amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research

 Statistics: Worldwide

  • More than 35 million people are now living with HIV.

  • 3.2 million are under the age of 15.

  • In 2013, an estimated 2.1 million people were newly infected with HIV.

  • 240,000 were under the age of 15.

  • Every day more than 5,700 people contract HIV—nearly 240 every hour.

  • In 2013, 1.5 million people died from AIDS.

  • Since the beginning of the pandemic, nearly 78 million people have contracted HIV and close to 39 million have died of AIDS-related causes.

  • In 2013, around 12.9 million people living with HIV (37% of the total) had access to antiretroviral therapy.

The Regional Picture

Sub-Saharan Africa
More than two-thirds (70%) of all people living with HIV, 24.7 million, live in sub-Saharan Africa—including  91% of the world’s HIV-positive children. In 2013, an estimated 1.5 million people in the region became newly infected. An estimated 1.1 million adults and children died of AIDS, accounting for 73% of the world’s AIDS deaths in 2013.

Asia and the Pacific
In Asia and the Pacific, nearly 350,000 people became newly infected in 2013, bringing the total number of people living with HIV there to 4.8 million. AIDS claimed an estimated 250,000 lives in the region in 2013.

Caribbean
Approximately 12,000 people became newly infected in the Caribbean in 2013, bringing the total number of people living with HIV there to 250,000. AIDS claimed an estimated 11,000 lives in 2013.

Latin America
There were an estimated 94,000 new HIV infections and 47,000 AIDS-related deaths in Latin America in 2013. This region currently has 1.6 million people living with HIV.

North Africa and the Middle East
Approximately 230,000 people are living with HIV in this region and an estimated 25,000 people became newly infected in 2013. An estimated 15,000 adults and children died of AIDS in 2013.

Eastern Europe and Central Asia
Some 110,000 people were newly infected with HIV in 2013, bringing the number of people living with HIV to 1.1 million. AIDS claimed 53,000 lives in 2013.

Western and Central Europe and North America
In 2013, there were 88,000 new cases of HIV, bringing the number of people living with HIV in Western and Central Europe and North American to 2.3 million. An estimated 27,000 people in these regions died of AIDS in 2013.

Source: UNAIDS Gap Report 2014; UNAIDS Fact Sheet 2014.

(Last updated July 2014)