Global Health Observatory (GHO) data

Number of women living with HIV

Situation and trends

The proportion of women living with HIV has remained stable, at 51% of the global total. About 17.4 million adults living with HIV are women. Women comprised 59% of the adults living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa in 2014, as they have for most of the past decade.

The HIV response for women has also contributed to achieve the MDG 5 – the reduction of maternal mortality- because 60% of treatment in 2014 was provided to women, reducing the largest cause of mortality among women of child bearing age in Africa.

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