Since 1981, more than 60 million people have contracted HIV and AIDS, and more than 30 million have died from the disease. Despite the dramatic progress that has been made HIV and AIDS  still remains a global issue:

  • More than 35 million people are now living with HIV.
  • 3.2 million are under the age of 15.
  • In 2013, an estimated 2.1 million people were newly infected with HIV.
  • 240,000 were under the age of 15.
  • Every day more than 5,700 people contract HIV—nearly 240 every hour.
  • In 2013, 1.5 million people died from AIDS.
  • Since the beginning of the pandemic, nearly 78 million people have contracted HIV and close to 39 million have died of AIDS-related causes.
  • In 2013, around 12.9 million people living with HIV (37% of the total) had access to antiretroviral therapy.

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