2012 global HIV statistics
The World Health Organisation and UNAIDS have released the following statistics on HIV globally.
- 35.3 million people are living with HIV
- 32.1 millions are adults
- 17.7 million are women (55% of adults)
- 3.3 million are children younger than 15
- 25 million live in Sub-Saharan Africa
- 3.9 million live in South & South-East Asia
- 1.5 million live in Latin America
- 1.3 million live in North America
- 2.3 million were newly infected in 2012; 260,000 of these were children
- That’s 6,300 new HIV infections each day
- 47% of new infections are among women; 39% are among 15-24 year olds
- 95% of new infections are in low- and middle-income countries
- 1.6 million people died from AIDS in 2012; 210,000 were children
People are far more likely to die from HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe & Central Asia, Middle East & North Africa, South & South East Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa (4.8-7%) than they are in Western Europe, North America and Oceania (0.9%-2.3%).
In Nigeria HIV infection rates varies by state from 1% of the population in Kebbi to 12.7% in Benue. Seventeen states (almost half) have more than 5% of their populations living with HIV according to the Federal Ministry of Health.