Volume 7 Issue 319
Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 4-Dec-2005 
Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 5-Dec-2005

Editor: Susan K. Boyer, RN
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AIDS epidemic up date: December 2005

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) has killed more than 25 million people since it was first recognized in 1981, making it one of the most destructive epidemics in recorded history. Despite recent, improved access to antiretroviral treatment and care in many regions of the world, the AIDS epidemic claimed 3.1 million [2.8–3.6 million] lives in 2005; more than half a million (570 000) were children. more  

AIDS Epidemiology 2005: Asia

In 2005, some 8.3 million people were living with HIV in Asia, including 1.1 million people who became newly infected in the past year. AIDS claimed some 520,000 lives in 2005 more

AIDS Epidemiology 2005: Caribbean

The AIDS epidemic claimed an estimated 24,000 lives in the Caribbean in 2005, making it the leading cause of death among adults aged 15-44 years. A total of 300,000 people are currently living with HIV in the region, including 30,000 people who became infected in 2005. more  

AIDS Epidemiology 2005: Eastern Europe and Central Asia

The number of people living with HIV in Eastern Europe and Central Asia reached an estimated 1.6 million in 2005. Around 62,000 adults and children died of AIDS-related illnesses in 2005 and some 270,000 people were newly infected with HIV. Around 75% of the reported infections between 2000 and 2004 were in people younger than 30 years (in Western Europe, the corresponding figure was 33%). more

AIDS Epidemiology 2005: Latin America  

The number of people living with HIV in Latin America has risen to an estimated 1.8 million. In 2005, approximately 66,000 people died of AIDS, and 200,000 were newly infected. Among young people 15–24 years of age, an estimated 0.4% of women and 0.6% men were living with HIV in 2005. more

AIDS Epidemiology 2005: Middle East and North Africa 

The advance of AIDS in the Middle East and North Africa has continued with latest estimates showing that 67,000 people became infected with HIV in 2005. Approximately 510,000 people are living with HIV in the region. An estimated 58,000 adults and children died of AIDS-related illnesses in 2005. more

AIDS Epidemiology 2005: Sub-Saharan Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa has just over 10% of the world’s population, but is home to more than 60% of all people living with HIV—25.8 million. In 2005, an estimated 3.2 million people in the region became newly infected, while 2.4 million adults and children died of AIDS. more

 

AIDS epidemiology summary, 2005