FACTBOX-Latest global HIV/AIDS numbers

Wed Jul 18, 2012 3:16pm GMT
 

July 18 (Reuters) - Here is the latest global and regional picture on HIV and AIDS from a report by the United Nations Programme on AIDS (UNAIDS).

* An estimated 34.2 million people worldwide had the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that causes AIDS in 2011, according to the UNAIDS data, up 18 percent on 2001, when 28.9 million were living with HIV.

* There were 2.5 million new HIV infections in 2011, including an estimated 330,000 among children.

* AIDS-related deaths fell for the fifth year running to 1.7 million, down from a peak of 2.3 million in 2005 and 2006.

* More than 8 million people had access to antiretroviral therapy, an increase of 20 percent from 2010. The U.N. wants the number to hit 15 million by 2015.

* A year's supply of antiretroviral drugs cost less than $100 per person per year for the least expensive regimen recommended by the U.N. In 2000, it cost more than $10,000.

* 46 countries, territories and areas restrict people living with HIV from entering or staying.

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