and a strong track record of supporting initiatives to raise awareness of HIV prevention for all.

This is why we are proud to sponsor HIVsport in its effort to promote sexual health in the field of sport.

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