Number of people (all ages) living with HIV
Situation and trends
As of 2015, the global number of people living with HIV is 36.7 million [34.0–39.8 million], compared to 31.8 million [29.4 million–34.5 million] in 2005. This reflects continued transmission of HIV despite reductions in incidence, and the benefits of signiﬁcantly expanded access to antiretroviral, which have helped to reduce the number of people dying from AIDS-related causes, especially since 2004–2005.
Sub-Saharan Africa still bears an inordinate share of the global HIV burden. Although the rate of new HIV infections has decreased, the total number of people living with HIV continues to rise. In 2015, that number reached
25.5 million [23.0 million–28.4 million], about 70% of the global total.