Factbox: HIV/AIDS numbers from around the world
(Reuters) - Here are some global data on HIV and AIDS from the latest update report by the Joint U.N. Program on
THE GLOBAL PICTURE:
* An estimated 33.3 million people worldwide had the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that causes AIDS in 2009, according to the latest figures issued by (UNAIDS). There were 26.2 million in 1999.
* There were an estimated 1.8 million AIDS-related deaths around the world in 2009.
* One in four AIDS deaths is caused by tuberculosis, a preventable and curable disease.
* Since the AIDS pandemic started in the early 1980s, more than 60 million people have been infected with HIV and nearly 30 million have died of HIV-related causes.
* In 2009, there were 2.6 million new HIV infections, down from 3.1 million in 1999.
* Around 370,000 children were born with HIV in 2009, bringing to 2.5 million the total number of children under 15 living with HIV. Continued...