Written by Dr. Sangamithra, MBBS | 
Medically Reviewed by Dr. Sunil Shroff, MBBS, MS, FRCS (UK), D. Urol (Lond) on Sep 16, 2014

AIDS Statistics

The centre for disease prevention (CDC) reported in 1988 that 136 countries or territories throughout the world had reported a total of 84,256 cases of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) to the Global Programme on AIDS. From 1979 through1988, the number of AIDS cases increased markedly in all geographic regions. The cumulative world total increased from 11,965 in 1984 to 25,150 in 1985 and to 48,413 in 1986. Forty-two countries in the Americas have reported 73% of the world total of AIDS cases. United States had reported a total of 54,233 cases. In 2004 the total number of people infected with AIDS accounts to about one million in North America, 1.7 million in Latin America.

AIDS/HIV - Worldwide distribution and Risk of Transmission

AIDS Statistics in Europe

Twenty-eight countries in Europe have reported 13% of the world's total AIDS cases. The greatest number of cases has been reported from France (3,073) in 1987. Four countries with over 100 cases are Austria, France, Italy, and Spain. The highest rates per population size are in France, Switzerland, and Denmark. The lowest rates were reported from the Eastern European countries. In 2004 about 810 000 people are infected with AIDS in Western Europe, 1.4 million in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

Europe has a higher percentage of patients under 19 years of age. Europe has a lower percentage of adult patients in the homosexual and homosexual/intravenous-drug-user transmission categories. Europe has a lower percentage with a parent with AIDS or at increased risk for AIDS. Intravenous (IV) drug users account for 64% of adult patients in Italy and 53% of adult patients in Spain.

AIDS Statistics in Africa

Thirty-eight countries in the African Region have reported 13% of the world's total AIDS cases. Fifteen African countries reported more than 50 cases each. Zimbabwe, Zaire, Uganda, Tanzania, Congo, Kenya, Burundi, Rwanda, Malawi, and Zambia have each reported about 300 to 500 cases. According to the 2004 statistics about 540 000 people are infected with AIDS in North Africa and Middle East Africa. In the sub Saharan African region about 25.4 million people are infected with AIDS.

AIDS Statistics in East Asia

In east Asia and pacific about 1.1 million cases are recorded and in south and south East Asia about 7.1 million cases are recorded.

AIDS Statistics in Australia & New Zealand

Other countries included were Australia had about 758 cases, New Zealand about 74 cases, Japan reported about 59 cases, Qatar 32 cases and Turkey about 21 cases. In the 2004 report about 36000 cases were reported in Australia and New Zealand.


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bijaykumar107 Thursday, January 24, 2013

iwant to ask if there is no infectioninthe blood is there no risk of aids if two different groups of blood are tranfued if there is there and not the aids then waht is it \. can u please tell me

www.plwha.org Thursday, April 21, 2011

HIV travel restrictions and retreats: www.plwha.org

hivprevention Wednesday, February 23, 2011

I find it frusterating that hiv screening can only detect the antibodies as opposed to the actual virus. Our governments need to allocate further investment into research so we can work towards more effective hiv prevention

trayfie Sunday, December 25, 2011

You can get a HIV DNA test. This test checks for the presence of the virus itself not the antibodies. This test can be taken 28 days after suspected exposure and the test results are highly accurate. Look it up for more information.

rkwat Wednesday, November 5, 2008

AIDS is the silent tsunnami of asia.

guest Friday, June 27, 2008

Very useful information but difficult to cite, especially in APA style. Would be helpful to include author's name and publication date.

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