HIV/AIDS

Paediatric HIV data and statistics


Estimated number of children living with HIV younger than 15 years receiving antiretroviral therapy, children needing antiretroviral therapy and percentage coverage in low- and middle-income countries according to region, December 2011

Geographical region Reported number of children (0-14 years) receiving antiretroviral therapy Estimated number of children needing antiretroviral therapy [range] Antiretroviral therapy coverage among children [range]
Sub-Saharan Africa 495 700 1 830 000
[1 600 000-2 000 000]
27% [24-30%]
Eastern and southern Africa 426 800 1 310 000
[1 200 000-1 400 000]
33% [30-37%]
West and central Africa 68 900
520 000
[450 000-600 000]
13% [12-15%]
Latin America and the Caribbean 17 000
39 000
[31 000-48 000]
43% [35-54%]
Latin America 13 500
29 000
[22 000-38 000]
46% [36-60%]
The Caribbean 3 500
10 200
[8 500-12 000]
34% [29-41%]
East, South and South-East Asia 44 400
111 000
[51 000-200 000]
40% [22-88%]
Europe and Central Asia 8 200
7 800
[7 500-8 200]
>95% [>95%]
North Africa and the Middle East 900
6 500
[5 200-7 900]
14% [11-17%]
Total 566 000
1 990 000
[1 800 000-2 300 000]
28% [25-31%]

Source: WHO, UNICEF, UNAIDS



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