HIV/AIDS

Fast facts on HIV

[Source: WHO/UNAIDS 2010]

33.3 million

33.3 million [31.4 - 35.3 million] people were living with HIV worldwide in 2009.

2.6 million

2.6 million [2.3 - 2.8 million] people were newly infected with HIV worldwide in 2009.

2.5 million

2.5 million [1.6 - 3.4 million] children were living with HIV worldwide at the end of 2009.

1.8 million

1.8 million [1.6 - 2.1 million] people died of AIDS-related illnesses worldwide in 2009.

1.37 million

1.37 million new cases of tuberculosis worldwide among HIV-infected people in 2008.

5.25 million

5.25 million HIV-positive people had access to ART in low- and middle-income countries in 2009.

36%

36% [33–39%] of people living with HIV and with a CD4 cell count of ≤350 cells/mm3 in low- and middle-income countries received antiretroviral therapy in 2009. (Under the previous WHO criterion for treatment initiation at a CD4 cell count of ≤200 cells/mm3, global coverage would be 52% [47–58%]).

53%

53% [40 - 79%] of pregnant women living with HIV in low- and middle-income countries received antiretrovirals for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission in 2009.

26%

26% of pregnant women were tested for HIV in low- and middle-income countries in 2009.

68%

68% of all people living with HIV are in sub-Saharan Africa.

2.3 million

2.3 million [1.4 - 3.1 million] children were living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa at the end of 2009.

3.9 million

3.9 million people in sub-Saharan Africa received antiretroviral therapy in 2009.

30 million

Over 30 million people were living with HIV in low- and middle-income countries in 2009.

1000+

Over 1000 children were newly infected with HIV per day worldwide in 2009.

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