Global Health Observatory (GHO) data


Summary of Global HIV epidemic

Global situation and trends:Since the beginning of the epidemic, 75 million people have been infected with the HIV virus and about 32 million people have died of HIV. Globally, 37.9 million [32.7–44.0 million] people were living with HIV at the end of 2018. An estimated 0.8% [0.6-0.9%] of adults aged 15–49 years worldwide are living with HIV, although the burden of the epidemic continues to vary considerably between countries and regions. The WHO African region remains most severely affected, with nearly 1 in every 25 adults (3.9%) living with HIV and accounting for more than two-thirds of the people living with HIV worldwide.

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People living with HIV/AIDS

37.9 millionpeople living with HIV/AIDS worldwide in 2018

Number of people (all ages) living with HIV


770 000people died of HIV-related illnesses worldwide in 2018

Number of deaths due to HIV


129low- and middle-income countries reported a total of 150 million people tested in 2014

Facilities with HIV testing and counselling


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