Definition: This entry gives an estimate of the percentage of adults (aged 15-49) living with HIV/AIDS. The adult prevalence rate is calculated by dividing the estimated number of adults living with HIV/AIDS at yearend by the total adult population at yearend.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012See also: HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate map
HIV infection rate in the US falls by a third in a decade
BBC - 7/20/2014 1:21:58 AM
The rate ... the Aids epidemic may be slowing in the country. However, there was a rise in new cases of HIV among gay and bisexual men aged under 24 and over 45. HIV is the virus that causes Aids, a disease which destroys the immune system. The World ...
More Help Sought, as Cambodia Joins Major AIDS Conference in Washington
Voice of America - 7/21/2014 12:47:58 PM
Cambodia has pulled its HIV/AIDS prevalence rate down to 0.8 percent and provided treatment to more than 46,000 patients so far. WASHINGTON DC - More than 20,000 health officials and activists from around the world ... and many other countries in finding ...
HIV Vaccine: Scientists push for access over profit
Businessday - 7/22/2014 12:50:57 AM
As the world inches closer to the discovery of a vaccine for HIV, experts at the ongoing 2014 AIDS conference ... Nigeria’s HIV prevalence rate among adults aged 15-49 years was 3.1 percent as at 2012. The country has the second-largest number of people ...
HIV/AIDS infection rate drops in Ethiopia
worldbulletin.net - 7/11/2014 6:18:58 AM
The HIV/AIDS prevalence rate has drastically dropped in Ethiopia in 2013, an Ethiopian official said Saturday. "Currently, 734,000 people are living with HIV in the country," Asfaw Degefu, the public relation chief of the federal HIV/AIDS Prevention and ...
WHO warns global gay HIV rates remain at epidemic levels
Lifesite - 7/14/2014 11:54:50 PM
"Rates of HIV infection among men who have sex with men remain high almost everywhere and new prevention options are urgently needed." In the lead-up to the International AIDS Conference ... but in no country of the world is HIV prevalence lower in MSM ...
New HIV Guidelines Released by WHO
Medscape News - 7/22/2014 3:24:16 PM
HIV rates are "going down all over the world ... the prevalence of HIV in heterosexual people who inject drugs is below 1%. In fact, in 2012, the primary route of HIV transmission was injection drug use in only 21 cases in the entire country.
AIDS conference told legalizing prostitution a simple way to curb HIV
MSN - 7/22/2014 1:36:53 PM
As HIV scientists, advocates and patients gather at the International AIDS Conference in Melbourne this week, there is an increasing focus on the role that the criminalization of sex work is playing in the worldwide ... studies on HIV rates among sex ...
India scores by battling HIV/AIDS but falls short fighting TB and malaria
The Hindu - 7/22/2014 6:05:55 AM
The global burden and mortality from HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria across the world, and in the developing countries in particular ... The mortality figure in 2000 was 1.6 million. Despite TB prevalence rates reducing since 2000, the number of people living ...
Deaths and infections from HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria plummet globally
Eurek Alert - 7/21/2014 11:32:13 PM
New HIV infections ... as the world ages, higher numbers of cases and deaths will occur. When looking at death rates that are age-standardized, meaning they were adjusted for differences in population size and ages over time and across countries, the ...
Anti-Morocco tirade by Egypt TV host sparks outcry
Al Arabiya News - 7/18/2014 6:06:29 PM
Morocco ranks among the highest countries in HIV prevalence rate,” she claimed, adding that “Morocco’s economy is an economy of prostitution.” Contrary to her claim, the CIA’s World Factbook lists Morocco 162 in HIV/AIDS adult prevalence rate ...
HIV epidemic 'smaller' than estimated
3 News - 7/22/2014 1:55:23 AM
Anti-AIDS drugs have helped ... researchers tracked the rate of new infections, deaths and numbers of people living with HIV, tuberculosis and malaria in 188 countries over the period 1990 to 2013. They found the world's malaria burden, while shrinking ...
India has third largest number of people with HIV in the world
Astro Awani - 7/17/2014 11:19:39 AM
NEW DELHI: India has the third largest number of people living with HIV in the world ... rest of the adult population. High HIV prevalence among female sex workers is one of the major factors in the spread of HIV in the region. Of the 21 countries in ...
HIV diagnosis rate falls by a third in U.S.: researchers
Win 98.5 - 7/19/2014 6:41:06 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The annual rate of diagnosis ... downturn in the epidemic of AIDS, or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. The United Nations said on Wednesday that there were 2.1 million new HIV infections worldwide in 2013, down 38 percent from ...
HIV epidemic 'smaller' than UN estimates: report
MSN Philippines News - 7/22/2014 2:02:32 AM
The analysis by a team of international researchers tracked the rate of new infections, deaths and numbers of people living with HIV, tuberculosis and malaria in 188 countries over the period 1990 to 2013. They found the ... from HIV/AIDS thanks to ...