Global Health Observatory (GHO) data


Map thumbnail: Prevalence of HIV among adults aged 15 to 49, 2017 by WHO region

Global situation and trends: : Since the beginning of the epidemic, more than 70 million people have been infected with the HIV virus and about 35 million people have died of HIV. Globally, 36.9 million [31.1–43.9 million] people were living with HIV at the end of 2017. 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 (4.1%) living with HIV and accounting for nearly two-thirds of the people living with HIV worldwide.

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People living with HIV/AIDS

36.9 millionpeople living with HIV/AIDS worldwide in 2017

Number of people (all ages) living with HIV


940 000people died of HIV-related illnesses worldwide in 2017

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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