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Key Populations

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Those living with HIV that are from key populations such as the LGBTIQ are managed by Kholeka Jaxa. She currently runs our ongoing weekly support group for the LGBTQI community. We are currently researching groups for Men that have sex with men MSM and also attempting to reach out to sex workers. If you would like more information or think we could run a program in your area then please contact Kholeka.

 

Global HIV & AIDS statistics — 2018 fact sheet

In 2017 (the latest data available)…

  • 36.9 million [31.1 million–43.9 million] people globally were living with HIV in 2017.
  • 21.7 million [19.1 million–22.6 million] million people were accessing antiretroviral therapy in 2017.
  • 1.8 million [1.4 million–2.4 million] people became newly infected with HIV in 2017.
  • 940 000 [670 000–1.3 million] people died from AIDS-related illnesses in 2017.
  • 77.3 million [59.9 million–100 million] people have become infected with HIV since the start of the epidemic.
  • 35.4 million [25.0 million–49.9 million] people have died from AIDS-related illnesses since the start of the epidemic.

People living with HIV

  • In 2017, there were 36.9 million [31.1 million–43.9 million] people living with HIV.
    • 35.1 million [29.6 million–41.7 million] adults.
    • 1.8 million [1.3 million–2.4 million] children (<15 years).
  • 75% [55–92%] of all people living with HIV knew their HIV status in 2017.

People living with HIV accessing antiretroviral therapy

  • In 2017, 21.7 million [19.1 million–22.6 million] people living with HIV were accessing antiretroviral therapy, an increase of 2.3 million since 2016 and up from 8 million [7.1 million–8.3 million] in 2010.
  • In 2017, 59% [44–73%] of all people living with HIV were accessing treatment.
    • 59% [44–73%] of adults aged 15 years and older living with HIV had access to treatment, as did 52% [37–70%] of children aged 0–14 years.
  • In 2017, 80% [61– >95%] of pregnant women living with HIV had access to antiretroviral medicines to prevent transmission of HIV to their babies.

New HIV infections

  • New HIV infections have been reduced by 47% since the peak in 1996.
    • In 2017, there were 1.8 million [1.4 million–2.4 million] new HIV infections, compared to 3.4 million [2.6 million–4.4 million] in 1996.
  • Since 2010, new HIV infections among adults have declined by an estimated 16%, from 1.9 million [1.5 million–2.5 million] to 1.6 million [1.3 million–2.1 million] in 2017.
    • Since 2010, new HIV infections among children have declined by 35%, from 270 000 [170 000–400 000] in 2010 to 180 000 [110 000–260 000] in 2017.

AIDS-related deaths

  • AIDS-related deaths have been reduced by more than 51% since the peak in 2004.
    • In 2017, 940 000 [670 000–1.3 million] people died from AIDS-related illnesses worldwide, compared to 1.9 million [1.4 million–2.7 million] in 2004 and 1.4 million [1 million–2 million] in 2010.
  • SOURCE UNIDS.ORG

Shaping the future for all people living with HIV in Africa

Effective Treatment Africa NPO 198-463.