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HIV/AIDS in Figures

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

1) TOTAL INFECTIONS AT END 2009:

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

BY REGION:

Sub-Saharan Africa: 22.5 million

South and Southeast Asia: 4.1 million

East Asia: 770,000

Latin America: 1.4 million

North America: 1.5 million

Western and Central Europe: 820,000

Eastern Europe and Central Asia: 1.4 million

Caribbean: 240,000

Middle East and North Africa: 460,000

Oceania: 57,000

2) NEW INFECTIONS IN 2009:

WORLD:

2.6 million people became infected in 2008, down by 100,000 over 2008.

BY REGION:

Sub-Saharan Africa: 1.8 million

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

3) 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: 1.3 million

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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