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HIV Statistics - Regional Breakdown of the Epidemic

HIV/AIDS Data That Puts the Epidemic in Perspective

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Updated July 16, 2007

The latest HIV statistics were published by UNAIDS in June 2007. The report gives the latest AIDS/HIV statistics from around the world, regional statistics for HIV/AIDS as well as AIDS data for individual countries and regions.

Regional Statistics for HIV & AIDS

  • Sub-Saharan Africa
    • Adults & Children Living with HIV/AIDS*: 24.7
    • Adult Infection Rate(%): 5.9
    • Deaths of Adults & Children*: 2.1

  • East Asia
    • Adults & Children Living with HIV/AIDS*: 0.75
    • Adult Infection Rate(%): 0.1
    • Deaths of Adults & Children*: 0.04

  • Oceania
    • Adults & Children Living with HIV/AIDS*: 0.08
    • Adult Infection Rate(%): 0.4
    • Deaths of Adults & Children*: 0.004

  • South & South-East Asia
    • Adults & Children Living with HIV/AIDS*: 7.8
    • Adult Infection Rate(%): 0.6
    • Deaths of Adults & Children*: 0.6

  • Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    • Adults & Children Living with HIV/AIDS*: 1.7
    • Adult Infection Rate(%): 0.9
    • Deaths of Adults & Children*: 0.084

  • Western Europe
    • Adults & Children Living with HIV/AIDS*: 0.74
    • Adult Infection Rate(%): 0.3
    • Deaths of Adults & Children*: .012

  • North Africa & Middle East
    • Adults & Children Living with HIV/AIDS*: 0.46
    • Adult Infection Rate(%): 0.2
    • Deaths of Adults & Children*: 0.036

  • North America
    • Adults & Children Living with HIV/AIDS*: 1.4
    • Adult Infection Rate(%): 0.8
    • Deaths of Adults & Children*: 0..018

  • Caribbean
    • Adults & Children Living with HIV/AIDS*: 0.25
    • Adult Infection Rate(%): 1.2
    • Deaths of Adults & Children*: 0.019

  • Latin America
    • Adults & Children Living with HIV/AIDS*: 1.7
    • Adult Infection Rate(%): 0.5
    • Deaths of Adults & Children*: 0.065

  • Global Totals
    • Adults & Children Living with HIV/AIDS*: 39.5
    • Adult Infection Rate(%): 1.0
    • Deaths of Adults & Children*: 2.9

*Figures in millions


Facts and figures

  • During 2006 an estimated 4.3 million adults and children became infected with HIV

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  • By the end of the year, an estimated 39.5 million people worldwide were living with HIV/AIDS.

  • The year also saw 2.9 million deaths from AIDS, despite the availability of HIV antiretroviral therapy which reduced the number of deaths in high income countries.

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