Antiretroviral therapy coverage (% of people living with HIV)

Definition: Antiretroviral therapy coverage indicates the percentage of all people living with HIV who are receiving antiretroviral therapy.

Description: The map below shows how Antiretroviral therapy coverage (% of people living with HIV) varies by country. The shade of the country corresponds to the magnitude of the indicator. The darker the shade, the higher the value. The country with the highest value in the world is Australia, with a value of 90.00. The country with the lowest value in the world is Madagascar, with a value of 5.00.

Source: UNAIDS estimates.

See also: Country ranking, Time series comparison

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Limitations and Exceptions: The limited availability of data on health status is a major constraint in assessing the health situation in developing countries. Surveillance data are lacking for many major public health concerns. Estimates of prevalence and incidence are available for some diseases but are often unreliable and incomplete. National health authorities differ widely in capacity and willingness to collect or report information.

Statistical Concept and Methodology: Data on HIV are from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). Changes in procedures and assumptions for estimating the data and better coordination with countries have resulted in improved estimates of HIV and AIDS. Antiretroviral therapy has led to huge reductions in death and suffering of people with advanced HIV infection.

Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual