Asia Pacific

Asia Pacific

HIV statistics for Asia and the Pacific

Across Asia and the Pacific, HIV rates have been falling in many countries, with a 14% reduction in notifications since 2010. Progress in reducing new notifications has slowed in recent years and new HIV infections are on the rise in some countries.

In 2017 in the region there were an estimated:

  • 5.2 million people with HIV
  • 280,000 new HIV notifications
  • 53% of adults with HIV are on treatment
  • 1.5 million adults did not have access to treatment
  • 170,000 deaths from AIDS-related conditions

There are around 110,000 children with HIV in the Asia Pacific. New notifications among children have declined by 30% between 2009-2015.

The Asia Pacific region has the second highest number of people with HIV in the world. China, Indonesia and India account for around three-quarters of the total number of people with HIV in the region.

The epidemic in this region is concentrated among injecting drug users, men who have sex with men, transgender people and sex workers.


UNAIDS Data Book 2017 HIV in Asia and the Pacific