2013 fact sheet – UNAIDS Global report 2013

People living with HIV

In 2012, there were 35.3 million (32.2 million–38.8 million) people living with HIV.
Since the start of the epidemic around 75 million (63 million–89 million) have become infected with HIV

New HIV infections

  • New HIV infections have fallen by 33% since 2001.
  • Worldwide, 2.3 million [1.9 million–2.7 million] people became newly infected with HIV in 2012, down from 3.4 million (3.1 million–3.7 million) in 2001.
  • New HIV infections among adults and adolescents decreased by 50% or more in 26 countries between 2001 and 2012.
  • New HIV infections among children have declined by 52% since 2001.
  • Worldwide, 260 000 (230 000–320 000) children became newly infected with HIV in 2012, down from 550 000 (500 000–620 000) in 2001

Getting to zero: AIDS-related deaths

  • AIDS-related deaths have fallen by 30% since the peak in 2005.
  • In 2012, 1.6 million [1.4 million–1.9 million] people died from AIDS-related causes worldwide compared to 2.3 million (2.1 million–2.6 million) in 2005.
  • Since the start of the epidemic an estimated 36 million (30 million – 42 million) people have died of AIDS-related illnesses

 

Antiretroviral therapy

  • In 2012, around 9.7 million people living with HIV had access to antiretroviral therapy in low- and middle-income countries.
  • This represents 61% of people eligible for treatment under the 2010 WHO guidelines; and 34% of people eligible under the 2013 WHO guidelines

HIV/TB

  • TB-related deaths in people living with HIV have fallen by 36% since 2004.
  • TB remains the leading cause of death among people living with HIV.

 

Investments

  • US$ 18.9 billion was available from all sources for the AIDS response in 2012.
  • The estimated annual need by 2015 is currently between US$ 22-24 billion.
  • In 2012, low- and middle-income countries increased domestic investments for HIV, accounting for 53% of all HIV related spending.