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Data Around The World

Basic data on HIV and young people

Source: UNAIDS epidemiological estimates, 2020
Description Findings
Adolescents (10-19) living with HIV 1 700 000 [1 100 000 – 2 400 000]
Adolescent girls (10-19) living with HIV 1 000 000 [ 550 000 – 1 400 00]
Adolescent boys (10-19) living with HIV 740 000 [540 000 – 990 000]
Youth (15-24) living with HIV 3 400 000 [2 000 000 – 4 900 000]
Young women (15-24) living with HIV 2 100 000 [1 100 000 – 3 200 00]
Young men (15-24) living with HIV 1 200 000 [640 000 – 1 800 000]
HIV prevalence among youth (15-24) 0.3% [0.2-0.4%]
HIV prevalence among young women (15-24) 0.4% [0.2-0.6%]
HIV prevalence among young women (15-24) 0.2% [0.1-0.3%]
New infections among adolescents (10-19) 170 000 [53 000 – 340 000]
New infections among adolescent girls (10-19) 130 000 [25 000 – 250 000]
New infections among adolescent boys (10-19) 44 000 [6 800 – 110 000]
New infections among youth (15-24) 460 000 [260 000 - 680 000]
New infections among young women (15-24) 280 000 [160 000 – 420 000]
New infections among young men (15-24) 180 000 [65 000 – 270 000]
AIDS-related deaths among adolescents (10-19) 34 000 [25 000 – 53 000]
AIDS-related deaths among adolescent girls (10-19) 17 000 [11 000 – 25 000]
AIDS-related deaths among adolescent boys (10-19) 17 000 [12 000 – 25 000]
AIDS-related deaths among youth (15-24) 46 000 [ 27 000 – 75 000]
AIDS-related deaths young women (15-24) 26 000 [13 000 – 44 000]
AIDS-related deaths young men (15-24) 21 000 [13 000 – 33 000]

47% decline in new infections among young people aged 15‒24 years between 2000 and 2019 Two of seven new HIV infections Globally were among young people ages (15-24) in 2019 Globally, only one in three young people demonstrate accurate knowledge of HIV prevention

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