Epidemiology of HIV Infection in the Developing World

  • Authors: Sunil Solomon, MBBS, PhD, MPH; Suniti Solomon, MD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 4/1/16 (What's New)


  • Proportion of new HIV infections attributable to IDUs appears to be declining in many countries
  • Estimated 29% of IDUs in South and Central America are living with HIV (Figure 2)[Mathers 2008]

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