Global HIV/AIDS Statistics

GLOBAL STATISTICS

People living with HIV

  • In 2013, there were 35 million [33.2 million–37.2 million] people living with HIV.

- Since the start of the epidemic, around 78 million [71 million–87 million] people have become infected with HIV and 39 million [35 million–43 million] people have died of AIDS-related illnesses.

New HIV infections

  • New HIV infections have fallen by 38% since 2001.

- Worldwide, 2.1 million [1.9 million–2.4 million] people became newly infected with HIV in 2013, down from 3.4

- New HIV infections among children have declined by 58% since 2001.

- Worldwide, 240 000 [210 000–280 000] children became newly infected with HIV in 2013, down from 580 000 [530 000–640 000] in 2001.

AIDS-related deaths

  • AIDS-related deaths have fallen by 35% since the peak in 2005.

- In 2013, 1.5 million [1.4 million–1.7 million] people died from AIDS-related causes worldwide compared to 2.4 million [2.2 million–2.6 million] in 2005.

Antiretroviral therap

  • In 2013, around 12.9 million people living with HIV had access to antiretroviral therapy.

- This represents 37% [35%-39%] of all people living with HIV.

- 38% [36%-40%] of all adults living with HIV are receiving treatment. However, just 24% [22%-26%] of all children living with HIV are receiving the lifesaving medicines.

HIV/TB

  • TB-related deaths in people living with HIV have fallen by 33% since 2004.

- TB remains the leading cause of death among people living with HIV, with an estimated 360 000 [310 000–410 000] deaths in 2013.

- In 2013, the percentage of identified HIV-positive tuberculosis patients who were started or continued on antiretroviral treatment reached 70% (up from 60% in 2012).

Investments

  • US$ 19.1 billion was available from all sources for the AIDS response in 2013.

- The estimated annual need by 2015 is currently between US$ 22–24 billion.

-    In 2013, domestic investments from low- and middle-income countries accounted for around half of all HIV-related spending.

Source:  UNAIDS Fact Sheet 2014