Drug users infected with HIV by world region 2017

This statistic depicts the number of injection drug users who were HIV-positive in 2017, sorted by WHO world sub-regions. In that year, there were around 124 thousand HIV-infected among people who injected drugs in North America.

Number of drug users with HIV infections in 2017, by world region*

Number of injection-drug users with HIV
Eastern and Southeastern Europe423,000
East and Southeast Asia320,000
Southwest Asia216,000
North America124,000
South Asia93,000
Western and Central Europe82,000
Latin America and the Caribbean50,000
Central Asia and Transcaucasia34,000
Near and Middle East3,200
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Release date

June 2019



Survey time period


Supplementary notes

* Based on injecting drug use. Figures are best estimates.

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