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Lymphatic System

Specific Defenses

Worldwide Distribution of HIV/AIDS (2005)

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are 40.3 million people worldwide living with HIV. An estimated 4.9 million people (adults and children) were newly infected with HIV in 2005.

Region People Infected Newly Diagnosed Cases
North America 1.2 million 43,000
Caribbean 300,000 30,000
Latin America 1.8 million 200,000
Western & Central Europe 720,000 22,000
North Africa & Middle East 510,000 67,000
Sub-Saharan Africa 25.8 million 3.2 million
Eastern Europe & Central Asia 1.6 million 270,000
East Asia 870,000 140,000
South & Southeast Asia 7.4 million 990,000
Oceania 74,000 8,000
TOTAL 40.3 million 4.9 million


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