How many people are infected with HIV Worldwide

  • 36.9 million people worldwide live with HIV (as of 2017).
  • Of these, 21.7 million people have access to antiretroviral therapy. This is 2.3 million more than in 2016 and almost 14 million more than in 2010.
  • 940.000 people died of AIDS in 2017, compared to 1.5 million in 2010.
  • In 2017, around 1.8 million people around the world were newly infected with HIV, the same number as in the previous year.
  • In eastern and southern Africa, where more than 50% of people are living with HIV, the number of adult new infections has fallen the most in the world, by a total of 30% since 2010.
  • In Eastern Europe and Central Asia, by contrast, the number of new infections has risen by 30% in the last six years.
  • In terms of the UNAIDS * 90-90-90 targets, in 2017, 75% of people living with HIV worldwide knew about their status, 79% of whom had access to treatment, and 81% of those had a suppressed viral load.

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