Total number of people living with HIV worldwide 2000-2021
Nevertheless, those with HIV are at a higher risk for conditions such as liver disease, heart disease, and cancer. Medication for HIV has become more widespread and has made HIV a more manageable condition. However, medicine is not widely accessible in the developing world and treatment is still lacking. In Eswatini, around 28 percent of all people between 15 and 49 years are living with HIV, while the percentage is around 18 in South Africa. HIV infections are still especially widespread in Eastern and Southern Africa with 20.6 million people living with the condition in 2021. In the same year, there were over 2.2 million people in Latin America and the Caribbean living with HIV.