What Are Some AIDS Statistics As of 2015?


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As of June 2015, 15.8 million people have access to antiretroviral therapy, with 36.9 million globally living with HIV. Approximately 2 million people worldwide became newly infected with HIV, with 12 million people dying from illnesses related to AIDS, claims UNAIDS.

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Approximately 2.6 million people infected with HIV are under 15 years old, with 220,000 of them newly infected in 2014. Since the AIDS pandemic began, almost 78 million people have had HIV, with over 39 million of them dying from it, according to the American Foundation for AIDS Research. Over two-thirds of the global HIV population reside in the sub-Saharan African region, which also has 88 percent of the world's children with HIV. This area also accounted for 66 percent of the world's AIDS deaths.

There has been a 35 percent decline of new HIV infections since 2000, with only 2 million infections in 2014 worldwide. That is less than the previous 3.1 million new infections in 2000, claims the American Foundation for AIDS Research.

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