Prevalence of HIV among drug users by world region 2017

This statistic shows the prevalence of HIV among injection drug users in 2017, sorted by WHO world sub-regions. In that year, some 6.9 percent of users of injection drugs in North America were HIV-positive.

Prevalence of HIV among drug users in 2017, by world region*

Percentage of injection drug users
Southwest Asia28.9%
Eastern and Southeastern Europe23.5%
Africa11.4%
Western and Central Europe10.6%
East and Southeast Asia10%
South Asia10%
Latin America and the Caribbean8.5%
Central Asia and Transcaucasia7.5%
North America6.9%
Near and Middle East3.8%
Oceania1.2%
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Source

Release date

June 2019

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2017

Supplementary notes

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

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