Global HIV/AIDS statistics (2016)

The latest figures on the global HIV/AIDS epidemic were published by the UNAIDS in July 2017.

In 2016   Estimate Range
Number of people living with HIV/AIDS (global) Total 36.7 million 30.8 – 42.9 million
People newly infected with HIV Total 1.8 million 1.6 – 2.1 million
AIDS-related deaths Total 1 million 830,000 – 1.2 million

During 2016, over 1.8 million people became infected with HIV. By year end 2016, 36.7 million people worldwide were living with HIV. Despite recent improvements in antiretroviral treatment, 1 million people died from AIDS during 2016.

Regional HIV and AIDS epidemic statistics (2016)

Region Adults & children living with HIV/AIDS Adults & children newly infected Adult & child deaths due to AIDS
Eastern and southern Afrika 19.4 million 790,000 420,000
West en centraal Afrika 6.1 million 370,000 310,000
North Africa & Middle East 230,000 18,000 11,000
Asia & Pacifics 5.1 million 270,000 170,000
Latin America 1.8 million 97,000 36,000
Caribbean 310,000 18,000 9,400
Eastern Europe & Central Asia 1.6 million 190,000 40,000
Western & Central Europe & North America 2.1 million 73,000 18,000
Global Total 36.7 million 1.8 million 1 million




Stichting HIV Monitoring

Stichting HIV Monitoring (SHM) makes an essential contribution to healthcare for HIV-positive people in the Netherlands.  Working with all recognised HIV treatment centres in the Netherlands, SHM systematically collects coded medical data from all registered HIV patients. SHM uses these data to produce centre-specific reports that allow HIV treatment centres to optimise their patient care and obtain formal certification. SHM’s data also form the basis for the yearly HIV monitoring report and are used in HIV-related research in the Netherlands and internationally. The outcome of SHM’s research provides tangible input into HIV care and prevention polices in the Netherlands.

Visiting address

Nicolaes Tulphuis
Tafelbergweg 51
1105 BD Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Postal address

Academisch Medisch Centrum
Universiteit van Amsterdam
Meibergdreef 9 1105 AZ Amsterdam
The Netherlands

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