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HIV around the world

HIV has reached every corner of the globe although some regions are more heavily affected than others. The vast majority of people living with HIV live in sub-Saharan Africa.

The scale of the epidemic has demanded substantial political and financial commitment from international organisations, donor countries and domestic governments.

Here, we give you the latest global statistics, an overview of the global HIV response to date, and identify the major trends in the different regions and countries.

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Nearly 37 million people are living with HIV but only around 60% of them know they have the virus. Get up to date with the latest figures.
In recent years, the international community has made huge efforts to provide universal access to HIV prevention and treatment.
Access information and statistics about the HIV epidemic across sub-Saharan Africa and within individual countries.
Access information and statistics about the HIV epidemic across Asia and the Pacific and within individual countries.
In the past decade, AIDS-related deaths have increased in the MENA region compared with a worldwide fall.
Access information and statistics about the HIV epidemic across Latin America and within individual countries.
The HIV epidemic in the Caribbean is concentrated among just a few countries. Haiti accounted for 59% of AIDS-related deaths in 2013.
The HIV epidemic in this region continues to grow with low treatment access and threats to HIV funding undermining progress.
Access information and statistics about the HIV epidemic across this region and within individual countries.

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Last updated:
10 August 2016