UNAIDS’ vision: Zero new HIV infections. Zero discrimination. Zero AIDS-related deaths.
The global AIDS epidemic
* In 2009, there were 2.6 million [2.3 million–2.8 million] new infections, down from
3.1 million [2.9 million–3.4 million] in 1999.
* In 2009 there were 1.8 million [1.6 million–2.1 million] AIDS-related deaths, lower than the
2.1 million [1.9 million–2.3 million] in 2004.
* In 2009, some 33.3 million [31.4 million–35.3 million] people were living with HIV
compared to 26.2 million [24.6 million–27.8 million] in 1999.
* In 2009, around 370 000 [230 000–510 000] children were born with HIV, bringing to
2.5 million [1.6 million–3.4 million] the total number of children under 15 living with HIV.
*The total number of children aged 0–17 years who have lost their parents due to HIV
increased to 16.6 million [14.4 million–18.8 million] in 2009.
* Since the beginning of the epidemic, more than 60 million people have been infected with
HIV and nearly 30 million people have died of HIV-related causes.
* One in four AIDS deaths is caused by tuberculosis, a preventable and curable disease.
Global and regional statistics