How many people have HIV/AIDS?
Globally, 37.8 million adults and children were living with HIV/AIDS at the end of 2003. Of them, more than 95% were living in low- and middle-income countries.
In 2003, 4.8 million people were newly infected with HIV, and there were 2.9 million adult and child deaths due to HIV/AIDS. Almost 50% of newly infected adults were women. Since the beginning of the epidemic, there have been more than 20 million AIDS deaths.
Global Summary of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic
|people newly infected with HIV in 2003|
|Children <15 years||630,000|
|Number of people living with HIV/AIDS as of end 2003|
|Children <15 years||2.1 million|
|AIDS deaths in 2003|
|Children <15 years||490,000|
(Source: Report on the Global AIDS Epidemic, UNAIDS, July 2004.)