HIV/AIDS in figures
Friday 16 July 2010
Here are the latest estimates of the global HIV/AIDS pandemic, published last November by the UN agency UNAIDS. Figures are for the end of 2008. An update is expected later this year.
1) TOTAL INFECTIONS IN 2008:
WORLD: Around 33.4 million people living with HIV, in a range of 31.1 million to 35.8 million.
Sub-Saharan Africa: 22.4 million
South and Southeast Asia: 3.8 million
East Asia: 850,000
Latin America: 2.0 million
North America: 1.4 million
Western and Central Europe: 850,000
Eastern Europe and Central Asia: 1.5 million
Middle East and North Africa: 310,000
2) NEW INFECTIONS IN 2008:
2.7 million people became infected in 2008, unchanged from 2007.
Sub-Saharan Africa: 1.9 million
South and Southeast Asia: 280,000
East Asia: 75,000
Latin America: 170,000
North America: 55,000
Western and Central Europe: 30,000
Eastern Europe and Central Asia: 110,000
Middle East and North Africa: 35,000
3) AIDS DEATHS IN 2008:
Around two million people died from AIDS-related causes in 2008, unchanged from 2007.
Sub-Saharan Africa: 1.4 million
South and Southeast Asia: 270,000
East Asia: 59,000
Latin America: 77,000
North America: 25,000
Western and Central Europe: 13,000
Eastern Europe and Central Asia: 87,000
Middle East and North Africa: 20,000
Source: 2009 AIDS Epidemic Update
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