Aids Focus

HIV Aids in figures

2010-11-30 11:47

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Here are the latest global estimates of the HIV/Aids pandemic, published by the UN agency UNAids.

Total infections at end 2009

World: Around 33.3 million people living with HIV, in a range of 31.4m to 35.3m.

By Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa: 22.5m
South and Southeast Asia: 4.1m
East Asia: 770 000
Latin America: 1.4m
North America: 1.5m
Western and Central Europe: 820 000
Eastern Europe and Central Asia: 1.4m
Caribbean: 240 000
Middle East and North Africa: 460 000
Oceania: 57 000

New infections in 2009

World: 2.6m people became infected in 2008, down by 100 000 over 2008.

By region:
Sub-Saharan Africa: 1.8m
South and Southeast Asia: 270 000
East Asia: 82 000
Latin America: 92 000
North America: 70 000
Western and Central Europe: 31 000
Eastern Europe and Central Asia: 130 000
Caribbean: 17 000
Middle East and North Africa: 75 000
Oceania: 4 500

Aids Deaths in 2009

World: Around 1.8 million people died from Aids-related causes in 2009, down by 200 000 over 2008.

By region:
Sub-Saharan Africa: 1.3m
South and Southeast Asia: 260 000
East Asia: 36 000
Latin America: 58 000
North America: 26 000
Western and Central Europe: 8 500
Eastern Europe and Central Asia: 76 000
Caribbean: 12 000
Middle East and North Africa: 24 000
Oceania: 1 400

- Source: 2010 UNAids Epidemic Update

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