- More than 34 million people now
live with HIV/AIDS.
- 3.3 million of them are under
the age of 15.
- In 2011, an estimated 2.5
million people were newly infected with HIV.
- 330,000 were under the age of
- Every day nearly 7,000 people
contract HIV—nearly 300 every hour.
- In 2011, 1.7 million people
died from AIDS.
- 230,000 of them were under the
age of 15.
- Since the beginning of the
epidemic, more than 60 million people have contracted HIV and nearly 30
million have died of HIV-related causes.
than two-thirds (69 percent) of all people living with HIV, 23.5 million, live
in sub-Saharan Africa—including 91 percent of the world’s HIV-positive
children. In 2011, an estimated 1.8 million people in the region became newly
infected. An estimated 1.2 million adults and children died of AIDS, accounting
for 71 percent of the world’s AIDS deaths in 2011.
Asia and the
Asia and the Pacific, nearly 372,000 people became newly infected in 2011,
bringing the total number of people living with HIV/AIDS there to nearly 5
million. AIDS claimed an estimated 310,000 lives in the region in 2011.
than 13,000 people became newly infected in the Caribbean in 2011, bringing the
total number of people living with HIV/AIDS there to more than 230,000. AIDS
claimed an estimated 10,000 lives in 2011.
Central and South
were an estimated 83,000 new HIV/AIDS infections and 54,000 AIDS-related deaths
in Central and South America in 2011. This region currently has 1.4 million
people living with HIV/AIDS.
North Africa and
the Middle East
300,000 people are living with HIV in this region and an estimated 37,000
people became newly infected in 2011. An estimated 23,000 adults and children
died of AIDS.
and Central Asia
140,000 people were newly infected with HIV in 2011, bringing the number of
people living with HIV/AIDS to 1.4 million. HIV/AIDS claimed 92,000 lives in
2011, there were 30,000 new cases of HIV, bringing the number of people living
with HIV in Western and Central Europe to 900,000. An estimated 7,000 people in
these regions died of AIDS in 2011.
Source: UNAIDS World AIDS Day Report 2012; UNAIDS
Fact Sheet 2012; Kaiser Family Foundation.