HIV prevalence (adult)
Prevalence of HIV refers to the percentage of people ages 15-49 who are infected with HIV.
HIV prevalence and progress
HIV infection leads to AIDS. Without treatment, average survival from the time of infection is about nine years. Access to treatment is uneven, and no vaccine is currently available.
About half of all new HIV cases are among people 24 years of age or younger. It should be noted that the exact quantitative prevalence of HIV cannot be calculated as many individuals do not know that they are HIV positive or have not reported their diagnosis. In generalized epidemics (with prevalence consistently at more than 1 percent among pregnant women), the infection rate for pregnant women is similar to the overall rate for the adult population. Therefore, the indicator is a measure of the spread of the epidemic. In low-level and concentrated epidemics, HIV prevalence is monitored in groups with high-risk behavior because prevalence among pregnant women is low.
HIV prevalence (adult) dataset
- ↑ http://www.avert.org/statistics.htm
- ↑ The World Bank Group. (2004). HIV Prevalence Among Women Aged 15-24. Retrieved July 8, 2010, from The World Bank Group: Millennium Development Goals: http://ddp-ext.worldbank.org/ext/GMIS/gdmis.do?siteId=2&contentId=Content_t18&menuId=LNAV01HOME1