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FACT SHEET NOVEMBER 2016

GLOBAL HIV STATISTICS

  • 18.2 million [16.1 million–19.0 million] people were accessing antiretroviral therapy (June 2016)
  • 36.7 million [34.0 million–39.8 million] people globally were living with HIV (end 2015)
  • 2.1 million [1.8 million–2.4 million] people became newly infected with HIV (end 2015)
  • 1.1 million [940 000–1.3 million] people died from AIDS-related illnesses (end 2015)
  • 78 million [69.5 million–87.6 million] people have become infected with HIV since the start of the epidemic (end 2015)
  • 35 million [29.6 million–40.8 million] people have died from AIDS-related illnesses since the start of the epidemic (end 2015)

People living with HIV

  • In 2015, there were 36.7 million [34.0 million–39.8 million] people living with HIV.

People living with HIV accessing antiretroviral therapy

  • As of June 2016, 18.2 million [16.1 million–19.0 million] people living with HIV were accessing antiretroviral therapy, up from 15.8 million in June 2015 and 7.5 million in 2010.
  • In 2015, around 46% [43–50%] of all people living with HIV had access to treatment.
  • In 2015, some 77% [69–86%] of pregnant women living with HIV had access to antiretroviral medicines to prevent transmission of HIV to their babies.

New HIV infections

  • Worldwide, 2.1 million [1.8 million–2.4 million] people became newly infected with HIV in 2015.
  • New HIV infections among children have declined by 50% since 2010.
    • Worldwide, 150 000 [110 000–190 000] children became newly infected with HIV in 2015, down from 290 000 [250 000–350 000] in 2010.
  • Since 2010 there have been no declines in new HIV infections among adults.
    • Every year since 2010, around 1.9 million [1.9 million–2.2 million] adults have become newly infected with HIV.

AIDS-related deaths

  • AIDS-related deaths have fallen by 45% since the peak in 2005.
    • In 2015, 1.1 million [940 000–1.3 million] people died from AIDS-related causes worldwide, compared to 2 million [1.7 million–2.3 million] in 2005.

HIV/tuberculosis

  • Tuberculosis-related deaths among people living with HIV have fallen by 32% since 2004.
    • Tuberculosis remains the leading cause of death among people living with HIV, accounting for around one in three AIDS-related deaths.
    • In 2014, the percentage of identified HIV-positive tuberculosis patients who started or continued on antiretroviral therapy reached 77%.

Investments

  • At the end of 2015, US$ 19 billion was invested in the AIDS response in low- and middle-income countries (not including the countries that have recently transitioned into high-income categories).
  • Domestic resources constituted 57% of the total resources for HIV in low- and middle-income countries in 2015.
  • Recent updated UNAIDS estimates indicate that US$ 26.2 billion will be required for the AIDS response in 2020, with US$ 23.9 billion required in 2030.

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