Back to accessibility links

Charting the global reach of the HIV/AIDS epidemic

AIDS-related deaths decline notably

Last Updated: Nov. 28, 2012

The United Nations has deemed HIV/AIDS to be the most severe epidemic of modern times. Thirty years have passed since doctors identified an unusual immune deficiency among men in the gay community. Although great strides have been made in treatment and prevention, HIV continues to spread. In 2011, there were 2.5 million new HIV infections around the globe. In the same year, there were 1.7 million AIDS-related deaths. But, the UN notes that there were more than half a million fewer deaths in 2011 as compared with 2005. The maps below show the extent of AIDS and HIV around the world.

Source: UNAIDS

HIV/AIDS

HIV page
Understanding the global epidemic
Life expectancy
Drugs increase life expectancy of HIV patients by 13 years: study
HIV Timeline
Key developments in the global epidemic
HIV by the numbers
HIV Glossary
Terms you should know


 

TIFF 2013 red carpet highlights

Afghanistan soccer fans celebrate big win