|North Africa and Middle East
HIV infections in North Africa and the Middle East are rising, but from a low starting point. The disease is most prevalent in Somalia and Sudan, but Iran and Libya are also experiencing an increase. Overall, however, the number of people living with HIV/Aids in the region continues to be low.
|People with HIV:||550,000|
|New HIV cases in 2002:||83,000|
|Deaths from Aids in 2002:||37,000|
|Children (under 15) with Aids by end of 2002:||40,000|
|Source: UNAIDS, 2002|
From the archive:Tackling Aids in Iran