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AIDS around the world

The global Aids epidemic is entering its third decade. The hardest hit continent is Africa, where more people die from Aids than any other disease. But no region of the world has remained untouched. The epidemic has driven many people to destitution, and is undermining poor countries' chances of development.

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People with HIV/Aids:42m
New HIV cases in 2002:5m
Deaths from Aids in 2002:3.1m
Children (under 15) with Aids by end of 2002:3.2m
Source: UNAIDS, 2002

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