Factbox: HIV/AIDS numbers from around the world

Fri Jun 3, 2011 3:39am EDT
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(Reuters) - Here is some new global data on HIV and AIDS from an updated report by the Joint U.N. Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).


* More than 34 million people worldwide had the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that causes AIDS at the end of 2010, 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.

* 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.

* The number of girls aged 10-14 living with HIV grew from about 50,000 in 1999 to more than 300,000 in 2010.

-- Young women aged 15-24 account for 26 percent of all new HIV infections globally.

-- In southern Africa, young women are up to five times more likely to become infected with HIV than young men.