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HIV prevalence in African countries

Percentage of adults with HIV in African countries and world regions

Region, country

% of adults with HIV

Region country

% of adults with HIV

World (except Africa)

0.3

East Asia 

0.1

North America

0.5

South and Southeast Asia

0.3

Central and South America

0.5

Middle East and North Africa

0.1

Western Europe

0.2

East Europe and Central Asia

0.8

Continental Sub-Saharan Africa

5.0

West Africa

 East Africa
    Benin

1.2

    Burundi

3.3

    Burkina Faso

1.2

    Djibouti

2.5

    Cote d’Ivoire

4.7

    Eritrea

0.8

    Gambia

2.0

    Ethiopia

1.4

    Ghana

1.8

    Kenya

6.3

    Guinea

1.8

    Rwanda

2.9

    Guinea-Bissau

2.5

    Somalia

0.6

    Liberia

1.5

    Sudan

1.3

    Mali

1.3

    Tanzania

5.6

    Mauritania

0.7

    Uganda

6.5

    Niger

0.8

Southern Africa

    Nigeria

3.6

    Botswana

25

    Senegal

0.9

    Lesotho

24

    Sierra Leone

1.6

    Madagascar

0.2

    Togo

3.2

    Malawi 11

Central Africa

    Mozambique

12

    Angola

2.0

    Namibia

13

    Cameroon

5.3

    South Africa

18

    Central African Republic

4.7

    Swaziland

26

    Chad

3.4

    Zambia

14

    Congo

3.4

    Zimbabwe

14

    Democratic Republic of the Congo

1.3

    Equatorial Guinea

5.0

    Gabon

5.2

Sources: Most data are from: UNAIDS Report on the Global Epidemic 2010, available at: http://www.unaids.org/globalreport/Global_report.htm (accessed 4 July 2011). UNAIDS lists Sudan and Somalia in North Africa; the above table shows them in East Africa. UNAIDS does not give HIV prevalence for Ethiopia and Democratic Republic of the Congo; for these countries, the table shows HIV prevalence from national Demographic and Health Surveys (available at: http://www.measuredhs.com/countries/).

2 responses to “HIV prevalence in African countries

  1. Mathias Mwita November 21, 2011 at 1:26 am

    For one and a half month, I have been reading, studing and reasoning about your finding inconnection to HIV infection. I think You are right. On Satarday 19th Nov. We had a meeting in my office to review all these. At the end of the members of our CBO requested that, we write and ask you to give more facts to this wonderful findings. My home country is Kenya, Kuria districts with HIV preve. of 3%.

  2. Simon Collery November 22, 2011 at 8:25 am

    Thank you Mathias, let us discuss privately, collery [at] gmail [.] com. I am based in Arusha at present but spent some time in Kenya.
    Regards
    Simon

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