HIV/AIDS Statistics

The HIV/AIDS epidemic is a serious matter affecting the entire Caribbean region. Below are statistics and resources for statistics that give a quantitative description of the affect this disease has. The stastistics we have gathered here have been collected from studies performed by UNAIDS

Caribbean Statistics

Number of people living with HIV

2008240,000
[220,000 260,000]
2001220,000
[200,000 240,000]

Number of new infections

200820,000
16,000 - 24,000
200121,000
[17,000 - 24,000]

Number of children newly infected

20082,300
[1,400 - 3,400]
20012,800
[1,700 - 4,000]

Number of AIDS-related deaths

200812,000
[9,300 - 14,000]
200120,000
[17,000 - 23,000]

Caribbean Facts

Latest epidemiological trends

  • In 2008, an estimated 240 000 [220 000260 000] people were living with HIV in the Caribbean region, while an estimated 20 000 [16 00024 000] people were newly infected and some 12 000 [930014 000] died of AIDS-related illnesses.
  • The Caribbean has been more heavily affected by HIV than any region outside sub-Saharan Africa and has the second highest level of adult HIV prevalence (1.0% [0.91.1%]).
  • The Caribbean has a mix of generalized and concentrated epidemics. Women account for about half of all infections in the Caribbean. HIV prevalence is especially high among young women.

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