AIDS Fact Sheet 2015

People living with HIV accessing antiretroviral therapy As of March 2015, 15 million people living with HIV were accessing antiretroviral therapy, up from 13.6 million in June 2014. –...
AIDS Fact Sheet 2015 - Words in the Bucket
AIDS Fact Sheet 2015 - Words in the Bucket

People living with HIV accessing antiretroviral therapy

As of March 2015, 15 million people living with HIV were accessing antiretroviral
therapy, up from 13.6 million in June 2014.
– 41% [38%-46%] of all adults living with HIV were accessing treatment in 2014, up
from 23% [21%-24%] in 2010.
– 32% [30%-34%] of all children living with HIV were accessing treatment in 2014, up
from 14% [13%-15%] in 2010.
– 73% [68%-79%] of pregnant women living with HIV had access to antiretroviral
medicines to prevent transmission of HIV to their babies in 2014; new HIV infections
among children were reduced by 58% from 2000 to 2014.

People living with HIV

In 2014, there were 36.9 million [34.3 million–41.4 million] people living with HIV.
– Since 2000, around 38.1 million people have become infected with HIV and
25.3 million people have died of AIDS-related illnesses.

New HIV infections

New HIV infections have fallen by 35% since 2000.
– Worldwide, 2 million [1.9 million–2.2 million] people became newly infected with HIV
in 2014, down from 3.1 million [3.0 million–3.3 million] in 2000.
New HIV infections among children have declined by 58% since 2000.
– Worldwide, 220 000 [190 000–260 000] children became newly infected with HIV in
2014, down from 520 000 [470 000–580 000] in 2000.

AIDS-related deaths

AIDS-related deaths have fallen by 42% since the peak in 2004.
– In 2014, 1.2 million [980 000–1.6 million] people died from AIDS-related causes
worldwide compared to 2 million [1.7 million–2.7 million] in 2005.

HIV/tuberculosis

Tuberculosis-related deaths in people living with HIV have fallen by 33% since 2004.
– Tuberculosis remains the leading cause of death among people living with HIV,
accounting for around one in five AIDS-related deaths.
– In 2013, the percentage of identified HIV-positive tuberculosis patients who started
or continued on antiretroviral treatment reached 70% (up from 60% in 2012).

Investments

The world appears to be within reach of achieving the investment target in the 2011
Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS, which called on the global community to mobilize
between US$ 22 billion and US$ 24 billion in low- and middle-income countries for the
AIDS response by 2015.

At the end of 2014, US$ 20.2 billion was invested in the AIDS response in low-and
middle-income countries.

Domestic resources constituted 57% of the total resources available for AIDS in lowand
middle-income countries in 2014.

Between 2009 and 2014, 84 out of 121 low- and middle income countries increased
their domestic spending on AIDS. Of these countries, 46 reported an increase of more
than 50%, including 35 countries which reported an increase in domestic spending of
more than 100%.

44 low- and middle income countries looked to international donors for 75% or more of
their AIDS financing needs.

UNAIDS estimates that US$ 31.9 billion will be required for the AIDS response in 2020,
with US$ 29.3 billion required in 2030.

Sub-Saharan Africa

In 2014, there were 25.8 million [24.0 million–28.7 million] people living with HIV in
sub-Saharan Africa.
– Women account for more than half the total number of people living with HIV in subSaharan
Africa.

In 2014, there were an estimated 1.4 million [1.2 million–1.5 million] new HIV
infections in sub-Saharan Africa.
– New HIV infections declined by 41% between 2000 and 2014.
– Sub-Saharan Africa accounts for 66% of the global total of new HIV infections.

In sub-Saharan Africa, 790 000 [670 000–990 000] people died of AIDS-related causes
in 2014.
– Between 2004 and 2014 the number of AIDS-related deaths in sub-Saharan Africa
fell by 48%.

In sub-Saharan Africa, 10.7 million people were accessing antiretroviral treatment, 41%
of all people living with HIV in the region, up from fewer than 100 000 people in 2002.
36% [34%-39%] of men and 47% [43%-55%] of women were accessing
antiretroviral therapy in sub-Saharan Africa in 2014.
– Five out of seven people on antiretroviral therapy live in sub-Saharan Africa.

There were 190 000 [170 000–230 000] new HIV infections among children in subSaharan
Africa in 2014.
– Since 2009, there has been a 48% decline in new HIV infections among children in
the 21 priority countries of the Global Plan to eliminate new HIV infections among
children and keeping their mothers alive in Africa.

AIDS Fact Sheet 2015 - Words in the Bucket

AIDS Fact Sheet 2015 – Words in the Bucket

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Marco Principia

Born in Rome, his beloved city. Graduated with honors in Political Science and International Relations at Università degli Studi "Roma Tre". Expert of current affairs and United Nations. Recently attended a course in Humanitarian Emergency at INTERSOS. Currently employed at CIES - ONLUS in the Coordination and Organization Office for Interpreting and Translation Service for Territorial Commissions for the Recognition of International Protection. Huge fan of A.S. Roma.
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