Global HIV statistics

By the end of 2015, 36.7 million people were estimated to be living with HIV globally, with 46% of them on HIV treatment.

By the end of 2015:

  • 2.1 million people were newly diagnosed as living with HIV (down from 3.1 million in 2000)
  • 17 million people had access to HIV treatments, up from 7.5 million in 2010, and 15 million in 2014.
  • 1.1 million people died of AIDS-related causes (a fall of 43% since 2003)
  • Adolescent girls and young women aged 15-24 accounted for 20% of new notifications among adults globally in 2015, although they are only 11% of the population

By the end of 2014*

  • 73% of pregnant women living with HIV had access to HIV treatments to prevent transmission of HIV to their babies
  • 73% of pregnant women with HIV had access to HIV treatments to prevent mother to child transmission
  • New HIV notifications among children were reduced by 58% since 2000.

* Most recent data
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 51% of new notifications are among people who inject drugs; and in South Africa, HIV prevalence among sex workers is between 39% and 72% in three major cities.


Global AIDS Update 2016 (UNAIDS)

UNAIDS Fact Sheet 2015: Global Statistics