Epidemiology of HIV Infection in the Developed World

  • Author: Mauro Schechter, MD, PhD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 4/1/16 (What's New)


  • Prevalence, incidence, and subgroup distributions of HIV/AIDS differ across the developed world
  • Epidemiology of HIV in North America
    • An estimated 872,990 people were living with diagnosed HIV infection in the US in 2010 (Table 1)[CDC 2013a]
    • In Canada, 71,300 people were estimated to be living with HIV infection in 2011[PHAC 2012]
    Epidemiology of HIV in Western and Central Europe
      Epidemiology of HIV in Oceania

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