>HIV/AIDS By The Numbers

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These latest statistics of the global HIV/AIDS epidemic were published by UNAIDS in November 2010, and reflect the numbers at the end of 2009:
  • 33,300,000 people are living with HIV/AIDS
  • 30,800,00 adults are living with HIV/AIDS
  • 15,900,000 women are living with HIV/AIDS
  • 2,500,000 children are living with HIV/AIDS
  • 2,600,000 people are newly infected with HIV
  • 2,200,000 adults are newly infected with HIV
  • 1,800,000 AIDS deaths in 2009
  • 16,600,000 children are now orphans due to AIDS in 2009

 Sub-Saharan Africa carries the greatest burden of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, with some 68% of the population living with HIV.
Epidemics in Asia have remained relatively stable and are still largely concentrated among high-risk groups.
Conversely, the number of people living with HIV in Eastern Europe and Central Asia has almost tripled since 2000.

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