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Africa HIV & AIDS Statistics

Introduction

In 2011 there were an estimated 23.5 million people living with HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa.1 This has increased since 2009, when an estimated 22.5 million people were living with HIV, including 2.3 million children.2

The increase in people living with HIV could be partly due to a decrease in AIDS-related deaths in the region. There were 1.2 million deaths due to AIDS in 2011 compared to 1.8 million in 2005.3 Almost 70% of people living with HIV worldwide live in sub-Saharan Africa.4

The latest figures for each sub-Saharan African country were published in 2012 and refer to the end of 2011. They are shown below.5

HIV and AIDS Statistics 2011

Country People living with HIV/AIDS Adult (15-49) prevalence % Women with HIV/AIDS Children with HIV/AIDS AIDS deaths Orphans
due to AIDS
Angola 230,000 2.1 120,000 34,000 12,000 140,000
Benin 64,000 1.2 33,000 9,400 2,800 47,000
Botswana 300,000 23.4 160,000 15,000 4,200 100,000
Burkina Faso 120,000 1.1 56,000 23,000 6,800 130,000
Burundi 80,000 1.3 38,000 19,000 5,80000 120,000
Cameroon 550,000 4.6 280,000 60,000 34,000 340,000
Central African Republic 130,000 4.6 62,000 20,000 10,000 140,000
Chad 210,000 3.1 100,000 34,000 12,000 180,000
Comoros <500 0.1 <100 ... <100 <100
Congo 83,000 3.3 40,000 13,000 4,600 51,000
Côte d'Ivoire 360,000 3.0 170,000 61,000 23,000 410,000
Dem. Republic of Congo (2009) (430,000-
560,000)
(1.2-
1.6)
(220,000-
300,000)
(33,000-
86,000)
(26,000-
40,000)
(350,000-
510,000)
Equatorial Guinea 20,000 4.7 10,000 2,600 <1,000 6,000
Eritrea 23,000 0.6 12,000 4,000 1,400 19,000
Gabon 46,000 5.0 24,000 3,100 2,500 21,000
Gambia 14,000 1.5 7,700 ... <1,000 4,500
Ghana 230,000 1.5 110,000 31,000 15,000 180,000
Guinea 85,000 1.4 41,000 11,000 4,000 52,000
Guinea-Bissau 24,000 2.5 12,000 3,100 <1,000 7,500
Kenya 1,600,000 6.2 800,000 220,000 62,000 1,100,000
Lesotho 320,000 23.3 170,000 41,000 14,000 140,000
Liberia 25,000 1.0 12,000 5,200 2,300 33,000
Madagascar 34,000 0.3 9,500 ... 2,600 12,000
Malawi 910,000 10.0 430,000 170,000 44,000 610,000
Mali 110,000 1.1 55,000 ... 6,600 100,000
Mauritania 24,000 1.1 13,000 ... 1,500 5,500
Mauritius 7,400 1.0 2,200 ... <1000 2,700
Mozambique 1,400,000 11.3 750,000 200,000 74,000 800,000
Namibia 190,000 13.4 100,000 20,000 5,200 75,000
Niger 65,000 0.8 33,000 ... 4,000 60,000
Nigeria 3,400,000 3.7 1,700,000 440,000 210,000 2,200,000
Rwanda 210,000 2.9 110,000 27,000 6,400 170,000
Senegal 53,000 0.7 28,000 ... 1,600 7,600
Sierra Leone 49,000 1.6 27,000 4,300 2,600 18,000
South Africa 5,600,000 17.3 2,900,000 460,000 270,000 2,100,000
Swaziland 190,000 26.0 100,000 17,000 6,800 75,000
Togo 150,000 3.4 73,000 19,000 8,900 89,000
Uganda 1,400,000 7.2 670,000 190,000 62,000 1,100,000
United Rep. Of Tanzania 1,600,000 5.8 760,000 230,000 84,000 1,300,000
Zambia 970,000 12.5 460,000 170,000 31,000 680,000
Zimbabwe 1,200,000 14.9 600,000 200,000 58,000 1,000,000
Total sub-Saharan Africa 23,500,000 4.9

12,100,000 (2009)

2,300,000 (2009) 1,200,000 14,800,000 (2009)

Notes

These estimates include all people with HIV infection, including those who have not developed symptoms of AIDS.

Adults in this page are defined as men and women aged over 15, unless specified otherwise.

Children are defined as people under the age of 15, whilst orphans are children aged under 18 who have lost one or both parents to AIDS.

 

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