Global HIV statistics

By the end of 2016, 36.7 million people were estimated to be living with HIV globally, with 57% of them accessing HIV treatment.

By the end of 2016:

  • 1.8 million people were newly diagnosed as living with HIV (down from 3.1 million in 2000).
  • 20.9 million people had access to HIV treatments, up from 7.5 million in 2010, and 17 million in 2015.
  • 1 million people died of AIDS-related causes (a fall of 48% since the peak in 2005).
  • Females accounted for 51% of people living with HIV globally in 2016, although deaths from AIDS-related illnesses were 27% lower among women
    and girls in 2016 than they were among men and boys.

By the end of 2016

  • 76% of pregnant women living with HIV had access to HIV treatments to prevent transmission of HIV to their babies.
  • 54% of adults aged 15 years and older living with HIV had access to treatment, but just 43% of children aged 0–14 years had access.
  • New HIV notifications among children were reduced by 47% since 2010.

Globally, HIV disproportionately affects the following key populations:

  • Sex workers
  • People who inject drugs
  • Gay and bisexual men and other men who have sex with men
  • Trans and gender diverse people
  • Prisoners.

The percentage of these populations affected by HIV varies by country and region. For example: in Australia the majority of HIV notifications are among gay men; in Eastern Europe and Central Asia 42% of new notifications were among people who inject drugs in 2015; and in sub-Saharan Africa 5% of new notifications were among sex workers.


Global AIDS Update 2017 (UNAIDS)

UNAIDS Fact Sheet 2016: Global Statistics