Global Health Observatory (GHO)

Prevalence of HIV among adults aged 15–49 (%)

Situation and trends

Since the beginning of the epidemic, almost 75 million people have been infected with the HIV virus and about 36 million people have died of HIV.

Globally, 35.3 million [32.2–38.8 million] people were living with HIV at the end of 2012. An estimated 0.8% 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 20 adults living with HIV and accounting for 71% of the people living with HIV worldwide.

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