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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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Statistics graphic
Nearly 37 million people are living with HIV but only around 70% of them know they have the virus. Get up to date with the latest figures.

Global response pod

Michel Sidibe
In recent years, the international community has made huge efforts to provide universal access to HIV prevention and treatment.

History pod

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The history of HIV spans almost 100 years, since its origin in the 1920s.

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infographic showing HIV statistics for Eastern and Southern Africa (2016)
Access information and statistics about the HIV epidemic across East and Southern Africa and within individual countries.

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Infographic showing HIV statistics for Westen and Central Africa (2016)
Access information and statistics about the HIV epidemic across West and Central Africa 

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Access information and statistics about the HIV epidemic across Asia and the Pacific and within individual countries.

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2017 UNAIDS statistics for Middle East and North Africa
In the past decade, AIDS-related deaths have increased in the MENA region compared with a worldwide fall.

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Infographic showing HIV statistics for Latin America and the Caribbean 2016
Access information and statistics about the HIV epidemic across Latin America and the Caribbean.

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HIV and AIDS statistics for Eastern Europe and Central Asia
The HIV epidemic in this region continues to grow with low treatment access and threats to HIV funding undermining progress.

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Access information and statistics about the HIV epidemic across this region and within individual countries.

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Last updated:
24 April 2017