Factbox: HIV/AIDS numbers from around the world

Wed Jun 1, 2011 9:03am EDT
 
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(Reuters) - Here are some global data on HIV and AIDS from the latest update report by the Joint U.N. Program on

HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).

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...