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10 facts on HIV/AIDS

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© WHO/James Oatway 2009

36.9 million people are living with HIV worldwide.

Globally, an estimated 36.9 million [34.3–41.4 million] people were living with HIV in 2014, and 2.6 million [2.4–2.8 million] of these were children. The vast majority of people living with HIV are in low- and middle-income countries. An estimated 2.0 million [1.9–2.2 million] people were newly infected with the virus in 2014. An estimated 34 million people have died from AIDS-related causes so far, including 1.2 million [1.0–1.5 million] in 2014.

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