HIV/AIDS

Coverage and need for antiretroviral treatment (ART)

Estimated number of people receiving ART, needing ART and percentage coverage
in low- and middle-income countries according to region, December 2008

Geographical region Receiving ART
[range]
Needing ART
[range]
ART coverage
[range]
Sub-Saharan Africa 2 925 000
[2 690 000-3 160 000]
6 700 000
[6 100 000-7 100 000]
44% [41-48%]
Eastern and
southern Africa
2 395 000
[2 205 000-2 585 000]
5 000 000
[4 500 000-5 300 000]
48%[45-53%]
West and central Africa 530 000
[485 000-575 000]
1 800 000
[1 500 000-1 900 000]
30% [28-34%]
Latin America and the Caribbean 445 000
[405 000-485 000]
820 000
[750 000-870 000]
54% [51-60%]
     Latin America 405 000
[370 000-440 000]
740 000
[680 000-790 000]
55% [52-60%]
     The Caribbean 40 000
[35 000-45 000]
75 000
[66 000-83 000]
51% [46-59%]
East, South and
South-East Asia
565 000
[520 000-610 000]
1 500 000
[1 200 000-1 900 000]
37% [31-47%]
Europe and Central Asia 85 000
[80 000-90 000]
370 000
[310 000-450 000]
23% [19-27%]
North Africa and
the Middle East
10 000
[9 000-11 000]
68 000
[52 000-90 000]
14% [11-19%]
Total 4 030 000
[3 700 000-4 360 000]
9 500 000
[8 600 000-10 000 000]
42% [40-47%]

Please see Towards universal access: scaling up priority HIV/AIDS interventions in the health sector. Progress report September 2009 for more information.

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