HIV/AIDS Global Fact Sheet

 

  • 19.5 million people were accessing antiretroviral therapy in 2016.
  • 36.7 million [30.8 million–42.9 million] people globally were living with HIV in 2016.
  • 1.8 million [1.6 million–2.1 million] people became newly infected with HIV in 2016.
  • 1 million [830 000–1.2 million] people died from AIDS-related illnesses in 2016.
  • 76.1 million [65.2 million–88.0 million] people have become infected with HIV since the start of the epidemic.
  • 35.0 million [28.9 million–41.5 million] people have died from AIDS-related illnesses since the start of the epidemic.
  • 34.5 million [28.8 million–40.2 million] adults
  • 17.8 million [15.4 million–20.3 million] women (15+ years)
  • 2.1 million [1.7 million–2.6 million] children (<15 years)
  • 19.5 million [17.2 million–20.3 million] people living with HIV were accessing antiretroviral therapy, up from 17.1 million [15.1 million–17.8 million] in 2015 and 7.7 million [6.8 million–8.0 million] in 2010.
  • In 2016, around 53% [39–65%] of all people living with HIV had access to treatment.
  • Some 54% [40–65%] of adults aged 15 years and older living with HIV had access to treatment, but just 43% [30–54%] of children aged 0–14 years had access.
  • In 2016, around 76% [60–88%] of pregnant women living with HIV had access to antiretroviral medicines to prevent transmission of HIV to their babies.
  • Worldwide, 1.8 million [1.6 million–2.1 million] people became newly infected with HIV in 2016.
  • Since 2010, new HIV infections among adults declined by an estimated 11%, from 1.9 million [1.6 million–2.1million] to 1.7 million [1.4 million–1.9 million] in 2016.
  • New HIV infections among children declined by 47% since 2010, from 300 000 [230 000–370 000] in 2010 to 160 000 [100 000–220 000] in 2016.
  • AIDS-related deaths have fallen by 48% since the peak in 2005.
  • In 2016, 1 million [830 000–1.2 million] people died from AIDS-related illnesses worldwide, compared to 1.9 million [1.7 million–2.2 million] in 2005 and 1.5 million [1.3 million–1.7 million] in 2010.
  • Tuberculosis remains the leading cause of death among people living with HIV, accounting for around one in three AIDS-related deaths.
  • In 2015, there were an estimated 10.4 million cases of tuberculosis disease globally, including 1.2 million [11%] among people living with HIV.
  • Tuberculosis-related deaths among people living with HIV fell by 33% between 2005 and 2015.
  • However, almost 60% [57%] of tuberculosis cases among people living with HIV were not diagnosed or treated, resulting in 390 000 tuberculosis-related deaths among people living with HIV in 2015. 

 

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