International statistics Long-term comparison: Global number of new HIV infections is decreasing

From 2010 to 2021, the annual number of new HIV infections has decreased by 32%. Approximately 1.5 million adults and children were newly infected in 2021, compared to about 2.2 million in 2010. According to the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS – also known as UNAIDS – a total of 38.4 million people were estimated to be living with HIV in 2021. More than half (54%) of all people infected with HIV are currently living in East and South Africa. Of all newly reported cases, 45% were attributed to this region in 2021. 24.11.2021