Latest figures from UNAIDS/WHO

According to the latest figures published on 21 November 2006 in the UNAIDS/WHO 2006 AIDS Epidemic Update, an estimated 39.5 million people are living with HIV. There were 4.3 million new infections in 2006 with 2.8 million (65%) of these occurring in sub-Saharan Africa and important increases in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, where there are some indications that infection rates have risen by more than 50% since 2004. In 2006, 2.9 million people died of AIDS-related illnesses.

Source & © UNAIDS/WHO AIDS Epidemic Update: December 2006 

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Figure 1. 2005 Country progress towards 2001 Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS global targets (low- and middle-income countries)

Figure 2. Estimated number of people living with HIV, and adult HIV prevalence, [share of the adult population with HIV] globally and in sub–Saharan Africa, 1985–20051

Figure 3. Number of people on antiretroviral therapy in low- and middle-income countries, 2002–2005

Figure 4. People in sub-Saharan Africa on antiretroviral treatment as percentage of those in need, 2002–2005

Figure 5. Estimated total annual resources available for AIDS, 1996–2005

Figure 6. Percentage of distribution of deaths by age in southern Africa, 1985–1990 and 2000–2005

Figure 2.4. A global view of HIV infection


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