HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, is one of the world’s most serious public health challenges. But there is a global commitment to stopping new HIV infections and ensuring that everyone with HIV has access to HIV treatment.
AIDS-related deaths have been reduced by 69% since the peak in 2004. In 2022, around 630,000 people died from AIDS-related illnesses worldwide, compared to 2 million people in 2004 and 1.3 million in 2010.
Despite these challenges, there have been successes and promising signs. New global efforts have been mounted to address the epidemic, particularly in the last decade.
The number of people who have newly acquired HIV has declined over the years. In addition, the number of people with HIV receiving treatment in resource-poor countries has dramatically increased in the past decade and dramatic progress has been made in preventing perinatal transmission of HIV and keeping pregnant people alive.
Source: World Health Organization