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Statistics: Worldwide

Worldwide Statistics Stats HIV AIDS Asia Africa Europe Pandemic

  • In 2016, 36.7 million people were living with HIV.

  • In 2016, 1.8 million people became newly infected with HIV; 160,000 were under the age of 15.

  • About 4,932 people will become infected with HIV each day—about 205 every hour.

  • Since the beginning of the pandemic, 76.1 million people have contracted HIV and 35 million have died of AIDS-related illnesses, including 1 million in 2016.

  • In 2016, 19.5 million people living with HIV were accessing antiretroviral therapy.
     

The Regional Picture

Asia and the Pacific
In 2016, an estimated 270,000 people in Asia and the Pacific became newly infected with HIV, bringing the total number of people living with HIV in the region to 5.1 million. AIDS-related illnesses claimed 170,000 lives.

Eastern and southern Africa
In 2016, there were 19.4 million people living with HIV in eastern and southern Africa —more than half of all people living with HIV in the world—and an estimated 790,000 new infections. The region accounts for 43% of the global total of new HIV infections. More than half of people living with HIV in East and southern Africa are women and girls. In 2016, about 420,000 people died of AIDS-related illnesses.

Eastern Europe and central Asia
In 2016, an estimated 190,000 people in Eastern Europe and central Asia became newly infected, bringing the number of people living with HIV in the region to 1.6 million. AIDS claimed 40,000 lives.

Latin America and the Caribbean
In 2016, there were an estimated 115,000 new HIV infections in Latin America and the Caribbean and 45,400 AIDS-related deaths. There were 2.1 million people in the region living with HIV.

Middle East and North Africa
In 2016, there were 230,000 people living with HIV in the Middle East and North Africa and an estimated 18,000 new infections. AIDS-related illnesses claimed 11,000 lives.

Western and central Africa
In 2016, there were 6.1 million people—women accounted for 56% of that number—living with HIV in western and central Africa, and an estimated 370,000 new HIV infections. AIDS claimed 310,000 lives.

Western and central Europe and North America
In 2016, there were 2.1 million people living with HIV in Western and central Europe and North America and an estimated 73,000 new HIV infections. In these regions, 18,000 people died of AIDS-related causes.


Source: UNAIDS Fact Sheet July 2017
(Updated 8/2017)