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HIV and AIDS

How Many People Have HIV?

09/11/2000

Question:

How many people have HIV on the earth?

Answer:

The estimated number of people infected with HIV is  33 million. There were  2-3 million people newly infected last year. The problem with getting accurate numbers is that not every country tests or reports HIV test information accurately.

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Response by:

Carl   Fichtenbaum, MD Carl Fichtenbaum, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati