HIV Statistics

Here are some of the most recent statistics about HIV:

  • There are over 36 million people living with HIV worldwide including men, women and children
  • In 2015 almost 16 million people worldwide were receiving antiretroviral therapy
  • The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has one of the lowest HIV prevalence rates in the world (0.1%)'
  • The low HIV prevalence seen among the general population in MENA is thought to be due to religious and cultural values, which discourage pre-marital sex [and] encourage married people to be faithful'
  • Though the number of people living with HIV in MENA is low compared with other parts of the world, it currently has one of the world's fastest growing epidemics.

For more information please visit the World Health Organisation website and Avert