Key Facts of the Global AIDS Pandemic
From the UNAIDS 2007 AIDS Epidemic Update

  • The HIV/AIDS pandemic causes approximately 6,900 new infections and approximately 5,800 deaths daily.
  • An estimated 33.2 million people worldwide were living with HIV in 2007.*
  • Approximately 2.5 million people became newly infected with HIV in 2007.
  • In 2007, approximately 2.1 million people died of AIDS-related illnesses.
  • More than 1,100 children under 15 years of age are infected with HIV every day, most as a result of mother-to-child transmission of the virus.
  • Approximately 2.5 million children were living with HIV in 2007, up from 1.5 million in 2001. Children make up approximately 7.5 percent of the total persons living with HIV.
  • An estimated 420,000 children were newly infected with HIV in 2007 — approximately 16 percent of the total new infections.
  • An estimated 330,000 children died of AIDS-related illnesses in 2007 — approximately 15 percent of the total deaths due to AIDS.
  • Nearly 90 percent of all HIV-positive children live in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Approximately 15.4 million women were living with HIV in 2007, up from 13.8 million in 2001.
  • In sub-Saharan Africa, almost 61 percent of adults living with HIV in 2007 were women.

*According to UNAIDS, advances in methodology of estimations of HIV epidemics have resulted in substantial changes in the estimated number of people living with HIV worldwide in 2007. However, the qualitative interpretation of the severity of the pandemic has changed little.


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