Global Health Observatory (GHO)

Number of people (all ages) living with HIV

Situation and trends

As of 2013, the global number of people living with HIV is 35.0 million [33.2 million–37.2 million], compared to 29.8 million [28.1 million–31.9 million] in 2001. 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 2013, that number reached 24.7 million
[23.5 million–26.1 million], 71% of the global total.

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