Global Health Observatory (GHO) data


Map thumbnail: estimated adults and children estimated to be living with HIV, 2015

Global situation and trends: Since the beginning of the epidemic, more than 70 million people have been infected with the HIV virus and about 35 million people have died of HIV. Globally, 36.7 million [30.8–42.9 million] people were living with HIV at the end of 2016. An estimated 0.8% [0.7-0.9%] of adults aged 15–49 years worldwide are living with HIV, although the burden of the epidemic continues to vary considerably between countries and regions. Sub-Saharan Africa remains most severely affected, with nearly 1 in every 25 adults (4.2%) living with HIV and accounting for nearly two-thirds of the people living with HIV worldwide.

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People living with HIV/AIDS

36.7 millionpeople living with HIV/AIDS worldwide in 2016

Number of people (all ages) living with HIV


1.0 millionpeople died of HIV-related illnesses worldwide in 2016

Number of deaths due to HIV


129low- and middle-income countries reported a total of 150 million people tested in 2014

Facilities with HIV testing and counselling

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